I hate editing. I am going to be upfront and honest about that. I hate re-revisiting my work and I hate the long and tedious process of editing. I know it is important, but I hate doing it. I also know that I am in the majority of the writing community. We know that all … Continue reading My writing cycle: write, procrastinate, and edit
Anyone who knows me knows these two things: I love to cook, and I love Autumn. In many ways, these two things go hand-in-hand. As the air gets colder, leaves change color, and harvest's bounties pour into the market, appetites re-awaken for the holiday season. There is something about colder weather that makes you crave … Continue reading Cooking Season
"Sit with me" the wind howls through my window. "Come run with me" it becons in the night. "Hear me!" It screams through the branches. "Follow me" It's shadowless presence invites. "I will bring you clarity" "I will bring you truth" It's voice soothes, distrubs, and seduces as I shiver in my bed in a … Continue reading Wind at the Window
What is it about autumn that makes us long for the past? Every year as the mornings grow colder, I find comfort in the changing leaves, cloudy days, and simple pleasures of bygone days. I sip on warm beverages while listening to old school jazz. I wear vintage jackets and sweaters as I take long … Continue reading Autumn Nostalgia
Both of my sisters are pregnant. That's when the title of "The Single Sister" really solidified in my head. We had joked about my single-ness at my oldest sister's rehearsal dinner, but it didn't seem as damning then. It wasn't until after both of my sisters announced their pregnancies that it fully clicked; both of … Continue reading The Single Sister
Sometimes life sucks, and it's okay to say so. Those insipid, "inspirational" quotes that tell you that "Life is what you make it", and "There's no such thing as bad luck, just a bad attitude" are both insulting and untrue. Of course we shouldn't always look for the downside of a situation, and we shouldn't … Continue reading Sometimes Life Sucks; it’s okay to say so.
Middle Children have a harsh reputation we do not deserve. As middle children we are either ridiculed for our supposed "attention seeking" behavior, or pitied for being less-important than our older and younger siblings. Personally, I find this all ridiculous. I am the 4th of 6 children, meaning that I am a middle child of … Continue reading Middle Child Syndrome, according to a middle child.
I take the half-filled journal from my bedside; The leather cover is warm in my hands. The broken spine falls open on the table, displaying parchment pages the color of sand. My quill tip pen is newly filled after several month of sparing use. It hovers over the empty pages as I await my writing … Continue reading Return to Writing
I am the writer who doesn't write. In college I told myself I didn't have the time, and the excuse seemed valid at the time. Between full time employment, full-time classes, homework, and commutes- I barely had time to breathe. My writing suffered, but I scribbled when I could and dreamed of graduation. I told … Continue reading Adulthood and Passion: when writers stop writing
The flood gates have finally opened, and there's no going back. For decades the privileged elites have willfully ignored the growing cracks in the walls that held-up their ivory tower. Overlapping privileges such as race, education, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexuality and many more, were stacked on one another to build a society that could … Continue reading The Ivory Tower is Crumbling, and We Should Let it Fall.
I have worked in Small Business SEO for for 18 months. For 8 hours a day, 5 days a week I study, analyze, and apply SEO strategy for small businesses around the world. Though I choose not to apply SEO to my blog (see my previous post about why I don't apply SEO to my … Continue reading 5 Small Business SEO Tips That You Can Use in Your Personal Life