Adding to the Noise

Recently, there have been many-a-blog post regarding personal convictions flying around the old internet machine. Not to mention all the political garbage floating around cyberspace. This is not my take on any of those “issues.” Quite frankly, I don’t think grey areas of personal conviction are the problem. I think the problem is our culture’s obsession with telling people that they are wrong just because they believe something that we […]

 

So, You're Going to Change the World?

I’m going to change the world. There was a point in time when I threw that sentence around a lot, especially in the social media spheres. And I am not alone. It has become somewhat of an impassioned battle cry. We are the generation of change, charity, awareness, and empathy; this is an incredible thing.  We desire to make an impact, to leave behind us a trail of good deeds, or to […]

 

Dating is a Privilege

I used to believe that in order to date someone, I had to know within the initial 34 minutes of our first hang-out if I was going to marry them or not. I read somewhere once that you’re supposed to know in the first 34 minutes. I don’t know who said it, but looking back I would like to egg their house. Mock me if you wish, but you know […]

 

Shut The Cup Up

“I’ll have a grande cold brew.” Standard order, standard day, though I did noticed that the holiday drinks were displayed on the Starbucks blackboard and the red cups were noticeably visible on the counter. Huh. Cool design. I mean, I probably would have chosen a more burgundy/red ombré, but to each their own.  A red cup is a red cup, am I right? Especially when your red cup is actually […]

 

Indecision, Netflix, and...I Don't Know?

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been staring at a blank Word Document for the better part of an hour. I’ve asked myself probably twenty times what it is I should write about and I’ve been greeted with the same thought every time I search myself for the answer. I don’t know. The phrase “I don’t know” has been a common theme in my life as of late, […]

 

Freezing the Emotional Process

Sometimes I feel the words underneath the surface and I know. I need a keyboard, or a pen. I need to write. Most of the time I don’t even know what words will come tumbling forth, but I can feel them floating to the surface beneath my skin; a long-forgotten splinter finally working its way out. I tap away at the keys. Scratching off the surface, like a gambler scratching […]