11 things I know for sure.

The world is small. Sometimes too small. This makes dating hard awkward. Getting your nails done will make you (momentarily) feel like you’ve got your shit together. Everyone is innately selfish. Don’t take things personally. Coffee brings people together more than any religion ever will. My dog knows me better than anyone else. Forgiving and forgetting isn’t a part of […]

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Why writing a good poem is really, really hard

  I’ve taken fiction and creative nonfiction workshops in the past, so I assumed a poetry workshop would be easy in comparison. No word count minimum for workshop pieces? Sweet. Shorter reading assignments and written responses? Sign me up. Well, guys, I was wrong. Writing a good poem is really, really hard. When I sat […]

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Spread the beauty! Inspire others with this free download.

Lately, I’ve been feeling straight-up wompy about life. It’s a combination of the weather, negativity from news outlets, missing friends, and some other personal life-things. Flashback to a couple weeks ago when I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed.  I was rolling my eyes at yet another politically-fueled hate post when I came across a photo posted by my friend Jenny. In the comments, […]

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