The Terrorist Attack in Orlando, Florida

An act of terrorism has two goals: 1.) To harm as many as possible; 2.) To create fear. Step one is complete. The harm has been committed; at least 50 people are dead, and more than 50 are injured, making this the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History. I refuse to let the terrorists accomplish…

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DONE!

Today, Sunday the 29th, marks the last day of my full-time student status. I can’t believe it’s finally over. I feel like the last two and a half years has flown by and the fact that graduation is just a few days away is equally exciting and terrifying. I find myself logging into the portal,…

Life is fragile…

I just learned a few moments ago that the girlfriend of my husband’s friend passed away in her sleep last night. She was 29 years old. I didn’t know her very well, having only met her on a few occasions when we were invited over for a party or vice versa, when they came to…

Science Fiction – Ahhh!

One of the things I am learning about myself is that I often fear the unknown. In the case of Science Fiction this month, I was filled with so much trepidation about the genre that I had inflicted writer’s block upon myself. Up until last night, I was so worried that I didn’t have the…

Following my dream.

The other night, on my drive home from work, I gave my mom a call. Don’t worry, I used my bluetooth. Both hands on the wheel, just like Mutti would want. We did the usual chitchat – How was your day? How’s work? Grandma still crazy?  – and then the conversation drifted to me. I…

You can’t fall if you don’t jump!

So, as I’ve mentioned before, I set the goal of being published five times while I’m 28. Why did I set this goal? I did it because I’m typically HORRIFIED by rejection. My whole life, I’ve intentionally avoided confrontation as well as neglected my gut instincts because I’ve feared failure. Which probably sounds oxymoronic coming…