Back to Basics

When I was in third grade, my teacher made an exciting announcement: we were able to submit our own creative writing to my school's literary magazine. If our writing got picked, we would be published in the magazine available to the whole school. As you might be able to imagine, the thought of that left … Continue reading Back to Basics

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 … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses

The Get Honest Project: Recognizing My Flaws

If you're not completely familiar with me and who I am, then you may not know that I was once a competitive gymnast. Gymnastics was my life, and I truly did love the sport. However, it brought out a side in me that I've been trying to combat ever since: that of a perfectionist. On … Continue reading The Get Honest Project: Recognizing My Flaws

Get Honest Project: I’ve Been Doing This Wrong…

I've been at this blogging thing for awhile. I thought I had it down pretty well by now. Well, turns out I've been doing it wrong... at least by my new standards. To date, I've put blogging in a box and placed so many restrictions on myself when it came to this outlet. I put … Continue reading Get Honest Project: I’ve Been Doing This Wrong…

A Nod to Tradition

We all have our idea of what tradition is. Maybe it's something you celebrate, or something you resist, or something you simply acknowledge. I think whatever your perspective of tradition is like, though, we can all agree that there are aspects of it that we should strive for even now. Let's break it down in … Continue reading A Nod to Tradition