My First EVER Art Exhibit

So, I created a bucket list a little over a year ago. On this list, included many things that I wanted to achieve, but never have, due to low confidence, etc. On this list I noted, in the top 10, that I wanted to have an art show. My town, Harrisonburg, VA, is full of...

Speaking Up

We expected MAYBE 8 audience members for our lunth-time June 30th talk at Massanutten Regional Library. However, as the time grew closer to 1pm, the numbers increased to 35! It was clear–these people all wanted to hear what it’s like to share a personal...

Shifter

–shift·er I was a particular girl for 30 years; pegged with the hidden tongue, told that my confidence must nap near the door, alongside the ignored fattening dog. Words were saved up over the years now glued into a backbone; it shifts into shape when I need to be...

Experiment

The Experiment I often think about the rats that spend entire days in science experiments, learning not to go that way, or that they can sometimes smell cheese more when moving towards the direction of danger. I think of how many days I’ve spent searching for...

Somewhere I am a Bird

After months and months of planning, the book launch event arrived. The event was titled, Somewhere I am a Bird, after a line from a poem in the book. The title might be a little decieving, as it sounds that I’m completely free elsewhere; however, in...

Closing Time

There are many nights, even just a few years ago, that I would stare up at the dark ceiling and wondered where my journey was headed. Do we all do that, or is it just me? I’m asking because I really don’t know of any norms. Norms have never been a part of...