Learning to Love My Body

“What’s wrong with your arm?!” -multiple people asking about my left elbow, which is wonky because of breaking it when I was three. “You’re pretty, but you look Ethiopian because you’re so skinny.” -my high school band director, who loved to comment on students’ appearances and make racist comments. “I would love to have that … Continue reading Learning to Love My Body

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The Problems with Being Overly Ambitious

Writing a book and some short stories, baking, painting, sketching, reading, blogging, creating videos, making song covers, and writing music. I want to be creative constantly. I want to be creative in nearly every way possible. Combine that desire with my severe over-planning, and I become horribly overly ambitious. Over the years, I’ve gone through … Continue reading The Problems with Being Overly Ambitious

My Problem with The Lunar Chronicles

This blog contains spoilers!! So if you haven’t read the entire series and don’t want anything ruined, you might not want to read ahead. I will mark the actual spoilers. There are so many fairytale retellings in existence. And I believe The Lunar Chronicles does an amazing job at combining the stories of Cinderella, Snow … Continue reading My Problem with The Lunar Chronicles

Small, Important Details

Joseph made breakfast and tea, then spilled it. This sentence may state what is happening in a story, but it doesn’t evoke much emotion in the reader. The empathy comes and goes as quickly as the words pass through the mind. It’s a good example of a “tell” sentence that gives a reader the knowledge … Continue reading Small, Important Details

Someone Who Inspires Me

I’ve spent a good deal of time thinking about how to answer this one, especially since I have so many amazing people in my life that bring wisdom, fun, and encouragement, as well as many people I’ve never met or met in passing that have highly impacted my life. But I realised that I want … Continue reading Someone Who Inspires Me

Five Places I Want to Visit

I’m definitely a contradiction. One of the most baffling types. I itch for two conflicting things constantly, and I can never tell which I want more. I am a homebody, but I’m also a traveler. There are so many things that I adore about both. Like the soft, yet cutting feeling of blades of grass … Continue reading Five Places I Want to Visit

Writing: Planning a Scene

Tea in hand, Google Docs pulled up, Harry Potter soundtracks blaring through my headphones, and a desire to write (and hopefully motivation and inspiration to go with it). This is a common picture of how I start writing on whatever project on any given day. But lately, I’ve found myself sitting down and just staring...and … Continue reading Writing: Planning a Scene

Writing: Creating an Outline

There are countless ways to approach writing an outline for your novel. Sometimes it takes multiple forms to get just one outline put together. I recently finished my first “complete” outline for a book that I’ve had in my head for three years. I did so by combining three of the outlining styles I’ve heard … Continue reading Writing: Creating an Outline

Pursue

Technically I’ve already written about yearly goals. But this isn’t just about the resolutions and goals I have for this year. It’s about the resolutions and goals I have for my entire life and what I’m doing now to work towards them. It's about pursuing my dreams and thriving in every moment along the way, … Continue reading Pursue

My Top Three Pet Peeves

This certainly isn't a topic I'd usually write about, by why not give it a go? Let's start with the lowest first, shall we? People clipping their nails in public. I've never understood how people can do this. I understand wanting to even them out and trim them, but why not wait until you're home? … Continue reading My Top Three Pet Peeves