Excuses, Excuses

My creativity intimidates me. It sounds backwards and odd when I actually write it out, but it’s true. Something that used to be my escape is now something I fear. But I don’t think it’s necessarily the creativity or the writing (in my case) themselves that incite this fear; it’s the potential for failure. In…

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Travel Oasis: Wyoming

If you know anything about me, then the title of this post may surprise you. Long story short, my sister graduated from high school this year and got to pick a family trip. Thus, my parents, sister, aunts, and I packed up and headed out to the Vee Bar Guest Ranch in Laramie, Wyoming during…

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Travel Oasis: Québec City

A few months ago, my mom and sister came to me with a proposition: the three of us going to Québec City with my sister’s school. They had a few extra slots, and my sister’s French teacher had offered them to my mom and I as chaperones. Normally, I would’ve thought about it for a…

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Tough Conversations

There are some conversations in life that none of us want to have: that breakup, leaving that job, or simply telling someone a truth they won’t want to hear. It can be easy to suddenly lose the words you’d prepared for hours before, rendering you silent and debating as to whether or not say anything…

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Writer’s Oasis: Wordsmiths

Blacksmiths. Shoe smiths. Wordsmiths? I first heard that term in my undergrad senior seminar. My professor put it so eloquently that I wouldn’t do it justice in a recreation, but that one word really stuck with me. Wordsmith. We cultivate words to create something beautiful. We’re experts in wordcraft, composing exposition just so that it…

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