Resolutions. I mentioned in my New Year’s Even post that I don’t make them. I don’t believe in creating a concrete idea for what I am *going to do* in the next year. It is too hard, in my opinion, to ensure that you will do something you set out to do. Not because it’s… Continue reading New Year… Same Me!
Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional or counselor, these are simply my experiences and opinions. Anxiety. Depression. Mental health. Some might say those are pretty taboo topics, and yet - How many of you can raise a hand and say you’ve experienced some form of anxiety or depression?I’ll start. Me! I’ll start. Me!… Continue reading My Journey Through the Abyss
Once Upon a Time, there was a princess… Alright, who am I kidding here, I’m no princess, and this isn’t a fairytale. It all started a few years ago, the summer of 2015, to be exact. I had just graduated high school and was about to start at Iowa State University. Before I dive in,… Continue reading The Disappearance of Mary
Parenting is hard. Now that we’ve all collectively nodded and agreed, I want to talk about why I feel motherhood is especially hard, and tips I’ve learned. Of course, I realize that all parenting is hard, but since I’m a mother I am pulling from my own experiences here. I have three children that are… Continue reading Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe
When I was a kid I loved stories, whether it was reading them or telling them to others; and the stranger the story, the more I enjoyed it. I'm talking about Louis Sachar, Alvin Schwartz, Joanna Cole and so on. Once I had children of my own I read to them constantly, but always either… Continue reading The Adventures of Pameron and Cayton
Summer I do not like summer, With its wet, sandy beaches And the sting of the sun, like a bee you can’t see. No, I do not like summer, As much as most, I prefer to stay as white as a ghost. Like the pool of ice cream that melts down my arm, They have… Continue reading A Collection of Poems
Thump. Thump. Thump. The loud banging startled Anna from a deep slumber. She rolls over and squints at the clock, wondering who is banging on her door at three A.M.? Dragging herself out of bed with a groan, she sneaks a quick glance into her daughter Karen's room, just to make sure she hasn't snuck… Continue reading Johnny Marlin
It is my belief that we all have at least one pivotal moment in our lives. Often it is when we realize that we are missing a part of ourselves. Maybe it’s the career you haven’t chosen yet, wanting children, finding a spouse, getting a new hobby; anything that might symbolize a moment of clarity.… Continue reading Reinventing myself and finding my passion
Let’s talk writer’s block for a minute. If you’re reading this then you’ve likely suffered it a time or two but let’s go over it anyway. Merriam-Webster defines writer’s block as “a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece.” 1 In other words, when you’re writing and all of a sudden you just… Continue reading The Dreaded Writer’s Block
If you’re reading this there is a good chance you know me, but if you’re one of the people that don’t you’re probably wondering who the heck is this lady and why do I care? I’m here to tell you who I am, and why you should care (although it’s okay if you still don’t when… Continue reading Who am I…and why you should care.