Writing It Out


As hundreds of writers are heaving their way through NaNoWri 2014, I am feeling overwhelmingly at peace with a short(ish) story I just finished. Awhile back, I was trudging through a lot of personal chaos. In many respects, I still am. In 20 days I will be finished with college and embarking on a very…

What is it all for?


About this time last year, give or take a few months, I settled into one of the oldest continually operating theaters with my grandmother, mother, and fiancĂ© to watch Monument's Men. It was one of the few movies that I actually had an itch to see when it came out. I had pretty big expectations…

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…

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…

Hello Monday, I’m here.


Today I woke up with a gnawing feeling of panic. Not ideally how I like to start the school week. My subconcious somehow leaked some thoughts that I have kept bottled up for awhile now. To be honest, it was the first time I had allowed myself to really let myself feel how it would…

Blog for Mental Health 2014- A Continuing Journey


So it is that time of the year again when I take up the commitment to be as honest and open with my readers about mental health, its importance, and how it has made an impact in my life.Last year, I ran across the Canvas of the Minds blog and was immediately blown away by…

Moving from Chapter 4 to Chapter 5


If my life were a book, which might be an interesting read, I would say I am just now turning from the final page of Chapter 4, and starting that ominous Chapter 5. My thought process is that my elementary years were Chapter 1, middle school years Chapter 2, High School Chapter 3, and Chapter…

A Whole New Perspective


It would be an understatement to say these last few days have been a long process inside my head to rework the way I live each day. I have read many different authors/philosophers, or whatever you would like to call them, say that our society makes us think a lot of nonsense. And perhaps that…

A Round About Quest for Inner Peace


I must admit, last week my stress and anxiety reached a climax as I tried to come to terms with what I considered to be a lack of control. My entire life I have wanted to be in control. I always had to know what the next step was, where I was going, and how…