You Try, I Try

I was lucky to grow up in the 90’s. I got to experience Recess School’s Out, all things Mary-Kate and Ashley, jelly shoes, purple and neon green wind suits, food dyed really strange colors, and cartoons at 6am on a Saturday morning. I didn’t have a cell phone, I spun around on the old swing under … More You Try, I Try

I Just Do

Maybe my problem is that things matter to me too much. I take things too much to heart, I care too much, I invest too much. Too much time usually, definitely too much heart. People tell me all the time that I’m being too emotional, too sensitive. Too everything, like I’m this big giant flaw … More I Just Do

Bye, Maine

In just about five days I’m going to make the 25 hour drive to begin my new life in Arkansas. My parents, insisting that it would be incredibly unsafe, are having my sister join me on the long drive. We will be making stops in Pennsylvania and Tennessee before arriving in Arkansas, and I’m actually … More Bye, Maine

Begin Again

I’m starting to feel really antsy and unaccomplished, therefore, I know it’s nearing the end of the summer. Summer is healthy for me. I practically live at the beach, read about as much as I breathe, watch pointless shows, listen to really loud country music, and more importantly; don’t correct a single paper. But lately … More Begin Again

All My Life

I’ve always been jealous of people who can remember their dreams. If I wake up with a start then sometimes I can; a jumbled mix of the previous days events with flowers and sunshine, crocodiles, or a character from whatever book or movie I saw that day. Sometimes I have nightmares, and those are hard … More All My Life


I’ve never been great at hiding my feelings. I wear my heart on my sleeve, my facial reactions give everything away, the tone of my voice sells me out. But that’s as far as it goes for me. I won’t tell someone what I think or how I feel unless it’s really strong. Unless I … More Noise