On Growing Beyond Adulthood

Adults can make bad decisions with good intentions.  Adults can be hypocrites.  Adults can be wrong.  As a child, the romantic understanding I had of what life is for the human being was not ignorant of these things; rather, their importance was dimmed relative to that of who I might become.  I was starstruck by my own future.

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Free-Write: Interview in the Valley

Driving through Topanga Canyon, and then onto Mulholland Drive, I could see why the area had become infamous for the subtly terrifying and the unreal. The place was gorgeous. If I could see a sunset everyday, as dazzling and disorienting as the one I had seen while driving along the switchbacks heading down into the… Continue reading Free-Write: Interview in the Valley

A Little Pep-Talk to the Self

It is often that I need to remind myself that I am worthy of happiness and that my being is not mutually exclusive from success.  After pulling myself from my graduate program, I have felt an almost constant urge to do more, to push myself harder, to be better than I am. Which sounds great,… Continue reading A Little Pep-Talk to the Self

“A.K.A. CLouise” – A New Name

You are probably wondering what the new website's look is all about.  Most of the pages have changed, the layout and color scheme is different, and perhaps it even smells a bit fresh, like rosemary and mint on a summer's day? I have been doing some soul-searching with how I wanted to progress in this… Continue reading “A.K.A. CLouise” – A New Name

Epiphany! No More Pursuing What Ain’t Good for Me

I woke up early this morning and lay awake for a while before getting up, listening to the birds and crickets chirping.  I wondered - as I finally decided I would get up and "beautify" myself as a mood lifter - whether the day would stay overcast and humid, or whether the sun would come… Continue reading Epiphany! No More Pursuing What Ain’t Good for Me