HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Well, 2016 was looking pretty grim overall and it looks like it’ll be ending with a lot of stress being brought on by the presidential election, school, and life–of course. But you know what? Everything is okay and there were a lot of blessings this year, too. Life is good. May you recognize all the things you have to be thankful for! Even if … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
It’s been about six months since I first posted on WP so, why not bore you with a life update? It’s been nine months since I moved to Hawaii and started my career in publishing, 10 months since I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, and 4 weeks since I started grad school. That’s pretty much my life right now: work, school, family things. It’s been … Continue reading Life Update #2: Helicopter Cemeteries & Computer Screens
Since I’ve moved to Hawaii I always seem to get the same, “Do you love it there? I bet it’s amazing!” reaction. And it’s usually from friends/family that have scrolled through their Instagram or Pinterest feeds and see nothing but glamorous, Photoshopped pictures of palm trees and aqua water. When all you see are those types of pictures, how can you not assume that I’ve I won the lottery to … Continue reading Living on Oahu, Hawaii and I Don’t Like the Beach
Recently, I was asked what advice I could provide for prospective graduating English majors. If you pick up a brochure from a university in Connecticut, you may see that I am the first name listed there. Though I wanted to be helpful, this subject always brings up mixed feelings for me. This subject brings on a certain sadness in me and not because there is a certain … Continue reading Dear English Major
I have been asked a few times what my personal advice is to writers. I’m sure a lot of this will be redundant to writers who have been writing for some time, but, that’s probably because it’s good advice. Here goes: Create a platform online, on social media, and in your community. To be brutality honest, there are tons of authors and books out there! Competition … Continue reading Advice For Writers or What I Wish Writers Knew
You don’t have to wait until you’re 70 years old for your friends to start dying around you. You’re with others but you’re still alone. Sometimes you regret ever donning a uniform, but, sometimes others help you feel proud that you did. You know (really know) what the word “camaraderie” means, and feel lucky because you know the truth: people only think that they do. … Continue reading When You’re a Veteran. . .
Why did it take over 8 months for me to write a post? Honestly, it’s because for a long time I lost perspective. After I was discharged from the military, like many veterans, I walked around like a lost zombie. I’m slowly coming back to life! (Insert zombie noises here). Today, I wanted to share some spectacular news before the shock wore off! George … Continue reading Life Update #1: I’m back & I’ve been accepted into a master’s program