The Importance of Breaking From Routine

I wrote a poem the other day as I was on my way out the door that included this stanza: It’s important to go out at odd times sometimesTo break from your routineRemind yourself you’re not locked inThat there’s a whole big world just waiting Writers and other creative types often talk about the importanceContinue reading “The Importance of Breaking From Routine”

Getting Published: A Short Horror Story

Content Note: This piece includes mention of suicidal ideation. That’s odd. The lit mag I was planning to submit to tagged me in something online. What’s this? I click the link they shared, and it’s my poem. They published my poem, but I hadn’t sent it in yet. How did they—? I search through myContinue reading “Getting Published: A Short Horror Story”

The Importance of Switching Mediums

My mom says that when she’s feeling stuck with her art, she switches mediums, which always helps. Sometimes, I take pictures rather than write poems. I go for walks and film artistic interpretations of fountains. I colour while listening to podcasts or the chatter of my friends. I apply paint inexpertly to canvas. I amContinue reading “The Importance of Switching Mediums”

Making Time for Art

I think we can make time for art if we are willing to prioritize it. There is always something else you “should” be doing, but if you can choose art, I’d recommend allowing yourself to do so. I moved two days ago AND just got a new kitten. I’m also still working and only recentlyContinue reading “Making Time for Art”

Just One Piece of the Puzzle

There are people working on a puzzle. They are contributing pieces to the whole picture so that they can look at it together. There is also a person who is tightly holding on to a puzzle piece they’ve found. It is all they’re aware of, all they can see. They won’t contribute to the largerContinue reading “Just One Piece of the Puzzle”