Lights Out: I’m a Failure (Journal Session)

When I was little, our house had the most beautiful window on the top half of the front door. It had a faceted border that would cast rainbows all around it on sunny afternoons. The light had to hit just the right way, and I never knew when I would see a rainbow in my … Continue reading Lights Out: I’m a Failure (Journal Session)

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 Embrace the Rejected

Culture Critique: Black Friday

Ah, Black Friday. A day right on the heels of Thanksgiving that promotes our need want for more than what we already have. Oh, and you can get the lowest prices of the entire season, so that validates the gratitude we expressed the day before because, I mean, it's on sale. On top of that, … Continue reading Culture Critique: Black Friday

Going in Afraid

It freaks me out, if I'm honest. Staring at a blank page knowing I have to turn it into something is slightly terrifying. But I have to write. There is just no choice in the matter. There is something in my mind that just takes to words so strongly, and craves to construct them in … Continue reading Going in Afraid

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