How To Be A Heartbreaker

“Rule Number One: is that you gotta have fun. But baby when you’re done, You gotta be the first to run…” -“How To Be a Heartbreaker” by Marina & The Diamonds One thing I get asked a lot as I get older, especially around the holiday season, is if I have a boyfriend. The answer: […]

Back From The Road: Part 3–“Virginia”

After two nights in L’argo, we left at a decent hour in the morning, heading to Williamsburg/Richmond, Virginia. We went to the hotel, which, while beautiful on the outside, was actually quite odd inside. The lobby was inviting, as were the staff, but the doors to the room took more effort to open than any […]

Back From The Road: Part 2–“Letter To The President”

  Following a very inspirational trip to Wilmington (seriously–wrote two sets of song lyrics on the drive), with a quick stop in Virginia, we made it to L’argo, Maryland. We checked in to the hotel, got situated, and I went down to the pool, desperate to move my muscles in some form. After swimming 210 […]

Back From The Road: Part 1–“I Don’t Wanna Be”

Last Sunday, I embarked on a road trip with my grandparents and family friend, which proved to be quite interesting. The first stop on the trip was the place I’d requested: Wilmington, North Carolina. As a huge fan of One Tree Hill, I have wanted to go there since I was eight or nine. Finally, […]

Hammers & Strings, Gears & Things (an Email From The Past, an Idea For The Future)

Trying to write. Cheers to that! My mind is finally moving with ideas. The gears are turning and I’m losing sleep thinking of it all. It all hit yesterday, like a train on a track. There is a contest I have been wanting to enter, which requires me to do a cover of a song, […]

Closing The Door To Open a Window (Hopefully)

  Last week, I got a call from the college I was supposed to be attending and they were talking about returning the money my mom had already paid, as well as whether or not I was certain I wouldn’t be attending. “We want you to have all the necessary information in order to make […]

It’s Bittersweet.

It’s bittersweet, the impending changes. My graduation. My career growing. My friendships changing. My loved ones growing older. It’s all so bittersweet. In every moment, I find something to be completely elated about and something that saddens me to some degree. When I look at the young child I love so dearly, I see her […]

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

“Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.” It’s the title of an episode of my favorite television show. It’s the title of my workout playlist. More than that, it’s one of my many mantras. I like to look at it as a statement that speaks true volumes: NO ONE IS GOING TO RESCUE YOU. YOU HAVE TO […]

(Goonies) Never Say Die in This Heart of Darkness

“The mind of man is capable of anything–because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.” -Marlow in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness In the face of the unknown, humans display a typical instinct that’s needed for survival: fight or flight. Now that’s not to say when you’re truly frightened […]

Uninhibited Creativity; We All Lose It.

Yesterday, I got to help out with two adorable little girls, who I know very well. At three years old, their imaginations are in full swing. If they’re playing Princess and need a wicked queen, they imagine her; if they need a forest, the corner by the door with one fake plant is it. They […]