The Construct of Silence

I used to be uncomfortable with silence among others. Sitting and not saying a single word was my personal hell. To be honest, it still can be. Why aren’t they saying anything?Is it that hard to start a conversation? Say, hi…..no, that’s too much. I once went on a hike with my family, and myContinue reading “The Construct of Silence”

Progression

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. As a country, on this day, we must remember the stepsthat have been taken in orderfor us to move forward.No matter how weContinue reading “Progression”

Fighting the Urge of Phone Addiction

Awareness of a technology addiction is one thing. Trying to change habits that are so ingrained in your psyche is a whole other beast. I’ve known for years now how dependent I am on technology. I’ve joked about it with family and friends. Joking about it makes it not real. Joking about it makes itContinue reading “Fighting the Urge of Phone Addiction”

Surface Thoughts

I watch my cat watch the tv, every time a dog comes on the screen, his pupils get big, I wonder what goes through his mind, what must he be thinking, is the time he fell out the window from the second floor playing in his head, what is a cat’s memory, does he rememberContinue reading “Surface Thoughts”

What a Year 2018 Has Been.

This year has felt like it has been five years at the same time it feels like it’s gone by in a blink of an eye. For America, we’ve gone through so many ups and downs that I have forgotten much of what has happened because so much happens every single day. For me personally,Continue reading “What a Year 2018 Has Been.”

Be kind. Be brilliant. Be you.

The title is a quote from Michelle M. Lucero. The week before last, I graduated from college with honors, something I never thought I would accomplish. I majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing. A few days ago, I got my final grades for my last semester. 3.93, my highest GPA of my educationContinue reading “Be kind. Be brilliant. Be you.”

The Lingering Cold

I’ve been sick six times this year. For me, that’s a lot. Normally, I get sick once a year. Sneezing for a week or two, maybe lose my voice, and feel crappy. But it doesn’t last. I get my annual cold out of the way with and carry on with my life.  This year, I’veContinue reading “The Lingering Cold”

Talking in Circles

I don’t know why we continually repeat ourselves as if the people we’re talking to haven’t already heard a thousand times before. We’re a broken record on repeat trying to convince ourselves what we’re saying must be true because we’re saying them the exact same way, refusing to put the words in any other order.Continue reading “Talking in Circles”

No Point of Reference

With each passing day, I’ve come to realize that for the last twenty-five years I have lived in my body, I haven’t really known the skin I’ve lived in. In the sense that I don’t pay attention to something until I’m forced to look at it by way of injury or illness. The same questionsContinue reading “No Point of Reference”

After Thanksgiving

We gathered together with family and friends to remind each other how thankful we are to have the love we’re fortunate to have in our lives. Thankfulness lingers in the air days after the Thursday holiday is done. Games were played, stories were shared, and the dog stole turkey when no one was looking.  TheContinue reading “After Thanksgiving”