• 1081

    I’m the type of person who hates failing. The idea of getting behind, or not turning in good quality work makes me anxious. I’ve always prided myself on being able to check in with myself. There have always been certain aspects of my personality I knew without a doubt. My “talent” as a writer is ...
  • 901

    “Do more of what lights your soul on fire.” That is the intriguing quote on the cover of my new journal. It is the reason I was drawn to it. The verb do suggests action, enthusiasm, movement. This is not talking about binge-watching your favorite show or YouTubers, or spending hours on social media debating ...
  • Gardening, growth, weeds

    I’ve always had an issue with comparing myself to other people. I think it comes from the fact that I always wanted to either be at the same level as my siblings or better than them. I wanted to be talented like them. One would think that two decades later I would realize that people ...
  • 1563

    Break it down, get up on tiptoe, keep smiling. Breathe, stretch, extend and then go further. Feel the rhythm, melody, moving through you. She must be weightless. She must be delicate. Then she must be strong. Step, plie, fly. There is no room for error. It’s amazing how much dancing feels like a fight. He’s ...
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    I spent weeks writing this short story. Editing and revising it, until it was crisp and polished. My instructor loved it. My peers loved it…hell, even my family loved it. I dig up the courage and I submit it to a magazine that publishes similar stories. Then, I wait with bated breath for three days. ...
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    So, you want to get a tattoo? Me too. “A tattoo is a true poetic creation and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.” – V. Vale  As a heavily tattooed person, I totally understand ...