Five Reasons Being “Cool” is Overrated

  When you’re in middle school, you eat, breathe, and live “coolness.”  Most likely, you’re not part of the “cool crowd” because that’s reserved for only a select demographic, but you want to be in that group desperately. Maybe if you buy those latest tennis shoes or cut your hair like the most notorious celebrity,... Continue Reading →

Why Is It So Important to Make a Life Plan?

  I remember working on a scholarship application in college that asked me to outline my life plan. Where would I be in five years? Ten years? Fifteen years? It was so insulting to me to have to explain to some stranger how I imagine my whole life playing out.  At the time I was... Continue Reading →

Five Reasons Everyone HATES Valentine’s Day

  You hate Valentine’s Day. It may even be your least favorite holiday.   Even when you protest and say, “No! Valentine’s Day is a day of love! I can’t hate it!” I know you do. You might even say you’re just indifferent to it because you don’t have a significant other or maybe you do... Continue Reading →

Novel Writing: Month 1, Chapter 1

If you’ve read my earlier post on “New Year’s Resolutions,” then you know that one of my goals for 2014 is to write a chapter for a novel every month.  On the one hand, a chapter a month doesn’t seem all that strenuous in comparison to the brave souls who take on NaNoWriMo and write... Continue Reading →

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