Category: writing

  • 2017-12-29 MFA Residency Day 2 – First Impressions

    Yesterday went like this… Get up, treadmill, shower, eat, orientation, workshop, eat, lecture, lecture, lecture, eat, faculty reading, next day prep, go to bed. It was a lot to soak in. I enjoyed the lecture on short story writing and one proven formula to utilize for success, but my favorite was the one about poetry. […]

  • 2017-12-29 MFA Residency Day 1

    Everything yesterday went very much according to plan. I arrived at my destination around 4:15PM and was all checked into my room by 5. That left me with about an hour to wander around the lodge and figure out where all the cool kids hang out. The Lied Lodge is nestled in a woody area […]

  • 2017-12-27 That’s So Meta

    While I was dating Matt, he never seemed that interested in my writing. When I met him I already had my first two blogs. One was the original WordPress site which is still active today and houses all my “public worthy” creative writing. The second was my somewhat hidden tumblr account which was intended for […]

  • 2017-12-20 The Time Management Struggle…

    … It’s real! I had just over six hours of sleep and woke up feeling tired and not well rested. I’ve got swarms Of thoughts across lots of topics and things have just changed so fast I’ve had very little time to adjust. The new gig is top priority (or should be) and despite feeling […]

  • 2017-12-15 Lions and Tigers and Boys.. Oh My

    Yesterday was quite a strange day and full of expected and unexpected events. Most of it had to do with other people and most of those other people were men. Spoiler.. this one is on the long-ish side but the last bit at the end is super relevant to the story. First, my ex-husband called […]

  • 2017-11-16 The Measuring Stick

    Spoiler alert. This one is long, has backstory, AND poetry. It’s clear that I’m in a much better place today than I was this time last year. I don’t really need a reminder, but sometimes it’s good to have a measuring stick. Some way to know just how far I’ve come. The value in me […]

  • 2017-11-14 A Web of Possibilities

    Welcome to some random Tuesday. As usual, I have a whole list of regular activities planned for myself and I’m gonna try really hard to include working on my resume. Last night I started looking at a new job listing site called “Glassdoor”. I think I came across it because I googled for jobs in […]

  • 2017-11-11 The Phone Call that Changed Everything

    Sometimes we look back at moments in our lives and realize there was a particular occurance or decision or person that had a huge impact. Something so significant, it altered the course of our path and perhaps put us going in a new direction. Many times we don’t even realize those moments until weeks, months, […]