Endings and Beginnings

Happy almost New Year’s Eve! I know I’ve been rather absent lately, but I promise I’m back to my regular schedule. There’s been a lot going on in my life lately, so I’m taking this post to let you know what’s going on with me and to check in on those New Year’s Resolutions IContinue reading “Endings and Beginnings”

A Brief Word

Sorry. It’s both a brief word and applicable to this situation. I know I said I was going to come back after November was over. But I’m going to take an extra two weeks. I hate to be a lying liar whose pants may or may not combust spontaneously, but I have finals next weekContinue reading “A Brief Word”

3 Things Workshops Taught Me

I’m taking an Advanced Creative Writing Class and this week and next week we’re workshopping short stories. What that means is we submit short stories and discuss them one at a time in class. People say what they liked, explain what didn’t work, and give suggestions to make it better. We got to sign upContinue reading “3 Things Workshops Taught Me”

Why People Scare Me

“I’m so proud of you for being social!” I waved to my flatmates and their two friends as I slipped back into my room. That’s a phrase that I hear from them pretty often. They know that being social can be hard for me and they make it a point to affirm me. Even ifContinue reading “Why People Scare Me”

Why Words Matter (Even More than Usual)

So I’m getting over a cold. And for me, colds mean one thing. I lose my voice. Although my voice has now graduated from a barely audible squeak to low and gravelly, my time as a mute made me think. I’ve never considered myself a particularly talkative person, but it’s very hard being unable toContinue reading “Why Words Matter (Even More than Usual)”

The Little Voice

I’ve made an astounding discovery, word nerds: human beings are friendly creatures. No, really! Throw a group of strangers together and they’ll (generally) make an effort to befriend each other. This is especially true if those people already have something in common, like an internship at the same company. Still, I was more than aContinue reading “The Little Voice”