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