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Moody Musings: The importance of branding yourself on social media

Moody Musings: The importance of branding yourself on social media

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

In the age of social media, the image we portray on the internet plays a large role in the way we are perceived in everyday settings. While this can sometimes be daunting, our social media presence has the ability to really work in our advantage professionally, if done properly. In a 2018 column,...

Moody Musings: Why we should all pay attention to love languages

Moody Musings: Why we should all pay attention to love languages

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

In this season of love, I think we get so caught up with the commercialization of Valentine’s Day that we truly forget how to love one another and ourselves. Valentine’s Day convinces us that in order to truly show our appreciation, we have to purchase candy, flowers and something stuffed. The holiday,...

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sagar Patel

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sagar Patel

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Sagar Patel has been on three Mercer on Mission trips since he became a student at Mercer in 2015, and he is planning to go on his fourth this year. Patel is the co-founder of a 3D printing company and has played a large role in spearheading growth and innovation for production of prosthetics and orthotics he...

Moody Musings: Pushing through anxiety and doubt in college

Moody Musings: Pushing through anxiety and doubt in college

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

This column has always been a safe space for me because it allows me to dish out my experiences, reflect on what works and what doesn’t and encourage and inspire others to do the same. Recently, I’ve been dealing with the fear of what’s next or what’s unknown, and it has taken a toll on ...

Moody Musings: Choose Joy

Moody Musings: Choose Joy

Jayla Moody

October 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

This summer, I stepped into a stage of my life that forced me to focus on my happiness and what it really meant to have true happiness. I found that everything that was exciting to and for me could be removed from my life at any time. I was relying on temporary circumstances and satisfaction to det...

Moody Musings: Fighting the academic plague

Moody Musings: Fighting the academic plague

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I had an energy shortage this past week. I lacked inspiration and I felt like I was moving much slower than usual in everything I was doing. I even struggled with deciding how I wanted to share some form of encouragement and inspiration for my column. Then I remembered, it’s almost that time of the ...

Moody Musings: What’s so important about resilience?

Moody Musings: What’s so important about resilience?

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I often think about the first test I took in college. I studied for weeks in advance. I made notecards, I changed my study locations, I took breaks, ate healthy snacks and even went to office hours to confirm what I was studying was correct. I did everything they tell you to do in your UNV 101 class...

Moody Musings: Creating good habits that will make every day a good day

Moody Musings: Creating good habits that will make every day a good day

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Our habits can make or break our days and lives, but we have the choice to make them good or bad. In college, getting into a position where you’ve accumulated more bad habits than you came here with can have a negative impact on your experience. Procrastinating is one bad habit we may all have in common. If w...

Moody Musings: Being undeniably yourself

Moody Musings: Being undeniably yourself

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

August 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

I’ve written a couple of back-to-school articles that were designed to provide insight and advice, but I struggled to settle on what to share with readers this year. It’s year four, and while I am full of excitement about the finish line, I can't help but think back on what really heightened my ex...

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