Month: January 2015

On Twenty One

As a writer, I put myself in an extremely vulnerable position every time I put words to paper. My identity influences every story I write: why I write, how I write, what I write. I sometimes get “stage fright” when I offer my writing up to be read, because sharing […]

Uncertainty Principle

I have been in a long-term relationship with my day planner since I was about 14 years old. I often look five steps ahead of where I currently am just to make sure everything is in place the way it’s supposed to be, which often leads to the tipping point […]

Tipping Point

I have always had a talent for overcommitting myself. It can be difficult for me to choose between the opportunities in front of me because so often, many of them interest or inspire me. My senior year of high school was the first time I reached the “tipping point” of […]

Full Force

Last weekend, my boyfriend taught me how to snowmobile and how to ice fish… two things I absolutely never thought I would do. I got to help hand-drill a fishing hole through a foot and a half of ice, hook my own minnow, and reel in a tip up (even […]

Weighing Your Options

The holiday season is a time filled with family visits and, inevitably, uncomfortable questions and observations. I wish I could count the times I have heard “You’ve lost weight!” or “You look so skinny!” or some other commentary on the state of my figure over the past few Christmases. Since […]