It's a gray day. The wind blows and rain falls outside, but I'm tucked safely in a classroom. It's a long, powerfully boring day of training at work. Safety, hazardous materials, standard procedures... You name it. If it puts you to sleep, we're brushing up on it. I've worked here for four months, and I'm… Continue reading Dream Journal: I feel the pressure in my head.
There's nothing more humbling than the ocean. To think that we get to live in this world and admire all of this is amazing to me. I'm sitting ocean-side in South Carolina, looking out from my balcony on the 17th floor of the building, and you can see until the end of the world. There… Continue reading
I remember the exact moment that I learned to be embarrassed by my emotions. I was eight. I'd been going to public school for less than a week, and I had one friend. The school was still a strange place to me, and it was actually the first week I'd ever been away from either… Continue reading
I grew up wanting a good paying job that would allow me to have all the nice things. I wanted cute clothes, a nice house, a new car, maybe a dog. I grew up with those things. Those things were always within reach. I grew up in a house that was completely paid for by… Continue reading
For a lot of years, I lacked enough sleep to function properly. I'd wake up every hour or every two hours. in the night I would go to bed after midnight and get up at 6:30 for school. I'd leave the tv on all night. I would play on my cell phone for two hours… Continue reading Sleep
Life is better when you stop caring what others think.
It's a slew of text messages that have hours between each one. It's multiple "I miss you's." It's restless nights. It's waking up at 2:00 am looking for goodnight texts. It's a constant need to be reminded that you're important. It's sleeping on the couch so the late night television can keep you company. It's… Continue reading