This is the Rhythm of my Life

This past Christmas, my wonderful sibling got my husband and me concert tickets for my favorite band, Bastille. Obviously, I'm exstatic to go. I even ordered a t-shirt and beanie from their website to wear during the concert this weekend. I'm sure you're rolling your eyes, but I don't think you understand how fucking great…

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A Long Life Worth Living

We influence one another every day. I want to say from when we wake up to when we go to sleep, but sometimes we even dream about each other. The things we see our friends post on social media impact us more than we know or believe. To pin point who has made my life…

Before the End

There are a lot of things we want to experience before we reach the end of our life. We want to travel to distant lands, try unpronounceable foods, fall in love, read a certain number of books in their lifetime, and so on. These things never mattered to me and it wasn't until recently did…

A Handful of Change

Every person on this planet is a work in progress, myself included. Too many people believe they're perfect exactly the way they are and, while that's true only to an extent, those same people don't ever evolve past their comfort zone. Don't take this personally. Or do, whatever. Either way, you and I have the…

Literacy Lunacy: Edith Hamilton’s Mythology

I'm thoroughly enjoy Greek mythology. Growing up watching shows like Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys had (and still has) a big impact on me. I remember being in fifth grade and our teacher reading D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and being hooked on every tale. I own the beautifully illustrated Treasury of Greek Mythology,…

Graciousness in Bloom

People are complimented so often, we become desensitized to what exactly they're complimenting us on. A stranger could tell me I have lovely hair or a nice smile or that they found a short story I'd written done extremely well. If I hear it enough, I know a part of my brain will turn it…