R&F: The Poltergist

Reflection: Summer goes fast every year, and I don’t know if this brings consolation or makes me feel old. I also find myself wishing for a deeper connection to my surroundings in this time of my life, a spiritual awakening, a reading of the future, a raising of energy. A discovery of a ghost living in the wires of my house. Reading this makes me want to believe. I’ll keep searching. Best Summary Quote: “Call it a sign, call it a spirit, or call it a mechanical error, but I believe that someone or something was trying to communicate with … Continue reading R&F: The Poltergist

R&F: Knocked Out Cold

Reflection: This was a fun, quick, and directly to the point post, a strange read in the middle of July. I am proud of this piece, because one of the best things about being a writer (or anyone with creative power) is to sprinkle shade into your work. There’s a reason people journal for therapy, and I’ve always looked at this blog as a journal of sorts and this was just one of my many diss tracks on the album. Anyone who’s wronged me ends up as my inspiration. Looking back now, this post was not about the weather at … Continue reading R&F: Knocked Out Cold

R&F: Stray Snowballs

Reflection: In this (rare) time of my life, I can remember not caring about too much. I didn’t care about the way I looked, sometimes felt, or about what I was doing with my life. I miss this feeling often, but I know how important it is to grow up and seek direction. I was content with who I was and what I was doing, and I hadn’t been diagnosed with cold urticaria or seasonal affective disorder yet. I admire the strength I carried with me, and my use of metaphors and imagery (“a hot knife cutting through butter”- that’s … Continue reading R&F: Stray Snowballs

Confession: I Watch Jersey Shore

I’m assuming that the title enough gives away what I’m about to talk about, and I’m excited to address/admit to the fact that I still watch reruns of Jersey Shore shamelessly. I have met other scholarly-inclined people in my career and schooling, people who preach about the dangers and time consumption of television- especially the mind-numbingly pointless garbage reality shows (not my words), and if one wants to succeed in life, he or she must not spend time sitting idly by leaving Cheeto-dust fingerprints on the remote as they switch channels. The theory behind this behavior is a psychological one … Continue reading Confession: I Watch Jersey Shore

A Letter to My Future Child: Planning with Patience

Dear Future Child, Everyone functions differently. I’m sure you are aware at this point in your life that I’m a planner. I get it from my own mom and despite the “stress” it causes her and the family, according to my father, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Planning each month, each week, each day brings me comfort, security, and satisfaction that I’m doing something with my life, but I sometimes worry that I won’t ever get over this feeling of endless desire to reach the greater purpose of my life (and help you reach yours, of course).  I’ll … Continue reading A Letter to My Future Child: Planning with Patience