“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
—C. S. Lewis
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I have always been stubborn. I’m a stubborn teenager/semi-adult who was a stubborn kid and an even stubborner toddler before that. Sometimes, that’s a good thing; it pushes me through hard situations and keeps me going. But it also means I’ve never known how to give up on things.Read more "How to Learn When to Give Up"
After a brief hiatus, I’m back! Put yourself first. I’ve never been good at putting myself first. It’s caused me a lot of pain and heartbreak over the years, and it’s something I want (and need) to stop. Putting everyone else first can seem harmless, but over time, sacrificing myself for others just reinforces the […]Read more "New Year’s Resolutions"
Due to exams/work/holiday stress, I’ll be on a hiatus from this blog for the rest of the month. I will be back the first week of January. You may have noticed that for the last little bit, my posts have been a little erratic. I skipped a week, and have been late for a couple […]Read more "Hiatus"
Matt’s staring at him, lips pulled down and eyes soft like he knows what Braedyn’s thinking, what he’s gonna say. It’s not the first time; it won’t be the last. “Nah,” Braedyn says, shaking his head. “Not today.” Then he turns around and walks away.Read more "Story Snippet: December"
As my exams approach, I’ve been thinking a lot about the way I study (and stressing out), and I figured I’d share my methods in case they help anyone with theirs. Let’s get started.Read more "How I Study for My University Exams"
Midnight, Texas is a drama, but the tension it creates isn’t contrived. There are no love triangles and no backstabbing frenemies (there is kind of one, but it’s a pretty interesting story). The drama feels realistic. A character breaks up with her boyfriend because she’s learned an explosive family secret and wants time to herself, and he respects it. That’s another thing—there are no hallmarks of toxic relationships in this show. They talk to each other and respect each other and care about each other.Read more "November Watches: Midnight, Texas (NBC)"
“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”
I’ve learned a few things over the years that have helped me become a better writer. Here are six of them.Read more "6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing"
Altogether, FRANKENSTEIN is a lot more human than I expected from a story about such a culturally important monster. But I think that’s the way it’s supposed to be—don’t we create our own monsters, too?Read more "October Reads: FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley"