Ode to Summer

A Love Letter To Life I lay beside Rines Hill, a rock climbing spot that’s nestled in the woods about half a mile from the battered dirt road, somewhere in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. I’ve found my balance on a slanted rock, underneath a canopy of trees. I’m definitely not wearing enough clothes … More Ode to Summer

Shifting Ground

I was driving around one day and noticed the car in front of me had a sticker on it that read, “Change? How’s that working out for you?” I don’t know about you, but I think that statement is terrifying. Yes, they are “just words,” but there is truth in that among all the people … More Shifting Ground

On a Good Day

Anxiety in My Head and Fear in My Bed Tuesday Morning Thoughts This morning, my eyes gazed up at the blank ceiling above me. I noticed each line between the panels and the little details- the specks of paint and tiny cracks making up the bigger picture. My body laid limp on my white sheets, … More On a Good Day

Phoenix Medicine

Moving Forward from The Past and Knowing Who You Are Now You can come back from anything,the Phoenix rises from its ashes,burns its past in the wake and when it turns its head in fury to peek,nothing remains. The Phoenix is the opposite of its past,acknowledging the misfortunes and the blessings,but no longer exists in … More Phoenix Medicine

Shelter in Place

Staying Positive During Quarantine In high school, my global studies teacher would assign songs to his students. He’d play one of the tunes at the beginning of class and you’d have to guess if it was yours. On my day, there played a cheerful 90s jam from his computer speakers. I had a feeling it … More Shelter in Place

222 Growth Lessons

It’s important that I let go of my fears in order to progress. I’m not sure if my worrying is just a side effect of anxiety or if it’s my brain’s general disposition, but it comes before everything. It’s over the fact that I’m getting nothing done in my creative life, although I write almost … More 222 Growth Lessons

Don’t Wake Me Up

The summer between eighth grade and freshman year of high school marked a point of great change in my life. My parents had just recently gotten divorced. My self esteem was extremely low and I struggled with self image- I obsessed over having a ‘thigh gap’ and being thin. I’d count my calories and started … More Don’t Wake Me Up