Preface: This is a short essay I wrote for a class recently. The prompt was titled, “Why Write?” What follows is my response. When I was six years old, I went on a vacation to the beach with my family. … Continue reading Why Write?
Today is officially a holiday, but I planned the series this way. Writers don’t take days off, unless we suffer from a deadly case of a creative block. I would honestly rather get the flu than writer’s block. And to tie everything together, on this 12th day of gratitude, I am going to express my love for writing (as if you didn’t already know). Summary of my writing life: Fourth grade: We would write as a class nearly everyday for an hour. I first discovered what a true passion felt like when I would experience a deep sadness every time … Continue reading Writing: 12 DOG
Day three has brought me to something that I am most grateful for two reasons: advice and laughter. Today I am taking the time to acknowledge the people in my life who I am lucky enough to call a friend. My girl friends are my source of sharing giggles, tears, good news, bad news, and lots of pizza. My guy friends just make me laugh. Friends have helped me overcome the fear of new places and new things, and taught me how to care for someone other than just yourself. I began making friends as a toddler, because my mom … Continue reading Friendship: 12 DOG
Hello all, and happy December. It is the final month of the year, and 2017 has taught me so many things. Besides the fact that I really miss Obama and Vine, 2017 also enlightened me to a few things. I ate a lot of sushi, traveled, and met my new best friend. And especially at the time of another year ending, I find myself reminiscing on the past just as much as I plan for the future. The title of this series is “12 Days of Gratitude” or (12 DOG, more conveniently), because I have far too many blessings than … Continue reading Education: 12 DOG