Embrace the Rejected

Nowadays, it's so easy to criticize. It's simple to dish out critiques online or even to look in the mirror and tear ourselves apart. Trends are so easily established and shared that it's glaringly obvious when we aren't participating in them, and social media has implemented this heightened mob mentality that sways our opinions before... Continue Reading →

It’s All Been Done Before

There are so many cop-outs we can use when we're avoiding something. There's not enough time. It's too hard. I don't have any good ideas. It's simpler to keep on doing the same. I'm too busy. No one cares. It's all been done before. This is the one that seamlessly waits in the wings of... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Oasis: Write. It. Down.

Have you ever had a really good idea? You know, the kind that makes you feel all excited and motivated to make things happen? The kind that just brightens your entire day and makes you feel super optimistic? Yeah, those are the best. However, I for one always seem to think I'm going to remember... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Consistency

I learned a lot as a gymnast. There are life lessons packed right into the sport: time management, teamwork, commitment. But one that is the most vivid in my mind is the lesson of consistency and how integral it is to real, total success. There was one year I was really on a roll when... Continue Reading →

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