If This Is Really It, This Is Starting Over…

“Hit me last night like a ton of bricks,if this is really it, this is starting overThere’s no should’ve, could’ve, would’ve said this, done that, no turning back, no more I wondersNo harm done, no hard feelings,maybe some other time but gives me some peace of mindIf that was the end of the ride, I’m getting […]

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 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 […]

Give Me Thunder, Give Me Lightning, …Take Me Dancing

“Give me thunder, give me lightning, and I will give you every part of me, take me dancing, get me fucked up, play that old guitar, and we will sing…” -The Maine, “Take Me Dancing” from Pioneer If, unlike me, you aren’t a big lover of music, or you’ve never heard of The Maine (“Oh, the […]

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 […]

A person filled…

A person filled with gumption doesn’t sit around dissipating and stewing about things. He’s at the front of the train of his own awareness, watching to see what’s up the track and meeting it when it comes. That’s gumption. This is a quote by Robert Pirsig, and I’ve posted it because I feel this matches […]