I love my single life- let me be clear about that. I love my big, beautiful apartment that stays clean because I am only cleaning up after me and my cat. I love that my weekly groceries will only be eaten by me, so I never have to worry about someone else eating my last … Continue reading Missing Love: single people problems
It's November, which means that all of us American bloggers are clogging your feed with all of the things we are thankful for. I am self-aware as to how cliche, and thus how disingenuous this post will be, but as Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday I am still making this post anyway.If you have been … Continue reading Obligatory November Thankfulness Post
We are now 14 days into National Novel Writing Month. How am I fairing in the annual challenge? I'd say, about as expected. I was upfront with you all that I would be cheating. I didn't start a new novel from scratch, and I know myself well enough to know that setting a hard-word limit … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2-Week Check-In
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 informal, … Continue reading Writing Showcase: what I did and what I learned
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 joy … 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.
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 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
I am in a rut. Everything is going fine: I still like my job, I still have great friends, and I even got to spend time with my little brothers who came to Utah for a visit. In fact, everything had been running so smoothly I didn't even notice the depression sneaking in until I … Continue reading Depressive Rut: How Am I Working Through It