• Lifestyle,  mental health,  productivity

    My New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

    I have a number of New Year’s Resolutions. But who is really surprised by that? Literally, no one. It should be noted that these resolutions are in no particular order. I’m thinking of resolutions as I go along, so take that as you will.  One | Take My Meds Consistently  I am terrible about taking my medications every day, and…

  • Lifestyle

    We Gotta Be Better People: We Cannot Go On Like This

    Y’all. We are failing to take care of one another and our environment. We don’t stay home when we should, drive too much, machine dry our clothes when they could hang to dry, and hoard resources.  I’ve been wracked with guilt. For the past five-ish years, I’ve been thinking a lot about my role in our world. I haven’t come…

  • Lifestyle

    My Favorite Podcasts

    Note: all links will be to apple podcasts. This American Life I love this podcast. I almost feel like I shouldn’t call it a podcast since for most of my life, I listened to it on the radio. NPR has been a facet of my life since before I could remember. Ira Glass’s voice just brings me home every time.…

  • Academia,  Lifestyle,  productivity,  study tips

    How I Bullet Journal as a Student

    The Origin Story I use my bullet journal as a glorified collection of to do lists. I’ve used a planner to organize my homework since 6th grade. I’d write down what homework was assigned that day. I didn’t bother with due dates – everything was almost always due the next day. Long term projects and due dates went in the…

  • Lifestyle,  mental health,  wellness

    My Mantras

    Times are hard. It’s true. One thing that’s helped me make it through this crazy tumultuous time is reminding myself that I’m a good human, and that I have the ability to be a good human to everyone around me. I’m trying to meditate, go to church, do things that make me happy like crocheting, reading, and blogging. I’ve also…

  • fashion,  Lifestyle,  Shopping Guides

    My Goal of a Personal Uniform

    Uniforms, I had one when I was in elementary school. Then, I didn’t love it, but I respected its utility. It was nice to not have to make an additional decision when you woke up in the morning. It was simple: On Mondays and Thursdays, I wore a red polo with khakis, on Wednesdays I wore a white button down…

  • Lifestyle

    My Favorite College Youtubers!

    As a high school senior, I am deeply into the throughs of college youtubers. I just love watching “Day In My Life” videos. It just feels so nice to immerse yourself into someone else’s life. //ONE// Gracie O’Connor I don’t even remember when I started watching Gracie’s video. She’s just such a bundle of joy. I really enjoy her bubbly…

  • Lifestyle,  wellness

    Why I Love My Peloton

    shoes | look delta cleats | shorts (TTS) | water bottle | shirt (similar) So, I meant to write this post about a month ago. Then, I got stitches on my knee and couldn’t do any “strenuous exercise” for two weeks. Then, I was so intimidated by the bike and the thought of my hard workout distressed me. And I…

  • Lifestyle,  Shopping Guides

    Shopping Ban Update No.2

    First, some updates about Marie Speaks. Posting 3 times per week isn’t super feasible for me right now, so for the time being I’m only going to post once per week on Wednesdays! Thank you so much for reading, and I appreciate your time! I’m about a month into my “shopping ban”. Honestly, I’m really over buying stuff in general.…