*title taken from a chapter in Jennifer Probst's Write Naked. I am not the traditional writer, you see. I didn't start writing as a kid and keep myself hauled up in my room reading and writing all day and nights, choosing to swap high school parties for nights in the house by myself. I didn't… Continue reading The Write Path
It's NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month and what better way than to officially start my first novel! I started writing fiction as a way to realize my most entertaining day dreams into something more tactile. I always only did it for fun, not really seeing a practical future in a career as… Continue reading “So there were these two stars… ” Celebrating my first NaNoWriMo with my first novel!
As I was driving home from running errands for the third straight day, my music lists, as it always seems to do, shuffled to the right song at the right time. And of course, I was ready to sing along, as I always am. But then, I caught myself as I joined in with the… Continue reading Homecoming Mindset
You know like House Hunters but the opposite! If you’ve been following my life, you know that we had bought our first home when we moved to Colorado two years ago. It was a very different experience from what most have being that a, we are military, and b, we bought sight unseen. In just… Continue reading Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell
Part of being a writer is identifying what kind of story you want to write which leads to the kind of characters you will ultimately create. This can only be done when you are able to figure out what kind of person you are. There are many kinds of personalities which can manifest as… Continue reading The Ambiverted POV
“I call myself Black because that is who I am. Blackness is a label that I do not have a choice in rejecting as long as systemic barriers exist in this country.”- Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My Undoing. I am a Black woman. I have always been a Black female and that in… Continue reading How Black Are You?
Upon moving out of my first post-college apartment, I stumbled upon a storage file box labeled “College.” Being the curious creature that I am, I decided to take a trip down memory lane eager to read through some of my past assignments. How much had I really changed in those mere three to seven years?… Continue reading Let’s Do the Time Warp
“You have any brothers or sisters?” “No, I’m an only child.” (Blank stare) “Really? I would never have guessed. How was that growing up?” (Shruggs) “I dunno… kinda sucked as a kid. I was a bit lonely.” And cue the awkward silence as the conversation goes into an entirely different direction. Sound familiar? April 10th… Continue reading Ode to the Only Child
Feeling Stuck. It was Dr. Seuss who best described the "Waiting Place"- a place where people are stuck in a place, at a crossroads, where they are not sure what their next move will be. Perhaps in his book, Oh the Places You'll Go!, Dr. Seuss does an excellent job at describing the adult experience in… Continue reading Stuck
Anyone who knows me really really well knows that I love history. Not just like "it's my favorite subject" love. But more along the lines of "I live and breathe history." Love it. Really, I could kick myself in the face for not majoring in it in the first place, but that's neither here or… Continue reading History has its eyes on you