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a matter of truth

I think I’ve discovered some of the biggest secrets in life right here, shoved into my pillow case. There are some truths out there that are so seemingly obvious, so simple that they almost become a cliche. Cliches don’t have a lot of respect in this world but they are cliched for a reason, right? Sometimes being reminded of those simple truths could save a life or fix a broken…

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10.30.14

Feeling your mind expand and be molded feels exactly like speeding on an empty city road at midnight. That sense of wild freedom in a place that is usually so full. That feeling of recklessness, that wild and climbing sensation as you pull forward ever faster and faster, screaming with your car, hurtling at 90 miles an hour to a new destination. It is so scary to grow and learn…

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10.20.14

Some days (most days) it feels ridiculous that I am not 17. It feels so false that I live in my own house, that I’m not checking in with my mom before I go out for a night with my friends. It amazes me that my mother doesn’t know my friends anymore because they aren’t the people I have seventh period theater with or the people I walked to the…

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Flashes of the Bay

If you’ve been following my Instagram, you’ll know that I just spent a wonderful week in San Francisco with my aunt, who is my favorite human on the planet. I have been feeling so stifled in SLC because of school and some recent drama of the heart. But that salt and sea air, those cookie cutter houses. They brought me life back and I feel so reenergized. That city has…

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like an American

Belated 4th of July post because it is my absolute favorite day and I spent it in beautiful nature with the most beautiful people I know. We listened to classic rock and Lana Del Rey, we let the sun envelop our bodies, we let our lips become blood red with sugar from snow cones. We lived loud and proud. My favorite beauties Small town parades full of pride and salt…

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food for thought

“Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others,…

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a calling of sorts

This was the second year that my dear friend and mentor Mr. Larsen, my once Honors English teacher and now friend, has asked me to come teach his Honors English classes about The Great Gatsby. And just like last year, this was my favorite day. This year even more than last year. These Honors students are truly spectacular. They were actively listening to me, they participated and talked with me…

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indulgences

I could write a post telling you minute by minute the happenings of my literature conference a few weekends ago. I could tell you about the great friends I made, I could tell you about my plans to go back next year, I could tell you how exhausted I was after sleeping for maybe four hours all weekend. But that would be way too much for one post. It’s probably…

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April come she will

We’re getting into the meat of the year now, yeah? Right now I’m hitting the final stretch of the semester, the time when I ask myself if I really¬†need to go to class or if I can afford to sleep in for an extra hour. Guess which has been winning. April is a pretty month for poetry. Rain and rebirth. I’m excited to taste it all. My April will feature:…

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