Guise Who?

For the longest time I thought that I could go on misbehaving and that a good man would come, see beneath all of the bravado and realize I’m not such a bad person, actually. I thought that my actions did not equal my character and so this man would take me as who I was…

Hiking

In decades past, 17 was an age where a male could be considered a man. He had his own job – some had their own businesses. A female was considered a woman. She had lived her girlish thrills and now she was learning to be a wife, a mother, and a caretaker. 17 was the age of maturity,…

Dead and Gone

Much of what we do – or don’t do, I should say – revolves around the fear or constant reminder of death. People avoid doing something that could potentially be so fulfilling. Perhaps death isn’t running through their heads. Maybe they’ve convinced themselves that death isn’t scary at all. But death doesn’t have to be…

Random Pep Talk

Sometimes I feel like there isn’t such a thing as happy ending. Yes, that sounds depressing. Yes, that is pessimistic. Yes, that is rather unrealistic. Yes, that’s selfish. Yes, that’s neglectful of the blessings I already have. However, it still passes through my mind.  Just sometimes things don’t go right or meaningful people disappear. Sometimes…

Wander

“I’m not looking for a relationship.”  “You want a one night stand then?” Quickly I repelled the notion. “Then what are you looking for?”  “I’m looking for myself.”

Humanity

These judgments are just getting to me. Never before my academic decision have I had a huge mass disagreeing with me. I’ll tell an acquaintance of my intentions for the future and I’m greeted by the all-too-familiar look of horror and pity in equal parts. I want to console them and ensure them I’ll be…

Be Different and Know It

I truly believe that some things were meant to be whether that makes me romantic or naive. The thing is, everybody has something(s) that they are good at – something that differentiates and benefits them. We need all sorts of talents in this world even if people tell you that history is dead (wut) or…

You Don’t Owe Anybody Anything

You are a human. You have strengths and weaknesses. You have gone through shit and you’re tired sometimes. You have nights when you feel alone and betrayed. When you want the time to figure yourself out and learn to be happy and learn to stand on your own two feet, don’t let someone try to…