“Damn I’m Good!”

Do you ever feel not good enough? Yeah, me too. I’ve worked my ass off, taking classes, putting in 125 percent at work, doing freelance projects, putting together pitch letters to send to magazine editors and reading work by other great writers. I’m good at what I do. I’ve been told since college when IContinue reading ““Damn I’m Good!””

It’s not the next chapter, it’s the first chapter

It’s my last night in New York City. I was trying to think of something epic to do, but all I wanted to do was come home and write an article for my class and maybe have a glass of wine (definitely have a glass of wine). And that reminded me why I’m moving outContinue reading “It’s not the next chapter, it’s the first chapter”


Last August I read an article about standup-paddleboard yoga on Ballard’s Salmon Bay. I immediately wanted to try it, but couldn’t think of which Seattle friend enjoys both yoga and water-based activities. I mentioned it to a few people who seemed moderately interested, though non-committal. I decided I wasn’t going to miss out on theContinue reading “Sup?”

What happens when all your dreams come true?

Note: I’m writing this while listening to my roommate play Paramore’s Misery Business: “Just watch my wildest dreams come true, not one of them involving you … ” My family started a vacation tradition when we found ourselves stuck in Seattle. We were trying to fly standby to Hawaii and weren’t going to make it.Continue reading “What happens when all your dreams come true?”

A dream is a wish your heart makes

I learned a lesson today: Don’t sell your dreams short. Today I had the following conversation, and I’m paraphrasing Me: Riki, I want you to come here and go to the theater with me. We could see “A Streetcar Named Desire” or “Book of Mormon” or “Avenue Q” … you can pick. Riki: Ooh, eitherContinue reading “A dream is a wish your heart makes”