I've been on a literary kick. For the last month I've been reading and writing more than I have since starting college. I haven't turned on my television in over a week, and I haven't gone a single day without picking up a book or a pen. I feel like I did when I was … Continue reading Taking a Literary Turn
It hasn't snowed in weeks. I live at the edge of the West Desert in Utah. Snow is our primary form of precipitation. What accumulates in the mountains during winter is what we have to see us through the dry, hot summers. No snow also means that there is no relief from the thick layer … Continue reading Let There Be Snow
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 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.
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