There is a pattern in the Bible, that as soon as we pass through the waters, we are thrust into the wilderness.. My belief is that one can never prepare for such a thing, but rather that in our position of weakness, we humbly receive manna, bread from heaven, a grace provided each morning, which is sufficient for the day.
Having finished my undergraduate degree, I’ve been reflecting on what it means to sit with uncertainty. Perhaps the following words will fill a chapter of a memoir I will write someday. [CW: anxiety, panic, depression, ED, queerphobia] Photo by Greg Rakozy Believe me, I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by a lack of understanding. … Continue reading Beyond Multivariable: An Abridged Memoir
Last year on this date, I published a piece called "The Lord of the Rings: Another Fangirl Essay," and some of the first posts on this blog were also about, or related to, Tolkien's works. His imagination acted as a starting point for my writing. (See: Thank you, Professor Tolkien; Parody: All that is gold … Continue reading Archetypes, Female Masculinity, and Male Homosocial Desire in Tolkien’s Middle Earth
"As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." Proverbs 27:17 NKJV In a few posts back (Stepping Out of the Sun), I wrote about how being socially isolated in high school allowed me to focus on growing as an individual. I did what I could, with what I had, where … Continue reading Credo Music: As Iron Sharpens Iron
It's a funny spot I find myself in right now. A period of transition between transitions. Spring semester has ended, but summer hasn't quite kicked into gear yet. I'm getting ready to study architecture, but I'm still declared as a biochemistry major on paper. I've got about three courses left on the pre-med track, but … Continue reading Disease, Dis-ease
I've written about depression, about suicidality, about self-harm, about generalized anxiety, about panic disorders, about eating disorders, about insomnia, and about OCD, among other tidbits of my life. It can be a lot. Each one of these topics is a rabbit hole that even I don't know how to navigate, if I get down too … Continue reading Stepping Out of the Sun
Ha ha, of course I'm a feminist. There's a lot of change that I'd like to see in the world. I have thousands of pins and ideas saved on social equality. While the board itself is relatively recent, these ideas have been marinating in my head for years. It's past time I use my privilege … Continue reading Ha Ha, Of Course I’m A Feminist!
A few nights ago I had trouble sleeping and began dwelling on my earliest memories to pass the time. As per usual, overthinking ensued, and this article was the result at 3 in the morning. At a more sober time, I began to realize that I had written a potentially hurtful piece on how my own mother … Continue reading The Virtuous Wife: Her Children Rise Up
Hello dear friends! As some of you may know, I keep an Instagram to the side of my blog where I share my photography, matched with quotes. Recently, I’ve been looking for some ways to integrate my two channels, and so last month I created a composite “Photo Diary” of January 2017, followed by another "Photo Diary" … Continue reading March 2017: A Photo Diary
Hello dear friends! As some of you may know, I keep an Instagram to the side of my blog where I share my photography, matched with quotes. Recently, I've been looking for some ways to integrate my two channels, and so a couple of days ago I created a composite "Photo Diary" of the first … Continue reading February 2017: A Photo Diary