Seasonal Depression

Every year, I experience seasonal depression. After Thanksgiving, my husband heads off to hunting camp with a group of fellow hunters. It ruins my holiday high and leaves me feeling less than jolly. I feel an overwhelming quietness. Spending most of my days alone and writing means this is not an unusual occurrence; however, it... Continue Reading →

Freedom is Choice.

During my senior year at Mansfield University, I took an honors course titled “Are We Free?” and never thought it would be relevant in my personal life. I mean, we live in America for freedom’s sake. This is the land of the free and home of the brave after all… right? June 24, 2022, slapped... Continue Reading →

We are Capable

Well, this is overdue. After being hired and working as a customer service representative, my fears of the future were somewhat proven. I want to blame having a full-time job as my block to continuing my growth in literacy. It’s amazing how deflated my once swelled-beyond-capacity-mind feels shrunk to discombobulated thoughts and long pauses with... Continue Reading →

There is a Time

I watched The Andy Griffith Show with my husband during our junior year of college. I remember sitting in my grandmother's living room, and this show would come on that old TV, making it seem older than it was because the show was black and white in the early seasons. Anything that makes me nostalgic... Continue Reading →

Wedding Disillusion

After graduating college, I spent time editing old stories, but I mostly planned my wedding. My fiancé was a roofer, but he found a job in his field of study not even a month after graduating. As you can imagine, I was thrusted into the role of housewife and wedding planner. I think my fiancé... Continue Reading →

A Year for Positivity

Quite a few events have occurred in my life over this year, and I’m confident we all could say that. I think the toughest part, perhaps you can agree, is not the events themselves, but the mentality that precedes and ensues each event. I entered 2020 feeling heavy with the weight the impending graduation, job... Continue Reading →

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