Irene Koutsidis

Irene Koutsidis is currently an undergraduate at the University of Delaware with double majors in English and Caffeine Consumption. In her spare time you can catch her attempting to go to the gym or spending money she doesn't have.

Recent Articles

3 Reasons Adulting In The Real World Is Actually Pretty Great

So, how do you like the real world? This is a question I've been asked at least once a day since starting my first job as a post-grad. It's always funny having to explain to people I still have no idea what the hell I'm doing with my life or how I en…
By Irene Koutsidis

How The Comedown From Bipolar Disorder Feels Like Cleaning Up After A Party

Mania can be described as that "on top of the world feeling" a person with bipolar disorder feels. It's not just any happiness, it's not just any high. It's dangerous, it's obsessive and it's validated, in our minds, to be 100 percent real at the tim…
By Irene Koutsidis

This Is Exactly What Someone With Bipolar Disorder Needs From A Relationship

“You're like, bipolar,” my ex-boyfriend once told me. I should have seen it coming. My moods were extreme, and at the good old age of 20, he wasn't much help in the situation due to his lack of understanding. I would tell him to shut up and say he wa…
By Irene Koutsidis

Why Letting Go Of Your Ex's Family Is Just As Hard As The Breakup Itself

They say breaking up is hard to do. It's a time of loss, a time of mourning and a time of absolute grief that leaves you feeling completely alone in the unknown. To put it briefly, it f*cking sucks. Whether it's for a little while or forever, it's so…
By Irene Koutsidis

How The Habit Of 'Minimizing' Could Be Why You're Never Sure Of Yourself

I’ll never forget the first time I understood what it meant to minimize a situation. It was a moment I wouldn’t forget because it was a moment that finally made me understand myself, and how exactly I handle issues in my life. Since I’ve gone away to…
By Irene Koutsidis

6 Struggles Of Growing Up In A Huge, Loving Greek Family

I think there’s something to be said for growing up in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. You have a culture that’s been created by centuries of men and women who came here looking for new and better lives. They say once you’re …
By Irene Koutsidis

Why You'll Always Have A Soft Spot For Your Very First Best Friends

Hey guys, it’s me. I just wanted to say hi and ask you how you’ve been. Through your social media posts and our brief conversations, I see you’re doing as well as you could be. But I needed to ask for myself. More so, I’m writing to say the things we…
By Irene Koutsidis

5 Things You Realize After Your Worst Enemy Turns Into Your Best Friend

It’s the oldest phrase in the unofficial book of life: People come and go. Everyone has had his or her fair share of temporary lovers and friends. These people enter and exit our lives because they were only meant to be in them for specific amounts o…
By Irene Koutsidis

21 Powerful Life Lessons That Took 21 Years To Learn

It’s not easy to grow, and it’s not easy to let yourself grow. As people, we find comfort in familiarity and habit, but that is no excuse. People need to allow themselves to go through good times and bad times in order to see what really matters. To …
By Irene Koutsidis

9 Reasons College Friends Are The Closest Thing You'll Find To Family

During my first year away at college, I managed to do everything wrong. I'd visit home often, call my parents daily and pathetically check my home friends' group chat. I also fell in love with a boy who was three hours away. So, it was no surprise I …
By Irene Koutsidis