The Shifting of Seasons


I've changed out of my bulky jackets and the scarves have been put away. The sun isn't hidden behind clouds and the breeze finally feels warm and sweet from the purple blooms on the vine by my house. I'm thawing out. My winter is over.   I don't live on the East Coast, but my winter…

Finding a Little Place


Lately my writing has been taken over by job applications, personal statements, and cover letters. I've been aching to find a moment for myself and write freely. I've undergone two job interviews now, applications to professional programs, and a multitude of the impersonal monotony that is online applications. Planning for the future and trying to…

If only I could read…


I recently filled in my calendar for the whole semester. Let's just say my life is going to be a blur of writing, reading, writing, reading, and writing even more. I can already tell that I will be writing more than I ever have in my entire undergrad experience. If I could give any advice…

When to stop and when to keep going


So, I recently was working hard on a new post, only to find out all my subscribers got e-mailed out a drafted version of it. Needless to say, I am feeling unhappy this occurred. I was really excited about my post and getting to share it with everyone. It has been a few days in…

Writer Stereotypes: True or False?


The other day I was thinking about some common stereotypical conceptions about writers. 1. Writers are loners. 2. You have to be a tortured soul to make good art. 3. You have to have something good to write about. For the first one, I have always known I like solidarity. I think everyone who grew…

The Growing List


I've always seen those lists people make of "Things I've Learned Lately" and I've always been intrigued by them. I personally love learning new random things, like how very nonchalantly the NYT wrote an article about books bound in human skin. Why would I ever care to know that? Yet, here I am reading with…

Found: My “Purpose”


I've come up to another crossroads. This seems to be happening a lot lately; bare with me! But, I once again was smacked in the face with the fact that I really should not place too much expectation on future plans (especially since I'm about to be a military spouse, I really want this to…