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…

“Choosing Happiness” is a Myth

You might, at this moment, be thinking to yourself, “Gee, that’s an awfully pessimistic statement,” in regards to the above statement that I just made. I would like to counter anyone thinking, “Gee, that’s an awfully pessimistic statement,” by saying: a) No, not necessarily. And, b)Who even says “Gee” anymore? Inherently, “choosing happiness” isn’t always…

How to Maintain Long Distance Friendships

Being in your 20s often involves a whole lot of long-distance relationships. When I went to college out of state, all of the sudden I was away from my closest friends and was desperately trying to hold on to them. Frankly, some friendships lasted and some didn’t — it’s just how life goes. Then, once…