Some Seriously Good Advice

Some Seriously Good Advice

Asking questions is my super power. I will ask the questions other people are afraid to ask. Questions people wouldn’t think to ask. I will ask questions that cut straight to the heart of the problem. So, after putting up with me for four mornings, I don’t doubt Chis Abani, who was leading our fiction workshop, […]

Reflections on My {Writing} Life

Reflections on My {Writing} Life

My writing equipped me with a sense of connection during the lonely seasons of middle school and high school. Angsty teenage journals that were never meant to be read gave me the sensation of talking to a trusted friend. Blogging from my couch after grad school gave me a sense of purpose as I floated in […]

Angst

Angst

It’s happened, folks. The day has come. I am a struggling writer. <cue audience groan> It’s true. The struggle is real. I just can’t seem to put pen to paper anymore. I can hardly type these very words. I’m completely stunted by the act of writing true stories about my life because… So much of […]

Dial a Friend

Dial a Friend

About a year ago, I was tapping out a mini-series dealing with a valley I’d recently explored in my life. That valley was loneliness. After moving across the country from a phenomenal job, loving coworkers, and all of my friends and family in 2012, I struggled to find a tribe. At some point, things clicked […]