A Bit of Thanks

Manners are important. They define you are as a person. It drives me crazy when someone can’t manage a please or thank you. Too often, it’s people who believed their entitled who don’t say so. Whether that’s simply them or a failure on their upbringing, I don’t know. What I do know is if you need something, you don’t demand. You ask and add a … Continue reading A Bit of Thanks

Before It’s Too Late

Get ready because I’m about to get morbid. Death is my inspiration. I am literally dying as I write this. The same way you are literally dying as you read it. You’re in the future and I’m in the past. What we do during the time in between—and after—is up to us. Some pretend death is never coming and waste away the minutes doing thing … Continue reading Before It’s Too Late

Forever Gaga

There’s a lot of things we don’t think about, but one that finally got my attention is my liking of Lady Gaga. Weird topic, I get it, but I think that’s why I like it and her. She’s been interesting since day one. I think she featured on some other artist’s break out song/music video and actually became more popular than the other artist. Talk … Continue reading Forever Gaga

That’s So Fetch

It should be a crime that I didn’t know Mean Girls was based on a book until years later. It’s a self-help called Queen Bees and Wannabees. I haven’t read it and I don’t know if I ever will, but at least the movie is super dope. It is a cult classic, after all. I can’t remember the first time watching Mean Girls, but I … Continue reading That’s So Fetch

The Beauty of Magic

Oh, sweet, J.K. Rowling. Thank you for the gift that is Harry Potter. It has birth so much joy since its creation. The best one being the fan-fiction dedicated to the series. While I respect the events written in the books by Rowling are canon, I refuse to accept them. This can get scary, so I won’t go too into it, but Hermione ad Draco … Continue reading The Beauty of Magic

Literacy Lunacy: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

My sister read this book before I did and recommended it to me while we were in middle school (or maybe high school, I really can’t remember.) My sister isn’t much of a “read for leisure” kind of person, so of course, I had to look into it. Just as a fair warning, Khaled Housseini’s The Kite Runner is not for the weak of nerves. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

Literacy Lunacy: Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising

I must have been eleven years old when I read this book and I was surprised to find I still own it. I remember getting it from the Scholastic book fair and wanting desperately to read it. It took me a while because I had to put it down in order to read others things in hopes to lighten the mood. The story of Esperanza’s … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising

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 off and I’ll forget about how much people enjoy the … Continue reading Graciousness in Bloom

A Gift Worth Sharing

Learning is something I’m very good at. I love it, really. As a child, I excelled at almost everything academically. I’ve been on honor roll, the Dean’s List, student of the month, played various intruments, and the whole shebang. Well, except gym, but that’s because I thought I was to cute to exercise. I’m making up for it now with daily workouts for the rest … Continue reading A Gift Worth Sharing

International Women’s Day and Feminism

This is the day where we celebrate women all around the world. Today so much has been said and left unsaid for the cause of gender equality and empowering women. Whenever I hold a conversation with someone and I speak on my beliefs, I sadly have to explain what I mean when I am a feminist. And why is that? Because so many people associate … Continue reading International Women’s Day and Feminism