I'm starting to believe that there may not be such a thing, that undertaking such a task is in and of itself "crazy" and unhealthy. It certainly feels that way at times, no matter how invested I am in my education and my dissertation topic and no matter how hard a worker I am and [...]
So I've been trying to be true to myself recently by making time to write creatively while also being swamped with PhD life/dissertation stuff/class prepping/academic work. One of my true passions is creative writing and it's so hard to not have that beaten out of you. Don't get me wrong, academic writing is definitely creative [...]
Sea air Billows bright dresses Cools sunned skin Beckons exploration of Watery depths Before And within
There's nothing quite as disappointing As looking toward someone Anticipating connection Recognition Mutual acknowledgment Only to find them asleep.
It can be hard to explain to others what that's like. Check out this blog post I wrote here. Spoon Theory can be one tool to help convey to others what your experience is like!
Go check out my flash fiction piece "Left Girl" at Flash Fiction Magazine. Yayness.
Don't feel guilty for taking care of yourself. This week of solitude before the crazy last full semester of my doctorate starts is just what I needed. I've gotten to sleep in, work on writing projects at my leisure, and just be alone with my thoughts without having to rush around and worry about [...]
You may feel like the storm, constantly twisting and turning in on itself and dissolving. You may worry that this storm will destroy you and that you'll disappear afterward too. Storms can be beautiful, but you are not the storm. You are the entire atmosphere.
Feeling on-edge is uncomfortable. You are groundless, about to free fall, but edges are beautiful. The coastline allows forms to meet, collide, and dance. Transformation and transcendence occur. When you find your edges and muster the courage not to back away. you too can be transformed.
I recently paid a much needed visit to my home town of Batavia, Illinois. It was brief, but helped. It's good to get back in touch with your roots ... if you have any. That's a tough one for me, because I often feel like I don't belong anywhere as I've moved so much. But [...]