My Ongoing Relationship with Taylor Swift

I hated Taylor Swift. Disclaimer: This story plays out like a quintessential romantic comedy. At first, one or both persons in the movie exhibit a fair amount of hatred to the other. As the scenes play on, the hatred grows and comes to a climax. When all of the sudden, said two people realize their …

Hello From The Other Side

Literally how I felt while writing this blog. The song was playing over and over again in my head throughout the entire writing process. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve blogged, and like every cliché, dedicated blogger out there—I’m extending a sincere apology to those who have kept up for me. Of course, for all …

Fresh Beginnings

Be honest. How many times have you stared at your calendar, newsfeed, or list of things to complete and silently told yourself: Today is the day. You’ve had to at least do it once. In my case, this revelation happens just about every other week. Fresh beginnings might as well be my middle name. Every …

Love in a hate culture

Red cups Let me tell you about red cups. For the past few weeks, I’ve worked at Starbucks. Thankfully, I put aside my barista apron to move forward with music and better job prospects. However, I won’t ever put aside the vivid memories of working at Starbucks on Royal Oaks. In fact, as I write …

Community

Yes. I just released a post about solidarity. To complete the previous thought, I felt the need to write a little about community. I feel like two foils–a simple paradox–best explains a concept. At least, that’s usually the way it works for me… One of the most therapeutic experiences for me is hanging out with …

Staying in

Ever since moving to Franklin, I had been planning on becoming a local at the library and coffee shops. I even set aside a small budget for coffee, books, newspapers, etc. That’s what a writer does, right? Well if that’s what a writer does, I’ve been breaking ceilings and boundaries. Did you ever read the …

October Playlist

I have many friends that always ask me what I’m listening to. PS – I love hearing what you’re listening to, so don’t be hesitant to comment or leave a reply of your October playlist. But for now, feel free to give a listen to some of my latest muses. 1. Shake it Off – …

A lyric

When you realize you have something to say, and a platform to say it, the words become weighted. This is what drew me into lyricism in the first place. If you know me, or even have kept up with my blog posts, you know I have a lot to say. Literally the words don’t run …

Finding a release

Always pursue your passion. When you’re lucky, it turns into your job. Of course, if your passion becomes your job, work doesn’t seem quite like work. Whatever you do, there has to be a balance. After spending hours writing music, going over rehearsed songs, and polishing lyrics, I need a break. Don’t get me wrong, …