I want to be skinny again.
I've been reflecting on the presence of writing in my life, and as I slowly edge my way back into writing daily, it is hard. Even though I feel like my writing process is much healthier and more productive than ages past, I find myself stunted by novice mistakes time and time again. To counteract this, I've hunted … Continue reading Clint Smith, Writing, and Changing My Mind
Recently, I read a series of articles detailing a man's experiences with something called "schizoaffective disorder." He explained how this mental illness is similar to manic depression and to schizophrenia, in their respective ways. With schizoaffective disorder, Michael Crawford revealed, one's mood shifts every few months or years from paranoid mania to dark depression with psychosis interspersed … Continue reading The Demons in My Head
You're going to experience a lot of flack your first year. You've probably heard most of it before you even registered, and are hoping it won't apply to you. But there is one fact that you cannot escape, above all else...
My face turns plaid, I am a lion. I roar but once, and then I am silent. My face is hexed. I am a snake. I envision myself slithering up to you and biting your ankle. My face is jaded. I am young. I am so young that I cannot imagine growing older. My face … Continue reading i am (2013)
I just looked out the window and thought, wow, what if every time a truck reached its destination the driver celebrated? Like, YES, I just dropped off thousands of pounds of goods across the continent and now I deserve something special. Go out with all my friends, clink our frothy mugs, laugh hard with my … Continue reading Truckers
sometimes we need to do what we don't believe in to reach what we do. sometimes we need to compromise and change our minds to keep the peace. and sometimes, we need to stretch and ask ourselves why we disagree. i put on these pants knowing i feel conscientious because i am asking myself why that … Continue reading change
A lot has happened in the past week. People have chosen sides and have trouble understanding the other. I have been searching for something I can do to help, something I can say to counsel those who are feeling hurt and loss. Some articles that I found spoke only of changing my point of view … Continue reading What Will You Do?
I want to be bare but at the same time I want to wear many layers layers so many you can no longer see my skin see my face see my tears I want to be free but at the same time I want to live a lie a lie so deep it forces a … Continue reading 11-23-14
Father, I need You every hour to hold onto my outstretched hand to wrap Your eternal arms around my shoulders to tickle the undersides of my feet to lock Your twinkling eyes onto mine to lift my downcast head with Your care to speak the words of life into my ears to turn my face … Continue reading Father I Need You