I am a creator by nature, and knew in the fourth grade that my occupation would involve speaking my truth into existence however possible. I published my first book in high school, and traveled around my hometown reading at elementary schools and sharing my message. I am currently halfway through my undergrad at the University of Kansas, seeking a double major in Creative Writing and Journalism, with a minor in Art History. With a passion for poetry, nonfiction, and wandering through museums and libraries, I am constantly chasing creativity.

Putting Out The Fire

I’m going to make this short, sweet, and full of fire. Ever have those days where you just wake up with a feeling of impending doom? Yeah, me too. I’m going to describe this feeling as the spark. It’s small, the kind of spark you get when you rub two rocks together. But you all […]


Sometimes You Win…

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but you always learn. I sound like my mother. Last night was our school’s last basketball game of the season. This is how the system works here in good ole Nebraska, you win, you advance, you lose, you’re done. Just. Like. That. I’ll start from the beginning. In our […]


Stray Snowballs

Have you ever been hit in the face with a snowball? As I’ve mentioned before, I have two younger, mischievous brothers. Who both happen to play baseball. You can make a guess where I’m going with this. Last night, frozen water in the form of flakes fell about 10 inches here in good old Nebraska. […]


Give Me 65

Slow drivers drive me nuts. I am always in a hurry. I am always, what you could call, fashionably late. I get it from my mother. If we have to be somewhere at noon, we’ll leave at 11:57. One of my favorite quotes is from the Princess Diaries. “A queen is never late, everyone else […]


Rebellious Teenagers

By definition, the word independent means: free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority. As I have mentioned many, many times, I am sixteen. I am put under the category of “rebellious teenager”, as are most kids my age. And yes, this may somewhat be true. God knows I can’t seem to keep my mouth […]