20-Something · bettering self · change · life

Self-Harm (The Meditations)

“If you didn’t cut in high school, you didn’t suffer through high school.” If I had a penny for the times I have heard the argument that drug use or the abuse of alcohol or cutting are the only forms of self-harm I would have enough money to pay for my book addiction. I was…… Continue reading Self-Harm (The Meditations)

20-Something · bettering self · life

“The Beach Body” Time of Year… Again

Starting right about now, everyone starts talking about getting that “beach body.” This is rough on someone like me who really enjoys drawing and watching netflix (and pringles… and popcorn…) and also laments the fact that I don’t have a six-pack.  There are any number of pills, wraps, and fad diets that promise fast results.…… Continue reading “The Beach Body” Time of Year… Again


You’ve Been Poisoned

Valentine’s Day… the one holiday that so severely reminds me of the lack of true romance in today’s day and age…. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day I started seeing more and more articles with the same general theme “Signs to Tell if He’s Really Into You.” Let me break this down for…… Continue reading You’ve Been Poisoned


There’s No Way Out

There’s no way out I’m stuck here hiding With me & my doubt, I’m blinded by the light Struck by the darkness Hiding in the night. It’s a soothing darkness It hides the shadows It drowns all the madness. Yet i let time flicker by I’m questioning the past And why I didn’t die. There’s […]…… Continue reading There’s No Way Out

book review · books · life

Aspects Getting Old in YA Novels

Stakes. One of the most disappointing things abut YA fiction is that the stakes are always too high or too low.  Destruction of the universe or love lost forever?  If I had to pick, I’d choose destruction of the universe for plot, but whatever happened to smaller, more complex stuff? Romance.  Love triangles are getting really…… Continue reading Aspects Getting Old in YA Novels