An excerpt from my advanced writing class this semester. Hydrangeas The flowerbox attached to the shingled front wall is always meticulously manicured, and the hedges are always trimmed in a neat row. Hydrangeas frame the front porch, a burst of blue. Two striped awnings, now bleached from years in the sun, flutter in the breeze … More Hydrangeas
You never forget the first time you get called ‘fat’. For me, it was in 9th grade, as I was walking across the street to softball practice. I remember the two boys in my grade who had hurled ‘fat-ass’ at me and then proceeded to laugh like my shocked face was the punchline to their … More Talkin body…confidence!
I overheard recently a group of girls talking about how “over politics” they were. I was dumbfounded. I thought to myself, really? Now?! I can’t imagine being able, much less being willing to put my head in the sand and pretend that the life I’m living is not related whatsoever to the rest of the country … More Why I Won’t Sit Down and Shut Up.
I’m a Mess…and that’s Okay. I like to think that I look good ‘on paper’. From Instagram to Facebook, I like to think that the average viewer would think I know what I’m doing, or that I know who I am. I like to seem steadfast in this path I’m on, and for the most … More I’m a Mess…and that’s Okay.
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came. John F. Kennedy
A belated post about my final weeks in Italy. Weeks have passed and we’ve been lucky to experience some cool new places. I finished writing my 13 page fashion retail and marketing paper today, and I can really enjoy myself for my last week here in Florence! Burano and Murano Islands Only about an hour … More Life In Italy – Part 2
Roma I have officially been in Italy for a week, and what a week it has been. We started our tour in Rome, where we stayed a block away from the colloseum, and started learning some essential Italian words. Rome was an ammalgamation of crazy 9 hour walking tours and nights spent eating some of … More Life in Italy – Part 1