Canvas

I took a creative non-fiction class in college. This was my first time really writing about myself. I was truly inspired by my professor Brenda Miller, to write with poetry and scathing honesty. This is what came of my efforts. Please read with respect. Canvas I am a daughter. I am the daughter of Steve…

The First Week

Today marks day one of my journey through a Master’s in Teaching program. Last night, as I lay down to sleep, I couldn’t keep my mind from buzzing..am I doing the right thing, taking out all this loan money for school?…what if I can’t make friends?…what if I end up hating it?…what if I’m late?…what…

The Lyric Essay

Today I was going through old essays from my undergrad years and found my final portfolio for my lyric class. It reminded me how the study of the lyric essay transformed my writing. It is amazing how one strategy can change the end game. So, I thought I would share some thoughts with you. Lyric essays…

Witness

This was my final bout of self-discovery writing I did in college. It is in the form of an interrogation. I am repeatedly asked who can vouch for me and, throughout the essay, I finally learn that I can vouch for myself. Please read with respect and enjoy. For all you writers out there, this…

How to Build a Tree

This was my first essay I wrote outside of college. It is a study of how to live in a world that was once so far away and was now knocking at my door. A world back home, as an adult who has had the experience of living independently and discovering life on her own.…