4 Things I Learned From Self-Publishing

Back in May 2019 I self-published a poetry book. It was everything you’d expect from a writer who fell into the world of ‘Instagram poetry’ just a year prior—brimming with heartache and searching for closure. Aside from personal experiences, I drew inspiration from the likes of Lang Leav, Michael Faudet, and r.h. Sin, just toContinue reading “4 Things I Learned From Self-Publishing”

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On Being Average

Bill Gates. Michael Jordan. The Williams Sisters. Einstein. Plato. Sun Tzu. Michelle Obama. These are but a few people who have risen to some form of greatness, who have proven that they are exceptional — a cut above the rest, and have become a role model for many across the globe. These people show usContinue reading “On Being Average”

The Year That Could Have Been

It is New Year’s Eve 2019. You are waiting outside, ready to light the fuse on a line of fireworks with your family. You are ready to welcome 2020, a list of to-do’s already written out in pen and on your phone. You’ve already set an alarm to sound off at 6 am for yourContinue reading “The Year That Could Have Been”

NaNoWriMo19

I am excited and slightly terrified to start this month of November. Last year, I came out of the biggest rut ever; emotionally, mentally, and creatively. It was like a river that was once blocked started flowing again. The dead fields inside of me had once again become fertile and I began to plant seedsContinue reading “NaNoWriMo19”

What Twenty-Six Taught Me

This past year has been a myriad of things; good, bad, and everything in between. It has, without a doubt, been my most turbulent year to date, but thinking back on it now, it wasn’t so bad as everything seemed to balance out quite nicely in the end. The first half of my twenty-sixth yearContinue reading “What Twenty-Six Taught Me”

Dear You, Pt. 33

I want to honestly tell you something. It’s been a while since you’ve heard that, hasn’t it? Maybe it’s been a little too long, maybe your memory is better than my own and you remember a recent moment of sober truth that I have unfortunately forgotten. But for once, in possibly a very long time,Continue reading “Dear You, Pt. 33”