For those of you who haven't been following my blog, I was invited to read some of my work at the Utah Valley University Writing Showcase. As a recent graduate from UVU, I felt honored to be invited back by some of my professors to read some of my work. The event was small and … Continue reading Writing Showcase: what I did and what I learned
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
The weather is cooling down and my sweaters have been taking out of their storage trunk and returned to my closet. Fall is officially here. Every season has their own perks, but fall has always been my favorite. Something about the brisk weather, the changing leaves, and the approaching Holidays brings me the peace and … Continue reading Autumn Returns: new season, new changes
I really needed a vacation. As much as I enjoy my job, my co-workers, and my clients, the late hours and constant meetings, phone calls, and emails were wearing me down. I was started overwhelmed by the constant stream of emails and phone calls. It is a bull-faced lie to tell people that "if … Continue reading Bears Ears: A short Vacation to Reset Myself.
I can hardly be called "consistent" when it comes to this blog. I am guilty of procrastination, infrequent posting, and irregular posting patterns. In addition to these crimes, I have allowed the interface to become sloppy, the organization a joke, and the the overall quality of my blog to become sub-par. I am ashamed of … Continue reading Curating My Writing: Blog Pruning, Updates, and Maintenance.
When I hear certain songs I think of him. We all have songs like that. Something about the way the lyrics squeezes your chest hurts in a good way. The memories of good times and bad rush together. Sometimes the scenes play like a fast forward movie, and other times there is only an overwhelming … Continue reading Relationship Deja vu: reliving your previous relationship over and over again
When I was 7 I wanted to be a pop-star. I wanted to wanted to write songs with choreographed dance routines. I wanted to wear cool outfits, tour the world, be be rich and famous. When I was 12 I thought I would graduate college by 21, start teaching at 22, be married with a … Continue reading Changing Your Dream: who says you have to choose one path?
I've been lecturing myself all month about my lack of motivation for writing. Since graduation I've had all the time in the world to work on my prose, short stories, and novel but instead I've been watching YouTube and reading WEBTOONs. I have no self-discipline without a strict professor and a due date to keep … Continue reading Timing Inspiration: When Motivation Strikes at the Wrong Moment
Let me be clear from the start: multiple personas does I am not going to make a joke about having "multiple personalities". That is a real psychological disorder and making a joke about it is tasteless, insensitive and stupid. What I am going to say is that I have several "personas", as in different ways … Continue reading Multifaceted: Why I don’t Mind Having Multiple Personas
I graduated from Utah Valley University exactly 2 months ago. For the last few years of my life I struggled to jam a full-time job, classes, homework, house keeping, hobbies, family, friends, and sleep into my weekly schedule. Like most college students struggling to make it to graduation I dreamed of a day when I … Continue reading Too Much Time: What to do with the extra hours