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And The Album Shall Be Named

Dear World, Call me old-fashioned, but I still write letters. We live in a world where everything is on a screen that contains basically all of reality in digital form, but we are physical persons. We like to hold things, real things, pieces of paper that contain...

Fan Girl Going Crazy Right Now

Dear World, I started taking voice lessons to study musical theatre and my vehicle to this brave new world has been Sara Barielles’ musical Waitress. Well folks, she is now starring in the show on Broadway, and my whole life finally makes sense. I was born to go to...

Glitter Gold

I see you in every faint star Every grave yard Every moment that went wrong I hear you in the saddest songs I know In waves crashing cold as stone In a broken sea And when I dream of you I don’t want to wake up Because somewhere beneath the man that you’ve become Is...

On Christmas: Have no anxiety anymore dear one

Dear World, All around us we are surrounded by darkness. Death, regret, worry, loneliness, bitterness, rejection, stone cold suffering blow threw, and our thin coats of humanity are unable to keep out the chill that pours into our feeble, broken souls. In such a time...

Reasons to have a big family Reason #6

Continuing my series on Reasons to have a big family , I think it is safe to say this reason will convince you: 6. There is always someone home to preheat the oven. How many times have you craved that frozen pizza on the top shelf of the freezer but decided against it...

Why am I awake? Thoughts from a spiritual insomniac

Dear World, I am having trouble sleeping these days. There is too much on my mind to shut it down, and I am angry at how early I awoke this morning after such a restless night. I think of my friend Danielle who has insomnia and yet still smiles wide when I ask her,...

Dear Miss Austen: An apology letter to Jane Austen

Dear Miss Austen, By the time I was fifteen years old I had read all your books and watched all the film adaptations with a firm belief that your books were too fluffy for a serious reader like myself. I thanked you briefly for your ability to lead me to real...

Humility for beginnners

Dear World, I heard humility is not self deprecation but self forgetfulness. That being said, it’s pretty hard to be self forgetful in the middle of a humiliating moment. Ideally you would easily cheer for that lucky girl who got the promotion over you, or be able to...

How to use a broken heart

Dear World, I've realized our hearts are fragile things. Sometimes they break, sometimes they downright shatter.  Tears stream down our tired faces,  our arms folded, our bodies swaying back and forth, back and forth, back and forth in pain. In these moments cracking...

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