Something I Really Hate

I am about to rant, please bear with me. A pet peeve of mine: the word “inspire.” I’ve heard it often: “I want my story to inspire others” “I share this because I want you to be inspired” “I hope this inspires you”. And all I see is white, usually blonde, beautiful women in their…

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More than A Goodbye

I’ve been thinking about the nature of goodbyes recently. We, as humans, change so much and so often the shedding of one’s old skin is inevitable. And yet I find myself wallowing in nostalgia over the person I was years ago: a little bit more hopeful, just as romantic, wide-eyed and ready to take on…

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Escape Artist

A side of myself that I struggled for years was the pressing need to escape in order to find myself. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But whenever I am under emotional stress, when I need to find answers I didn’t have, whenever I am bored, I take my car and drive with the very…

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