And another thing….

There’s something about words left unsaid that’s unsettling. For an over-thinker like myself, words will circle around for what seems like forever. Conversations that ended abruptly, words I should have said but didn’t think of fast enough in the moment. But something I’ve learned to do (and perhaps this will help you too) is to […]

Everything Belongs

Every once in a while, there are songs that help me push through life and writers block. This one by Thrice has been a big one for me ever since the Palms album came out. To me, it’s perspective, it’s the circle of life and it’s the acceptance of what you can’t change. It’s keeping […]

Word Nerd

This has been one of my favorite quotes for years. But it’s more than just books. To me, it’s always been about the words. Whether in poetry, books, music, a quote, or speech. Words matter. They can change your mind, close your mind, open yourself up to something you never thought about, heal, hurt, mislead, […]

Tortured Artist

The tortured artist. Am I right? What I’ve learned is that, while pain does inspire some pretty honest writing, (completely therapeutic and necessary at times), so do other things, like that weird dude at work. The things you overhear while waiting in line, that oversharing cashier. Family you can’t escape during the holidays. Or that […]

Game Changers

Ever read a game changer in book form? This is it for me. When I first started writing, I stuck to the formula of romance. Boy meets girl. They fall in love, some major event happens to keep them apart, and then they find their way back. But after reading this book years ago, something […]