Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Isn't it enough?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A reminder...

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

-Dr. Suess

Writing Slump

When I graduated college, I was thrilled to finally be free.

Not because I wouldn't have to study so god damn much.

Not because I didn't look forward to another semester of repetitive work.

I was thrilled because I wanted to begin writing. Not just the little things that I did throughout college, but really, really write.

And yet, I have now been presented with the wonderful delights of a horrible economy: no job. And it is with no job that I have found my slump.

I have filled out 5 billion resumes/cover letters, each sounding more awesome and sophisticated than the other.

But to my dismay: no hits.


So, after months of trying, moping, and trying and moping some more, I've reached a conclusion: perhaps it's not that I can't write. Perhaps my inability to find a job has made me feel as if I've failed. And perhaps I'm afraid that failure will transfer over to the things I attempt to write.

Even deeper than that, perhaps I am afraid to write what I want to write. Not because I care about what others think, but because I think my ideas are not quite as profound as I believe them to be.

And then I watched this today:

Dammit, now I have to write. And dumb things at that.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On Adulthood

After growing up, I've learned that there's not much of a transition from childhood to adulthood. We're all just a bunch of kids who became well-practiced at social interaction and have to take 8 hours out of our playtime to earn money.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

After the Storm

Saturday, June 19, 2010


My roommate and I both love cooking, so every once in a while we take a break from our usual speedy college meals and enjoy something a bit more refined. A few weekends ago, I decided to make us breakfast--crepes--and this was the end result.

Not only do they look delicious in the picture, they were also delicious in my mouth.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Can You Feel It?

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I wonder if it is simply coincidence that every time I go out to work on the garden it starts raining?

Perhaps Thursday will prove to be a better gardening day...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day

I am having one of those days where all I can do is something serious and thought-provoking. I've done loads of journaling today, I did a little creative writing, and I also went out and took some pictures. I suppose the beginning of this week was rather hectic, so maybe it was my brain telling me that I needed some time to reflect. I usually need a lot of thinking time, for my mind is always busy with some sort of introspection or philosophical thought, and since I didn't get as much time as usual Monday through Wednesday, it was quite ravenous for some contemplation.

I wonder if tomorrow will be the same? I have Fridays off completely, which explains why this post was made in the wee hours of Friday morning.

The forest behind my apartment is teeming with flowers, which made this Earth Day all the more groovy.

And even though it is a weed, I could not forget to photograph a cheerful little dandelion. I really do feel sorry for the lack of appreciation that the dandelion receives. I mean, how can one disapprove of happy, cheery yellow spots all over the lawn...plus, you get to blow the seeds around once the plant matures.

Someday when I have my own yard, I will consider it of the utmost importance that dandelions have a place to flourish. Plus, manicured lawns are dull and I'm too lazy to do the work that goes into the upkeep. I'd rather spend my time doing something more enjoyable...like blowing dandelion seeds everywhere.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Atop a Hill