Hey Mojo, Where’d You Go?

When I was younger, I was full of creativity. I wrote stories, I would come up with plot ideas for books, and come up with ways for myself to enjoy my time during a day. This was easy to balance in high school, but college was a slightly different story. As expected, college took a…

Courage and Determination

I’m always afraid to start for fear of messing up. Once I start I want to do it right. A flawless performance without much practice. But that’s not how life works. Success doesn’t come through praise. The peace comes through growth and learning. Practice is messy, and others can help you along the way but…

Robbed

I guess I don’t like admitting I have a problem. I’ve always been the one to help other people so saying, “I need help” sounds just….so………..wrong. The thing is I know I need to change. But I’ve never spent time or energy on myself. At least not for the things I wanted to pursue. I’ve…

Relatable

In my previous posts I think I’ve tried writing a little too much as if my thoughts were being put into an article or an essay. That’s how I’ve done the majority of my writing. But what I really want to do is create a community where it’s safe to come together and talk and…

Rocks, Thorns, and Fallen Logs

In the wild, life isn’t catered to being sensitive of the feelings people have. Parents do not shield their children from the harsh truth of predator vs. prey. It’s the natural law of the world. The fact of the matter is that rocks are heavy, thorns are sharp, and what grows up will surely descend….

Poetry

Poetry is the communication of emotions through literary devices. Actually, communication is how we share emotions between one another with the help of a little exaggeration and a dash of hyperbole, the literary devices most commonly employed. However, poetry can foster sympathy and empathy. Words can be powerful and I think poetry is the perfect…

Passion.

I’ve recently started cooking again. When I was younger I loved everything about cooking. The aroma of spices. The biting flavors. The combinations. The ingenuity of it all and what a creative outlet it is. I even looked into applying to culinary school. I chose a different route but I always find myself coming back…

When Leaving Your Options Open is a Bad Thing

The world is your playground. Any and all opportunities are available to you. Literally: you choose. Taste a little of this, a pinch of that. A jack of all trades. I firmly believe there’s nothing wrong with learning a little bit of everything. But you can’t do that all at once. We’ve all felt stressed…

Floating Thoughts: Duty, Failure, #selfcare

I write ideas on my phone when they come to me and then I go through them later. I found one the other day and it said “to obey is better than sacrifice.” What do we obey? What do we sacrifice? Do we obey the social “norms”? Go to college just because we are told…

When it Rains it Pours

A fundamental truth, no? I think we can all agree. But have you ever noticed that this can go both ways? I think it’s far too easy for us to get caught up in all the negative whirling around us, whether it’s tragedy on the news or a bombardment of comparison on social media. We…