Return From An Unexpected Journey | writing is a habit, boundaries are your friends, + other collected bric-a-brac

BOOM BABY I am back. Throw some confetti and commence the apologies. After a long silence, I finally have stopped ignoring that nagging reminder in my head that I had a personal commitment to write every weekend. I had plenty of thoughts before, all those weeks that slipped away without a post, but no time… Continue reading Return From An Unexpected Journey | writing is a habit, boundaries are your friends, + other collected bric-a-brac

Untitled Jazz

so this is different, but listen. the floor is underratedpeople are amazingcolorful pens are fantastic for taking biology notes and parsing latin sentences. i've never looked back. dry erase markers + mirror are handy and make a fun toythis keith green song has been stuck in my head all last weeknow my mirror is completely… Continue reading Untitled Jazz

The Box Of Possibility | thoughts on imagination, creativity, and the inspiration found within a to-go box

Imagination is magic. How could I ever doubt it? I remember those days we sat on the dirty floor of the dark classroom pouring over your iPad early in the morning every week while all the moms were busy. We would play a hundred games on that device, everything from solving puzzles and serving hamburgers… Continue reading The Box Of Possibility | thoughts on imagination, creativity, and the inspiration found within a to-go box

Dear Character | a short story based off of real life events of a younger self

March 10, 2017 Dear character: It's been a while since our interview and your debut is coming up soon by our calculation. We would appreciate if you would fill out the information form we gave you in the packet. Please send it in by the weekend and we'll contact you about schedules for next week's… Continue reading Dear Character | a short story based off of real life events of a younger self

One Down, More to Go | novel celebrations, considerations, and introductions

Let's ignore last week. Because skipping out on blogging to go on a field trip is nothing in comparison to my news of this week. Are you ready for it? It's kina big. Just kinda. Are you ready? Okay here it is: I have finished 51. Wait. Say WHAT I'm DONE?!? ...and in the meantime… Continue reading One Down, More to Go | novel celebrations, considerations, and introductions

The Simple Things Tag

If there was anyone who I would call the Sun-Drenched Writer, it would definitely be my wonderful cousin Camille who loves sunflowers, plants, the color yellow, and just about anything bright or cheery. She also has created what is now I favorite tag ever. (And I get the bragging rights to be tagged first muhahaha)… Continue reading The Simple Things Tag

10 little (somewhat random) things to do on a rainy day

Today the sky seems to be stolen from a 1950s film: Blurry gray. No blue. Rainy days sometimes can be disheartening being stuck inside with little natural light and a yellow glare from your bedroom lamp, but there are always things to do none the less. And maybe it isn't the fact that there aren't… Continue reading 10 little (somewhat random) things to do on a rainy day

8.31.19 | pros to hiking at 4 a.m.

It is pitchblack and you can see the constellations The four-lane highway is empty and forgotten The air is chilly and cool The crickets are deafening You never see another soul Deer pass you The entire walk you can untangle the knotted threads in your mind At the top the valley is filled with twinkling… Continue reading 8.31.19 | pros to hiking at 4 a.m.

surviving a book shopping spree 101

We had planned it three different times. And every time something came up. Like a fair. Or a wedding. Or school-preparing. And/or we just plan forgot, because well... we're us. My friend (who, for the purpose of this post and future posts, shall be given her rightful name of Eeyore) and I on the last… Continue reading surviving a book shopping spree 101