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…

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 truth about DIY


As you may or may not know, I am OBSESSED with Pinterest. And, I'm not alone in this. Millions of other people use this site and can attest to the addictive nature of wanting to pin away countless hours. Luckily, I don't have a job yet, but I can say that I've procrastinated on many…

My Originality Conflict


My book list is constantly growing. In fact, it is ridiculous. I am constantly scribbling down books professors suggest or ramble off during class, as well as things I come across in my reading for my english classes, blog book reviews, and my own avid curiosity to find good reads. But then I read something today…