Grief is weird. They say time heals all wounds, and to an extent, they’re not wrong. Bones mend, cuts scar, bruises fade. Even heartache lessens over time. But grief can strike when you least expect it, even decades after the loss. You wake to a brilliant sun in the most cerulean of skies, the emerald … Continue reading June Special: Coping Mechanism
Imagine you are at your next high school reunion. How do you think your old school friends would react to the person you are today? I was never really close with the people in my graduating class. The majority of my high school friends were either a grade above or a grade below me. That’s … Continue reading Prompt 266-High School Reunion
What does spring look like in your neighborhood? Every year it is the same. The days grow longer, warmer, fuller. It is a gradual change and yet it is also sudden. One morning, there is snow, a white blanket covering the ground. You blink and it is gone, replaced with dark mud. You blink again … Continue reading Prompt 265-Spring
If you had the resources and extra time to go back to school, what would you like to study? Since graduating seven years ago, I’ve pondered this exact question a handful of times. When I was working two jobs to supplement the stipend my boyfriend (who is now my husband) received from his graduate program … Continue reading Prompt 257-Back To School
Happy Monday everyone! I hope your Easter weekend was as fun and relaxing as mine. I really needed those extra couple days off from work. It's still a few months until I get an actual vacation, but it was nice to be able to take a long weekend to visit family. It also means I … Continue reading The Filler Episodes
Do you have any piercings? Do you like them on other people? Does it matter where they are? I’ve had my ears pierced since I was a kid. I actually had to have them re-pierced once because they had closed up and I wanted to wear earrings again. It’s kind of funny because my right … Continue reading Prompt 243-Piercings
Hello followers and new visitors alike! You may be asking yourself, "Why does this look like a Sunday update post instead of the daily prompt I signed up to read?" An excellent query, savvy reader! You see, last night I could not stop sneezing. Being that it's April in the northeast I assumed allergies and … Continue reading Sneezing & Coughing & Sniffles, Oh My!