Category Archives: My Life

Introversion vs. Social Anxiety (Part Two)

In between blabbing about writing, I’ve written about introversion and social anxiety because they’re a huge part of my life outside of writing. Somehow, even when I’m not really thinking about it, they factor into almost all of my decisions … Continue reading

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Introversion vs. Social Anxiety

When I was a kid, I was very outgoing. According to my mother, I would talk to strangers on park benches (with her anxiously watching, I’m sure). I would take the lead role amidst my friends and boss them around … Continue reading

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Setting Goals with Planning

This post is about more than just writing, though it’s applicable to that as well. Goals are a part of daily life… unless you are a perfect human being. If you happen to roll out of bed, exercise, perform all … Continue reading

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Sharing and Promotion

This is a picture of one of my babies (Kozmo). Yes, I’m a cat lady—deal with it. I could do an entire blog of blurry iPod photos and videos of my (parents’) two cats, and never run out. But this … Continue reading

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The Romance Question

[I wrote this a while ago, and I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to post it. The post itself perfectly explains why I’ve been uncertain about sharing it, but ultimately it speaks a lot of my … Continue reading

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Benevolent Indifference

I try to be a nice person. I think, mostly, that I am. It’s the way I was raised, the way society taught me to be, the way I want to be. And yet it makes me a little too … Continue reading

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The Future

My birthday… changed something in me. I know I tend to make big proclamations and claim revelations all the time, but this feels different. It’s like something finally woke up inside me and said, “You’re an adult. This is your … Continue reading

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What Life “Should” Be

I’ll let you in on the big secret of life—are you ready? You’re born. You live. Then you die. That’s it. No, really, that’s it. And all along the way people will tell you how you should spend that life, … Continue reading

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Update

Hi all! Today is my 25th birthday. To some out there, I am young. To some young whippersnappers, I am ancient. I just feel like me, and somewhat happy to be slowly reaching my real age… I think I’ll find the … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Dream

There’s a home video of me, six years old, saying I want to write books. I had just learned that the books I love came from somewhere—or rather, from someone. And I wanted to be that someone. I folded stacks … Continue reading

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