2020 · Events · politics · Writing

Worry About What’s In Your Control

Pick a headline from this past week. It doesn’t matter which one. Now, write the next great dystopian series to sweep the nation using that headline as your opening line. Just make sure you release your work as an e-book, so that we can all access it while we practice social distancing. It feels a… Continue reading Worry About What’s In Your Control

2020 · About Me · Self Reflection

The Time to Write is Right Now

There’s snow outside my door that’s high enough to block any comings or goings, but that’s a problem for tomorrow. Huh, it turns out that willingly procrastinating is easier than I thought it was going to be, except what I’ve really been procrastinating on is this blog. I started blogging in May 2014, with big… Continue reading The Time to Write is Right Now

2018 · Academia · Blogging · Change · Grad School · St. John's

Girl Meets Grad School: Level Up

The last time I drank chamomile tea someone I loved had died. But this afternoon, I bought my first chamomile tea in five years and I set myself up in my new grad lounge to type out this blog post. I haven’t updated in ages, or maybe it just seems that way to me. A… Continue reading Girl Meets Grad School: Level Up

2018 · Friendship · Grad School · Halifax · Self Reflection · Writing

(You) Found (Me) Tonight

I scare myself out of good things. Something will start out so well, and then those voices in my head — the ones that have certainly overstayed their welcome — will begin whispering. I do this most often with relationships. To catch everyone up, I’m currently several provinces over from where most of my family… Continue reading (You) Found (Me) Tonight

2018 · About Me · Grad School · Halifax · Self Reflection · white noise · Writing

A Filler Chapter

I’m hanging out on a cliff right now, metaphorically speaking. There aren’t any cliffs near me in Halifax. I’m not standing up. My toes aren’t curled protectively over the edge. I’m not windmilling back from the drop. I’m just here. I’m sitting with my laptop set on top of my crossed legs. I’m just hanging… Continue reading A Filler Chapter

2017 · About Me · Blogging · Change · Grad School · Halifax · Self Reflection · Writing

Who is Season 5 Sam?

You think you know who you are until you don’t. You think you know what friendship is until everything changes. You think you know what you’re worth until the world tilts sideways. You think you know so much about life, but you actually know nothing. *That double ignorance though… When I moved out East I… Continue reading Who is Season 5 Sam?

2017 · About Me · Blogging · Change · Friendship · Grad School · Halifax

Girl, Meet Grad School

Over the past week I started this blog post over and over in my head but I could not bring myself to start typing. I couldn’t bring myself to write down and publish the idea that I’m more than a little freaked out by all of the changes I’ve gone through recently. Everything came to… Continue reading Girl, Meet Grad School