Creeping Up on Me.

I can feel it again. That melancholy, the dragging not-quite-depression, the cloying bitterness of self-disappointment is sneaking back into my heart. I don’t know why. I don’t know how. Life is good. Life is so good, it’s almost hard to believe. My marriage has never been better, I’m working my dream job, and I’m constantly…

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today marks my eighth anniversary as an employee of Full Sail University, a private college located in Central Florida. A lot has changed in this span of time, with the university introducing online education back in early 2008 (I was one of the original admissions representatives to launch the division), and completely pioneering a new…

Here’s to a Beautiful New Year!

Months of self-doubt, self-hate, and self-destruction culminated in a total catharsis for me this summer. I spent the first half of 2014 thinking I wanted something different –something greater– than what I had, and I nearly risked everything to achieve an “independence” I thought I needed for validation of my worth. What I nearly did,…

New Year’s Resolution

I normally commit to an assortment of resolutions each year, giving up on about 75% of them by April, or May if I’m feeling extra motivated. This year, however, I’ve decided to just make one resolution: to read the 100 best novels of all time. Of course, the list is likely subjective –after avid reader…

Real Happiness

I feel like I’ve undergone a massive transformation. The last few years have been a period of constant evolution, going from a young adult to a grown woman in a rapid span of time. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve hurt people. I’ve hurt myself. It’s been a learning experience for me, and for…

A Visit to Hollywood Studios

Now that I work as a writer (well, part time, at least), I realize that I take far less time each week to work on my creative pursuits. I’m spending anywhere from an hour to three hours per day writing web content, health and tech articles, and social media blurbs for The Daily Buzz, but…

Internship Drawing to an End

I’m just a few weeks away from the end of my 90-day internship with The Daily Buzz. I cannot believe how quickly the last ten weeks have gone, and how sad I am to be in the final stretch of what has been a whirlwind of learning, growth, and professional development. While I attribute much…

Participating in NaNoWriMo

OK, I’ve skipped it the past two years, but I’ve finally decided that I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo 2014. For those of you not familiar with it, I’ve basically just signed up for a month of self-hating masochism …all for the love of writing. NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month.” Simply put: I’m…

One Year Ago Today: Graduation from my BFA

Wow. A full year has passed since my graduation from Full Sail University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. It feels like it was yesterday, and it also feels like it was decades ago. So much has changed. So much is new. So much is old. I’ve always thought that rapid growth and change…