A Sense of Self in a Fluid Movement

“I have the right to be angry and to express that anger to hold it as my motivation to fight, just as I have the right to love and to express my love of the world, to hold it as my motivation to fight, because while a historical being, I live history as a time…

The joy of being a flightless bird

Recently, I have been listening to the song Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine on repeat. I will admit, I am not entirely sure of the song’s exact meaning. But, I would like to think that it’s something along the lines of what another WordPress blogger, theswellsavvygirl, thought: “… [It’s] trying to find the…

Swivels and Smiles: My life as a swing dancer

It all started with a boy from marching band asking me out on a date. A date to go to the first meeting of the swing dance club that was at our university since we had both expressed interest how we had always wanted to learn how to swing dance during marching band practice earlier…

Welcome to the Academy: A reflection

Welcome to the Academy, sweetheart. 21 days of mind enriching discussions, conversations, and reading material that will change your perspective and broaden your horizons on life. But, what they didn’t tell you are all the wonderful life lessons that you learn as you go. Man, what a beautiful teacher life is. 70 students from all…

Pure bliss of a dancing wind

I want to capture this moment and let it stay crystal clear in my mind forever A little wooden desk that juts out from the wall with two chairs sitting behind it. Two bookshelves cradled it in this nook as each shelf is filled to maximum capacity with books. From anything and everything you need…

“THIS. Is the life I want”mentality

You know this, and I know this, so let’s just get it out in the open right now: Sometimes, life can suck. Absolutely, 100% “man… this is just awful” kind of feeling. Now your ideas and my ideas are probably similar and slightly different just for the simple fact of differences in our live perspectives,…

On Three, Jump.

This is the first piece I wrote and decided to publicly share with others…and I am grateful to say that in the end, something good came out of it. The original publication can be found here: https://journal2020.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/2016-v-iv-aaaa.pdf On the island of Inis Mor, I can feel the cold rock under my bare feet as I stand on…

Being your own hero for your heart.

  If you decide to be a hero for someone, be a hero for you. In fact, be a hero for your heart. Be a fighter for the times where you feel kicked. And know when to walk away when people decide to be “funny” but their words cut like knives and pierce the most…

Social Media Challenge

Photo taken from Time Magazine via Instagram Currently where you are is on a huge globe with a relatively thin crust of stone, containing fire in its bowels, rotating on its own slightly tilted axis at 1,000 miles per hour in an easterly direction while simultaneously traveling in orbit around an enormous ball of burning…

5 Reasons Today Isn’t Going to Suck

Monday Inspiration from John Cheese. I found this post a couple years ago through a friend when I was going through a stressful time and even now I still find it applicable to my life. Hopefully you will find it to be an interesting read as well. Enjoy! ————————————— I’ve always hated that overly motivational…

Kitchen Sink Brain

“…Because a kitchen sink to you Is not a kitchen sink to me, OK friend? Are you searching for purpose? Then write something, yeah it might be worthless Then paint something then, it might be wordless Pointless curses, nonsense verses You’ll see purpose start to surface No one else is dealing with your demons Meaning…

Wednesday Wisdom: “I couldn’t care less if you went to college”

Inspirational post of the week written by Cathy Brown You can find the original post on: http://matadornetwork.com/life/kids-heres-dont-go-to-college/ ————————– LITTLE LOVES OF MINE, Let’s get something straight: I couldn’t care less if you go to college. In fact, there’s actually a part of me that hopes you do anything but that right after high school. Personally I’d…