Thought Catalog

Deanna Young

Just a 20-something college student at Florida State. Shamelessly loves Star Wars.

Latest Posts

What It Feels Like When You Lose Someone You Love

I lost a friend today. Those five words in particular aren’t poignant by any means, I’ve lost count of those I’ve lost over the years, but this isn’t my first rodeo. I did not write this for me though. This has nothing to do with me or how I feel, because one less boy walks this earth today, and it was his choice.

Don’t Be So Scared To Follow Your Dreams

Money should not be powerful enough to elicit fear, nor should it be capable of guiding your life path entirely. I’m saying the satisfaction of pursuing something you love will offer you a kind of happiness money can’t buy.

Why Writing Makes Us Better People

In essence, we aim to shove an outpour of seemingly inexplicable emotions into a few, carefully arranged words, much like over-packing for a weekend vacation. We aim to express ourselves without compromising the complexity of the human spirit or the gravity of a situation.