concerning participation awards

I've always thought that participation awards are silly. Me thinking that has also led to many mishaps in my mindset. It has led to valuing a trophy, metaphorical or physical, over all else. Lately, I've been pondering if me- and everyone else, just deserves a participation award. Sometimes, I think, that's the only 'trophy' you'll … Continue reading concerning participation awards

The Argument for Art

By nature, writing is a unique craft. I suppose you could say that about all art mediums, but I'm particularly disposed to believe that writing is exceptional. Now, I'm going to explain how writing is similar to other art mediums, and how it has a very important factor that distinguishes it from the rest. ~one … Continue reading The Argument for Art

Everything in Between

There is an apparent and glaring problem in most people's New Years resolutions. Most are a simple, yet empty goal. Some general idea to better oneself. 'I want my grades to be better.' 'I want to be nicer.' 'I want to be more confident.' 'All of these have the same issue, and it's the same … Continue reading Everything in Between

Be Yourself

It's advice that's given all the time; but especially for teenagers, it's more than a little bit difficult to follow. I don't think it's for a lack of trying, by any means. If anything, we are constantly trying to figure out who 'our self' is. For me, I am most definitely always wondering who it … Continue reading Be Yourself

You are the Narrator

I was standing in Publix yesterday, looking down at my phone, when this little boy stopped right in front of me; maybe nine or ten years old. The thick, square frames that sat on his nose made him look bug eyed. As I looked down on my phone, I heard him talking, and my eyebrows … Continue reading You are the Narrator

F for Effort

School stinks. Do I really mean that? No, not really. I love the idea of school. I love what school sometimes is, or, more accurately, used to be. I used to love going to class with the sole intention and purpose of learning. I loved pushing myself and finding I could reach horizons I wasn't … Continue reading F for Effort

Said isn’t Dead

Said has been buried six feet under since I was nine years old. I remember the first time I heard the phrase. It was Halloween in my fourth grade class, and we had different stations with educational, Halloween themed activities. The pink sock-hop dress I was wearing swished as I skipped to the next station, … Continue reading Said isn’t Dead

Are we there yet?

Time management skills are expected. Juggling a million different things, effectively, quickly, and smiling all the way through. It looks so easy, but it really isn't. My school year started last Wednesday, and after I had gone through all of my classes once, it hit me. I had gotten home and had all but collapsed … Continue reading Are we there yet?

Peek-a-Boo

There are some moments in life I like to think of as 'Peek-a-Boo' moments. Have you ever played a game of peek-a-boo with a baby of a year or few months old? I think it's much more entertaining for me than it is even for the baby, to be perfectly honest. There's something so beautifully … Continue reading Peek-a-Boo

Write what you (don’t) know

I have heard the phrase, ‘write what you know,’ many times before. It’s mentioned and thrown around as if it is simply a fact of writing. A rule or regulation that all writers would do well to abide by. I used to hear it and think it was true. After all, if you don’t know … Continue reading Write what you (don’t) know