Cost of Celebration

For the past week I’ve been on a family trip, celebrating an array of things: my brother’s college graduation, adulthood, and stepping into my older sister’s place for the first time.  Over the entire week we traveled and celebrated.  Every dinner, every comment, every time the sun warmed up our frozen bodies, we said wordsContinue reading “Cost of Celebration”

5 Things To Do When You’re In a Rut

There is no denying that life is often a rollercoaster with many ups, and many more downs. We can rarely have one without the other. Call it equivalent exchange, karma, what have you, but we cannot experience success all the time. Most people will periodically fall into a rut.These can last anywhere from a fewContinue reading “5 Things To Do When You’re In a Rut”

Living With Driving Anxiety

Unlike the typical American teen, I did not receive my driver’s license in high school. While my friends spent afternoons in driver’s ed, behind the wheel or a desk, I walked home through the heat of the Hawaiian sun. Even throughout college, I commuted by bus or, if I was lucky, caught a ride withContinue reading “Living With Driving Anxiety”

What Rejection Teaches A Writer

Many might believe that to become a writer you must write well. You must be able to flesh out various characters, create a compelling plot, and be able to weave in elegance with the mundane. Essentially, you are a magician, creating something out of nothing. Wingardium Leviosa—or so they say. Other characteristics of a writerContinue reading “What Rejection Teaches A Writer”

The Art of Saying No

Perhaps we’re ambitious, eager to take on anything and everything that comes our way. From helping friends move, to tutoring younger siblings, and even taking on an extra shift at work, we can view favors and requests as opportunities, chances to grow and help others. But sometimes this altruistic nature can be our downfall. Sometimes,Continue reading “The Art of Saying No”

A Returning Catholic’s Guide to Lent

To think, we are already two years into the coronavirus pandemic. Life Pre-Covid (PC) seems like a far off dream, a memory that we long to relive over and over once again. Thankfully, with the introduction of vaccines and boosters, we’re able to safely step outside and be around others while continuing to uphold cautionaryContinue reading “A Returning Catholic’s Guide to Lent”

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution For More Than One Week

With a New Year comes new resolutions, goals, and dreams that are set and ready to be accomplished. Although 2021 might not have been the most ideal, there is something about the start of a new year that makes one feel hopeful for what’s to come. Setting new goals and pursuing them is a goodContinue reading “How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution For More Than One Week”

If 2021 Were a Set of Movies: A Reflection

I believe many people would say that 2021 is just 2020 part two—a sequel that nobody asked for, but we got anyways. A sequel we all wish we hadn’t seen and experienced, but in good faith, went through anyways. If only life was like a movie with a star-studded cast, world-renowned with the highest credentials.Continue reading “If 2021 Were a Set of Movies: A Reflection”

Year-End Motivation

It seems like yesterday that 2020 ended (Did 2020 actually count? The answer is always no.) and 2021 began. And now in the blink of an eye, we’re here in December, almost at the start of a brand new year. It can be easy, then, to settle into a comfy pair of pajamas, lounge aroundContinue reading “Year-End Motivation”

Turning (Back) On The Creativity

At the beginning of November, I took a long, hard look at my writing; this includes the topics I wanted to discuss and the direction I wanted to take. After some consideration, I decided to take all of these great blogging ideas and essentially threw them in the trash. Sure, I could have written articlesContinue reading “Turning (Back) On The Creativity”