Yesterday I forgot my lunch. I left it on the kitchen table as a rushed out the door to get to work. A year ago, I would have rushed back home to grab it, or I would have gone without lunch as payment for my carelessness. A year ago, the idea that I could simply … Continue reading The Privilege of Buying Lunch
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 know I'm not the only person who's been in this position, and maybe you are reading this because you're here too. Basically, I am doing great; I finished school, have settled into a job I enjoy, I have a beautiful place to live, and wonderful friends. I have every reason to be happy- but … Continue reading Things Are Going Well, So Why Aren’t I Happy?
Winter is done. Let's enjoy the sun: Yes, this title is a pun. Winter is finally over, the weather is warming up, and the snow has finally stopped (except for the occasional snow flurry). Utah's weather being as unpredictable as it gets, we have rain, sleet, sun, and snow all in one day during spring. … Continue reading Spring Into Step: My Spring Action Guide
Where have I been for the last few weeks? I've been packing up, moving boxes, and unpacking. I wasn't planning to move until the summer, when I'd have more time and money to get settled, but when this apartment came up on my local listings I couldn't resist. I applied with no real expectations … Continue reading Big News! Big Move
-Being inside your car is like being in your own separate world. It's a small, temporary, transitional space. It's even more intimate that someone's home. In a car you go to work, school, date nights, and home. You use it to escape, to come back, to leave and to return. It is how we get … Continue reading Observations On a Late Night Drive
Another year come and gone, so it's time to tally up my book list for the year. Rules: The book must be at least 100 pages (with very few exceptions) to be added to the list. I have to have finished the last page of the book after 12/31/2018. I may have begun the book … Continue reading Book List 2018
*to the tune of Jingle-Bells* Headed out to school I'm already real late. Then I take a look outside- it's snowing- that's just great. My car's covered in ice. The road hasn't be plowed. I'm tired, I'm stressed, it's finals week- and I should be in class now. Oh, Finals week, finals week- … Continue reading Finals Week
I have a weird love for Spanish Fork, Utah. Not for the main part where highway 6 runs through, but for the Southern and Western half of town: away from the developing city. That part I love is Spanish Fork Main Street. For years, I couldn't put my finger on what attracted me to this … Continue reading Hallmark Town
I began writing poetry when I was 12 years old. I faithfully wrote, then typed, saved, and transferred every scrap of poetry, prose, and story that came was born from my mind. Yesterday, in hopes of finding something worth professional publication, I decided to go through every bit of my writing from the last decade … Continue reading Cringe and Cliche