Winter in Ohio. A wash of dull green, steel gray, lifeless browns and whites. The sky hangs close and I struggle to remember the version of myself who ran before work and grabbed drinks at sunset. The sun isn’t that big of a deal, I think, until it comes back for a few hours here [...]
At thirteen, I sat on the front steps of the only place I'd ever called home and closed my eyes. I curled my fingers around the sides of the stone steps, inhaled the scent of the blooming rhododendrons in the yard and hoped more than anything that I could stay. I turned to face the house - [...]
What’s bothering you right now? If you’re like me, there’s probably a few recurring complaints that make their way through your mind all the time. Life's inconveniences seem to come back again and again, stopping you from living out your days the way you want to. Traffic. Co-workers who are always late. A broken dishwasher. [...]
Thank you for collecting handfuls of sea glass and eating dark chocolate on the beach. For making long drives home from school feel like a party instead of a chore. For making my cheeks hurt from laughing too hard. For dancing like no one was watching.