Contentment

I'm sitting on the couch, looking at my new apartment's damaged ceiling. The day we moved in a waterline burst, causing a massive leak. The problem was eventually fixed, but not until many containers of water had been dumped and the ceiling started to cave in. It's in the process of being repaired, but it … Continue reading Contentment

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My First Time Flying

Every time that I mention I've never been on an airplane I'm met with surprise—it seems like most people started traveling by plane when they were kids or teenagers. We always drove to reach our family vacation destinations because it's much cheaper than flying. I enjoy the driving anyway. I have many fond memories of … Continue reading My First Time Flying

Some Thoughts on Life

Do you ever just want to go away? Pack up all of your things, say goodbye to no one, and vanish? Every so often I daydream about doing something like this, dropping off the grid and becoming a new person in a different place. This idea is appealing for many reasons: I could leave all … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Life

21 Goals After 21 Years

2 days ago, on July 13, 2017, I turned 21. There are a lot of age milestones in a young person's life - 13 is finally gaining the status of "teenager," 16 is license time (in America anyway), and 18 is finally reaching adulthood - but I feel like I always viewed 21 as the … Continue reading 21 Goals After 21 Years

My Fling with Tinder

I thought about you from time to time for quite a while, but always kept my distance. It seemed like people always said you were a bad idea, especially if I was looking for a relationship. It was no surprise to me; I knew you had a reputation for casual hookups. So I stayed away, … Continue reading My Fling with Tinder

The Best Moments are Unexpected

Yesterday a friend and I went to Quail Hollow, a 701-acre state park accompanied by a large manor that was built in 1838 and expanded throughout the years. We didn't see everything the trails had to offer, of course, but we spent a good deal of time walking the paths. As far as scenery goes, … Continue reading The Best Moments are Unexpected

A Writer’s Kryptonite

I have been very bad about posting to my blog since I returned from vacation a week and a half ago, and at first I thought my mind was still in vacation mode. While at the beach I did no work because I wanted to enjoy my time, plus I was either busy or dead … Continue reading A Writer’s Kryptonite

A Love Letter

My dearest Ocean, It has been a week since I left you, and while I know that there was no other option, I can't help but wish that I was still looking at your loveliness. I have photographs of you to keep you close while you're far away, even though they can never quite capture … Continue reading A Love Letter

The Time I Sent My Car Over a Hill

Humans do stupid things. We can't get around this; sometimes our brains just shut down and some other force takes over, causing us to drop our phone for no reason or to elect Donald Trump as President of the United States. There are other times, though, that this stupidity reaches a whole new level, surpassing … Continue reading The Time I Sent My Car Over a Hill

Baby Freshmen Everywhere

Today is the first day of this summer's Destination Kent State, a program held at Kent State University for all incoming freshman. It's here for the students to become familiar with their new home away from home, to get an idea of what Kent is all about and maybe make some new friends in the … Continue reading Baby Freshmen Everywhere