Your Art Does Not Define You

Your art does not define you. I have created pieces that no longer resonate with me. I have made arguments in essays that I no longer agree with. I have forgotten the meaning behind some of my poems. I have created something one moment and felt perplexed by it the next. This used to frightenContinue reading “Your Art Does Not Define You”

Life Isn’t That Serious, Revisited

Content note: this piece makes mention of domestic violence and death. I want to revisit the concept of life not being that serious. I wrote this piece shortly after something serious happened in my life that brought up a lot of trauma and pain. I spent several long nights alone in the dark with thisContinue reading “Life Isn’t That Serious, Revisited”

On No Longer Being a “Bad” French Student

I recently moved to Montréal and ordered a croissant in French. I was nervous, surrounded by flawless French speakers, thinking I would stumble or get confused and have to revert to English, but I didn’t! I was intermittently homeschooled and in and out of the school system as a kid. No one in my familyContinue reading “On No Longer Being a “Bad” French Student”

Wait Time

A big part of life is about waiting. A big part of life is about learning to be patient. You can’t always get what you want, and you certainly can’t always get what you want right away. If what you want is coming, you’ll have to learn how to wait for it. We wait inContinue reading “Wait Time”

Moving on From Creative Projects

You are allowed to take breaks. You are allowed to pause. You are allowed to go on a hiatus from a creative project. You are allowed to abandon that project entirely. You are allowed to shift gears. You are allowed to leave things unfinished. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you are or the project isContinue reading “Moving on From Creative Projects”