Recovery Surprises: Finding Joy in Things I Never Thought About

I always have a hard time saying “I got my life back.” I started abusing drugs and alcohol when I was 14 and the person I am now is far different. I will never be the thirteen year old unscathed by the brutality of addiction. I can’t even say I would want that ignorance back. There was a lot of pain, like a blister waiting to be popped, in that time period…. Read more…

The Problem with Instapoetry

Oh, Instapoetry. I guess I would be thrown into this class of writers who throw their verses onto little digital squares for the world to see. I’ve been posting my writing and poetry on Instagram for over a year. I have a memoir being published in April 2021 and a poetry collection being published in […] Read more…

My Top Podcasts of 2020

So, I have become a shameless podcast/audiobook junkie in 2020. As a writer, it should be no surprise that I am a lover of stories and I am always trying to continue learning. However, I do not have nearly as much time as I would like to read. Podcasts and audiobooks have been playing nonstop […] Read more…

I’m not the writer I thought I would be

I am not the writer I thought I would be, and I don’t know how I feel about it. Before I hit double-digits I had a pen in my hand and was documenting the world around me and making up stories to help my big imagination flow.  I often now say that I never stopped […] Read more…