How I Became a Compulsive List-Maker

I’ve recently fallen into a habit of list-making. But “habit” might not be a strong enough word. I hate to use the word “compulsive,” but lately that’s what I’ve felt it has turned into — a compulsive need. I cannot get through a day without crossing something off the list. There have been too many…

The Paper Kites, and Other Music to Breathe To

Words can’t express to you how important music is to me. In fact, isn’t that how music came about in the first place? Because words alone aren’t enough? Sometimes I forget how much I need music to function — not only that, but to create, to have the chance to feel the emotions I didn’t…

The Versatile Blogger Award

An award? For me? That never happens! If you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Kaitlin over at Here’s to Twenty Something. Check out her blog — she posts about the important things like dating, working, mental health, fashion — really…

Taking a Step

Today I did something that felt like a step. I went to a creative writing workshop at a local arts non-profit. We wrote poetry in a light, airy room, full of windows and echoes. And while I didn’t get up to share any of my stanzas, I experienced the thrill of liking something I wrote…