Film Stories: Post Civil War

Lights come up slow. The images fade. The swelling music comes to a close. The icee cup sits empty. But your excitement levels are satisfied. This has been a good story. On one huge screen, you got to visualize each twist and turn, see the characters you’ve come to feel as if you know change….

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{There’s a info preview that plays before every movie at the theater. It talks about putting the small screen away and having the willpower to say no, so that they focus on the big, movie sized screen for playing movies. Honest confession, I struggle with this. Pulling my phone out is a natural reflex, a…

Intersections: Gratitude and Goodbyes

     Goodbyes are the worst. It’s like that feeling when your favorite book, television show, or movie ends. Except instead of fictional characters you have grown attached to, it is the real stories and souls around you that you have to part with. At the same time, goodbyes are somewhat of a gift in…

2 AM College Reminders.

Notes to self: 1. Netflix will be there after college, this community and closeness of space with friends will not. 2. You cannot solve all the world’s problems, stop expecting so much of yourself. 3. Trusts the gifts and creativity you possess will carry you to where you’re supposed to go. 4. People win over…

Saturday Space

     Took a walk in crisp almost-but-not-entirely fall weather to the local coffee shop this morning. And I gave myself a period of time to just breathe and be creative. Wow, have I missed having space to clear my minds and let the words pour out in writing. I so needed this. Following is…

On Transitions {Graduation through Freshman Year}

Grow. This one word, grow. It means so very much. It is life summed up in one process. There is never a limit. Becoming throughout a season and an entire lifetime. Word of the year award right here. Or maybe it’s fighting with change for the top spot. But as a sign of just what…