At Fourteen

Entering high school feels like a distant moment now. But, as if my clock were ticking backwards, I’ve recently been looking back on my life instead of moving forward. Instead all of my energy going towards the person that I could be, I am stuck at the age of fourteen, back when I was confusedContinue reading “At Fourteen”

The Cost of Living is a Dead Man’s Truth

As the stage of modern history shifts to become one filled with chaos and confusion, marred by violence and a normalization to death, pain, and tragedy, evolution is necessary. Humans, if nothing else, are miraculous in our chameleon tendencies: hiding and hoping that something, some light, will survive. But now, through years of a globalContinue reading “The Cost of Living is a Dead Man’s Truth”

Sprouting

Spring is visiting soon and the blade of grass waits eagerly to belong. Small, short, and the only sliver of green amongst the grass that died last fall. Emerging from the earth as the snow melts, seeking to make its home amongst the spring air. So close to being viewed by the sun, touched byContinue reading “Sprouting”

Should We Read Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare is a name that most everyone reading this will assuredly recognize. A playwright of many tragedies, comedies, and mixtures of both, Shakespeare was most well-known for his ability to change up the typical drama and literary conventions during the time of his livelihood which was the late 1500s and very early 1600s. SomeContinue reading “Should We Read Shakespeare?”

Tips for Creativity

Creativity is a necessary skill in many fields of life. Finding a creative solution to any number of unanswered questions is a talent that not many people have. Being able to be creative and harness your skills is helpful, yet immensely difficult. Seeing the illusive nature of creativity, it might even seem somewhat hypocritical andContinue reading “Tips for Creativity”

My Happy Place

In psychology class, my teacher provided us with an activity: we had to write about a place, fictional or real, which would provide us with the maximum amount of emotional wellness or, essentially, the least amount of stress and the most happiness. Many of my classmates said places like the beach, or at the gym,Continue reading “My Happy Place”

Escapism and Fantasy Has Raised Us

Escapism is defined as something which is not so focused on critiquing the world but rather escaping it. While fantasy and escapism do not always go hand in hand, they can, and I will be using the two terms interchangeably. Fantasy worlds, from epic movies to silly video games to great stories, are necessary. WhileContinue reading “Escapism and Fantasy Has Raised Us”

Humanity’s Best Friend

We, as people, need to have interactions with animals. They’re important beings who remind us of our roots in nature and also pull us away from the chaos of this unnatural one. Animals are essential in our lives. From providing us with judgment-free interaction to being cuddly balls of fluff or feathers, animals are thereContinue reading “Humanity’s Best Friend”

Getting Better

While criticism can be difficult to receive as a creator, there is no feeling worse than working really hard on something and still hating what you’ve made. Self-criticism is a difficult skill to master because, in all honesty, it is likely you will always expect more out of yourself than anyone will ever expect outContinue reading “Getting Better”

The Art of Song

Music, the form of art which transcends the human boundary of language and the gaps within our understanding. Music, preformed by birds in the wild and by us after years of practice. Music, the art which turns words unspoken into that which is ineffable for forever and always. It is so unknown when a newContinue reading “The Art of Song”