To the memories I wish to forget

From a very young age, I've always had an exceptional memory, especially when it comes to things that don't (or rather shouldn't) matter.  I can often recall small details from my childhood, such as running up a hill while the leaves fell from their place on the trees next to my preschool.  Or for that…

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To the missed

Have you ever missed an experience you've never had? It's an odd concept to grasp, but for me, the feeling has been all too real.  It made it's first appearance in my life when I was just a kid going through some old pictures my mom had stored from her time as a camp counselor…

To those whose Faith is tested

I can be just as vain and self serving as the next person: there's evidence enough of this in simply looking at that first word of this letter.  More often than I'd care to admit, in trying to seek God, I end up focusing in on myself.  In trying my hand at generosity and graciousness,…

To the ones who’ve read

Dear readers, Sometimes, you just need a break. I know this is just a blog, so it may not be the most challenging thing in the world, but even still, I needed a break. So, I'm sorry for my absence, but thanks for sticking around anyway.  In blogging daily, I've been finding it easier to…

To the bodies that hold us back

Dear dumb body, First off, I'd like to note that this is not a body shaming letter by any means: sure, I'd like to improve my own, but I don't absolutely hate my body. That being said, I can't help feeling weighed down by every pain, bump, and twist that comes with trying to improve…

To the ones who write

My love of reading started at a young age, dr.suess books: the pages that started it all. Somewhere tucked away in an old book shelf at my parents house was "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back". It was read to me constantly as a kid, and although I hadn't known how to read at…

To the ones who left with me

Dear co-alumni, It's officially been 5 years since we've been graduated and gone from those halls of NVHS.  Half a decade later, alot has changed.  Judging by the pictures I've seen on your Facebook pages and the things I've heard through the grapevine, some of us are married, some have kids, some are still very…

To the ones with another alphabet 

Throughout high school, I took Spanish classes. The teacher was wonderful, my best friend was always in my class, and I loved being able to learn a new language. I never became fluent, and now when you tell someone who actually grew up with the language, that you took 3 years of Spanish in High…

To the girl I used to be before everything changed

Dear Melissa Hansen, Don't let the people you've lost be the reason to shut yourself off to new people who could care. Stop pretending those "walls" you keep yourself hidden behind are there to prove people worthy, when you know full well, they're only there to prove yourself a victim. Just because he doesn't like…