Forming a New Story

Hey everyone! It’s been a crazy couple weeks, so I apologize for posting a day late. Quick update: I’m now a week into my senior year at Pepperdine. I’m loving my classes so far, but have a sizable amount of writing and reading to do each week. I’m also applying to grad schools and working […]

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The Fall in Review

A lot has happened this past semester. I want to take some time to share and unpack what I and my community have recently been through, and talk about my vision for my website moving forward. Academic Challenges The fall has been a step up for me academically. While I greatly enjoy majoring in creative […]

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Instagram Journal Series

Today marks the start of my new instagram open journal series! Every Monday, I’ll share a brief glimpse into one of my many journals. Each week, I’ll share from one of the following journals: Ethra, Devotional, Maps, Poetry, or occasionally Prayer (starred below). Note that after this week, all my journal posts will only be […]

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An Open Book

Before anything else, I want to say I was blown away by the popularity of my realistic fiction stories. Separados and Warm Cookies on a Cold Night both had very positive reactions, and especially with Three Journal Entries I was floored by the sheer amount of engagement. I’ll certainly return to the realistic fiction genre […]

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One Year Later

A year ago tomorrow, I officially launched this website with an introductory blog post, a short story, and a poem. Over the course of the school year I posted at least once per week, often more frequently than that, sharing poems and stories as I wrote them. Last April, I decided to take a break […]

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Sailing Home

Eight months. Eight months since I’ve seen the United States. Eight months since I’ve been physically present with my family, and eight months since I’ve seen most of my friends from before this year. It’s funny how time works. This has been both the longest and shortest eight months of my life. It’s Been a […]

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New Horizons

The year has come with a myriad of new horizons. My year abroad has allowed me to explore ancient ruins and imposing castles; stare in wonder at the northern lights; explore vast deserts on camelback; and even swim through coral reefs in the Red Sea alongside numerous schools of fish. It has been an amazing […]

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Good Friday

We all have an inner circle of friends, an elect few with whom we share everything in our lives; all the good, and all the bad. Think about a couple of your closest friends, and with them in mind, imagine for a moment that you’re faced with an incredible challenge. Something physically or emotionally painful. […]

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Great Classics

The time has come for the fifth and final segment of the discussion on favorite books. I have really enjoyed writing these posts and hearing back about some of your favorites. We have looked at favorite YA books and favorite fictional series as well as personal favorite books of the Old Testament and New Testament. […]

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