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 […]

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 […]

Status: Me, Regardless.

Relationships are complicated. There are the parts that people see–the social aspect, and then there’s the stuff that goes on behind closed doors; the late-night conversations, the stolen moments, the whispers that you and that person share. Behind-the-scenes, a relationship may not be what it is perceived to be on the outside. I love my […]

A Life Lesson a Day Keeps Your Dreams From Running Away.

While developing through life, we all go through many rituals; some are natural, like puberty, or religious, like bah mitzvah, or even social…like prom. I always said I’d never go. Ever. In fact, I was adamant that I would do anything but go to prom. However, I have decided to, especially considering how many people […]