A Long and Windy Road

“It is very rewarding to feel, time and time again, that you are pursuing what you love and exactly where you are meant to be.” This was the last line for one of my assignments this past semester. I had to write an analysis about my experience of shadowing an ESL classroom. I had reachedContinue reading “A Long and Windy Road”

Reflections From A Bride

I’m married!!! Wife. Husband. Marriage. After two months, these words still feel so foreign to me. Like, when did I become an adult capable of making these big life decisions?!?! Luckily, my husband (!!) is my best friend. I know couples say that all the time (and I know everyone smiles and nods and triesContinue reading “Reflections From A Bride”

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

For years and years, I believed I was destined to live in chaos. Clothes piled on chairs, mail sitting in stacks on the kitchen table, lost items making a new home in the corner of my bedroom floor. I wasn’t dirty, but I was messy. I was a messy person. That’s the way I wasContinue reading “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”

Writer’s Block, My Old Friend

Do you know what I’m supposed to be doing right now? Sitting in the basement of a church participating in a free write during my community writing group—spinning a short piece of fiction using tonight’s prompt. Do you know what I’m actually doing right now?Well, I was flip flopping between computer tabs & half-finished stories.Continue reading “Writer’s Block, My Old Friend”

Broken-Hearted Girl

I’m proud to announce that I got a flash fiction piece “Broken-Hearted Girl” published in Issue #1 of Pastel Pastoral Literary Magazine! I was inspired to write this piece at my writer’s group after listening to Dizzy’s song Joshua on the ride over. I hope you’ll enjoy it! “My mother was the one who foundContinue reading “Broken-Hearted Girl”

Like Mother, Like Daughter

One of my favorite things about growing older is discovering how much of myself is made up of my parents. As much as I’d like to think I alone have molded myself into the person I am today, it’s simply false. My mother and father have been there the whole time, their hands on topContinue reading “Like Mother, Like Daughter”

Short and Sweet.

“I need to read more. I just can’t find the time.”“My attention span is too short for reading.”“I don’t know the last time I’ve read a book.” These are all real sentences from real people I’ve heard in the last few months. Some said to me, some snippets from conversations happening nearby. And for eachContinue reading “Short and Sweet.”

Why I’m Scared of Self-Driving Cars

For my Pittsburgh friends, I’m sure you recognize the image below. I remember the first time I saw one of these Ubers driving around the city, the metal cylinder spinning on top like something out of a science fiction novel, and my friend nonchalantly saying, “Oh, there’s one of those self-driving cars.” Hold up. WContinue reading “Why I’m Scared of Self-Driving Cars”

Why Not?: The Story of Dandelion Revolution Press

Originally published on Dandelion Revolution Press website February 8, 2021. The Start There, sitting in the booth of Panera Bread, frantically jotting down notes as the four of us ping-ponged ideas about our future press around the table, I could feel excitement bubbling inside me. “I already can’t wait until we publish our first anthology,”Continue reading “Why Not?: The Story of Dandelion Revolution Press”