Honors Projects


This project is a creative nonfiction essay about sadness. In the form of a braided essay, I weave personal narrative with insight and guidance from therapists, psychologists, and friends. In this essay, I share my experience of sadness and how I have processed my emotions during challenging times. The essay is split into three sections – sadness, feeling a little better, and hope – to share my story, the skills I learned that helped me move through sadness, and my decision to choose hope despite and amidst the struggles.



First Advisor

Paul Standinger

First Advisor Department

Human Development and Family Studies

Second Advisor

Michael Schulz

Second Advisor Department

Creative Writing

Publication Date

Spring 4-26-2022