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Samee Callahan  Create. Collaborate. Community. Culture. Coffee. 》Textbook ENFP. Change maker. Happiness hunter. The good life, Nebraska.

Got some mental health awareness for y'all:
The death of my uncle last semester spurred a lot of changes within me. At that point, I had hit my lowest low- I bottomed out. I wasn't eating well or exercising so I was seriously withering away, I was hardly getting any homework done even though that's all I ever did, I couldn't fall asleep and I really couldn't get out of bed, and I was honestly probably close to losing my job. Add all of these things up and it came down to me "caving in" and admitting that I was depressed. I saw my psych and got prescribed a low dosage anti-depressant that has CHANGED MY LIFE. I actually find enjoyment in the things I do now and it takes me 10x less time to complete tasks because I'm not fumbling through a fog of self doubt and bad thoughts. I've gone years without the treatment I've needed and it's seriously set me back in my progression as a human. What I'm saying is if you're feeling depressed, don't wait. Don't put it off until it's almost too late. It was almost too late for me; I was on the verge of losing everything. Call your doctor and schedule an appointment now. Because if not now, then when?

I did the weird hand thing that all the girls do in pictures with boys but I really like this boy so I'll post it anyway. ☺️💜

Happy Galentines Day to all the fierce females out there! I am so honored to be surrounded by so many incredible women who inspire me every single day. A very special shout out to my best friend Amanda who has been by my side for 5 years now as my feminist partner-in-crime. I would not be half the woman I am today without her. Remember, empowered women empower women. Now let's get back to kicking the patriarchy's ass!

A little over 2 months ago I bought a ticket to Europe for 3 weeks of a study abroad program and another 3 weeks doing whatever tf I wanted by myself. Now, I'm not making that trek alone as 4 of my best childhood/high school friends are coming with me. Europe has no idea what's coming for it once Maggie, Kassie, Jaclyn, Sara and I get there!

I wish I had better words to describe my time in India but I don't so here's a picture that sums up a lot of things. My only advice to you is to get out of America for awhile in order to truly understand others. Or at least get out of your hometown.

When the sun shines bright and the air doesn't pain your skin.
When walking stops feeling like a chore and more like a break.
When you can enjoy the scenery and witness the silence at the tops of the buildings.
A solitude so enviable it's almost breathtaking. 🌇

It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be. And oh my god, I really freakin' want to be good.
Throwin' it back to a warmer time with great hair and less worry about the state of our nation.

Yesterday, as I put on my boss ass bitch boots, my don't fuck with me jean jacket, and jammed to Beyoncé's "Don't Hurt Yourself," I finally felt like myself again. As I marched side by side with my sisters & brothers, I could truly feel the strength of my community and the power we have within us. As I stood hand-in-hand with my people, singing "This Little Light of Mine," I finally felt what I've been longing to feel... I felt hope.

Today my best friend, Carleen, and I decided to start a business. Cheers to 2017 & all the incredible things to come!

Balance. Perspective. Purpose.

In New York you can be a new (wo)man.

"Delayed," a series of 25 illustrations depicting all the things I have put off by adding an extra year and a half to my time in college.
This semester has been the biggest battle I have ever fought. I've just recently realized that it's because I'm fighting (and losing) an even bigger battle within myself. They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well when life gives me lemons I've been squirting the juice into my eyes. And when life gives me cake, I accidentally let it mold because I'm too busy squirting lemon juice in my eyes. What I'm saying is, I have a lot to work on within me and I have to stop delaying it. At this point, it's not only a good idea but it's vital to my future successes that I start taking caring of myself.
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