Don’t Guilt Trip People about Not Traveling

After my overseas jaunt, I was riding off the “wanderlust” high and read travel articles every time I had a break from schoolwork. I was planning to change majors and research careers that allowed me to travel around the world (because apparently that could be a job). Then I found a few travel blogs that smack sense back into me and reveal the dark side of traveling. The Travel Guilt articles.

Reflecting and Adjusting

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   The last couple days of April are upon us. Writing challenges are wrapping … Continue reading Reflecting and Adjusting

Keeping Inspiration Alive

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   Nothing is more harrowing to an aspiring creative when the ideas stop coming … Continue reading Keeping Inspiration Alive

Staying Committed

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   April is a big month for aspiring writers.  Many writing contests and challenges … Continue reading Staying Committed

When Your Brain Becomes the Unexpected Villain in Your Job Search

It was Tuesday morning and I already had three rejections from jobs that I applied to in the previous week.  The other fifteen, twenty, sixty jobs (I had honestly lost count) I had applied to over the past five months of job hunting had either rejected me or given me radio silence. I had been … Continue reading When Your Brain Becomes the Unexpected Villain in Your Job Search

Stumbling Giraffes

I stumbled. I had gotten used to the consistent improvements in my mental and emotional health.  I was writing regularly.  Work was hardly a worry.  I was being more social and trying new things. Then the insomnia freight train hit me. I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night.  Everything was irritating and the … Continue reading Stumbling Giraffes