2015 · About Me · Blogging · Friendship · Humanities · Writing

Grounded

This will probably be the first of many “thank you” posts as I find myself drawn to the concept of writing ‘letters’ again.  While I toyed for awhile with the idea of writing separate entries for the different groups of people that feature in my life I have come to the decision that open letters just… Continue reading Grounded

2015 · Blogging · Events · Music · Ottawa · Writing

So Last Sunday Sam Walked into a Club

Until last Sunday night I had never been to a club and I was completely and utterly indifferent about that fact.  However, on February 12th I happened to be on Facebook at the right time to see a post on Frank Turner’s Official Facebook Page [http://on.fb.me/1FzNOt4] announcing that he would be playing with the Sleeping Souls… Continue reading So Last Sunday Sam Walked into a Club

2015 · About Me · Humanities · Self Reflection · Writing

The Danger of Dante

It is now March and the days are swiftly spinning away from me.  This next month is chock full of activities, from formals to sorority events to several late night paper writing sessions that have yet to come and I am unsure of how to react.  Part of me feels compelled to pity myself and my fellow… Continue reading The Danger of Dante

2015 · About Me · Blogging · Change · Humanities · Self Reflection · Self-Improvement · Writing

Doubt

Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you know in your heart of hearts, doubt still finds a way to creep into your castle of strength and creativity.  You are always your harshest critic.  I know this all too well. Tonight had me questioning my ability to succeed in the English portion of my double major and though… Continue reading Doubt

2015 · About Me · Blogging · Self Reflection · Self-Improvement · Writing

What Price Genius?

There is something odd about this quality we call genius.  It seems at once part of another plain of reality and yet present everywhere in this life.  Now I do not wish to confuse genius with anything else such as beauty or magic, so without further ado I present to you a definition. According to the New Oxford… Continue reading What Price Genius?

2015 · Blogging · Film · Writing

Fifty Shades of Curiosity and Controversy

Everyone is talking about it.  You know what I’m talking about – admit it.  The Fifty Shades Trilogy written by E.L. James has been making headlines ever since it experienced a spike in popularity around three years ago when its rights were bought by Vintage Books. Vintage, a subdivision of Random House, saw the books become a smash… Continue reading Fifty Shades of Curiosity and Controversy

2015 · About Me · Blogging · Change · Self Reflection · Self-Improvement · Working · Writing

Good Enough?

In some situations I simply overreact and shut down.  I avoid certain topics until it seems that the person asking me questions has moved on from waiting for my response. I have been working on remedying this trait, which strangely enough only often appears in social situations with close friends.  Asking for help has never been my strong suit.  I’m… Continue reading Good Enough?