One Year (Reflection Poem)

One Year (Reflection Poem)

Every now and again, I try to stretch my poetic muscles. Back when I was a teenager absolutely filled with angst and romance and puppy love and sadness, the poems would flow onto the page with this beautiful imagery and figurative language. In these days of adulting,...
Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Friday, I was put in my place. You know how I’ve continuously harped on how much I dislike our cat? I even made up a hashtag: #mycatwontdie. Well, I’ve had to eat my words. We made the difficult – but necessary – decision to send Ethel (the...
Favorite Movie: Better Off Dead

Favorite Movie: Better Off Dead

When people ask me what my favorite movie is, there’s no question about my answer. I love the 1985 John Cusack movie, Better Off Dead. I have fond memories of watching this with my siblings. Since then, I’ve shared it with countless friends and even found...
What I loved about college

What I loved about college

College. The time of feeling both independent and responsible while trying to figure out who you’re going to be. I never did the movie-like version of college, though. You know — the whole live-in-a-dorm thing? Up all night with the roommate studying? No....
A mushy, gushy love post for my Valentine

A mushy, gushy love post for my Valentine

Dearest Aaron, Once upon a time, I thought I was happy. I thought the world was perfect, and that nothing could ever go wrong. Then, it did. It all tumbled down around me, and I thought I’d never find love again. Thank goodness I was wrong, and Someone else had...