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 one who wanted me to bite my tongue

This is the last time I bring this up, I guarantee it. I'm not angered by it anymore, or saddened by the fact that our "friendship" was over at that point, but I still want you to know that how you treated me was not ok. Especially since you had called me your friend. But…

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 ones who shared the stage

It's hard to believe that high school was 5 years ago... almost to the day. I remember that graduating ceremony like it was 5 seconds ago: the girl I walked with, so nervous just to be up in front of the crowd, while I myself had to be front and center, all those years of…

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…

To those who feel done

To the young marrieds, Calvin and I are the furthest thing from a perfect couple. We disagree about so much, from risks we want to take in the future, to the taste of peanut butter. As he loves the taste of the peanut paste that sticks to the roof of your mouth all too easily,…

To the grandpa I never really knew 

Dear Grandpa, When I was younger, and people would bring up your name around me, I'd sometimes repeat it back to them mixing up "grandpa" with "uncle." I suppose that's what you were to me... a unknown part of the family that felt more like someone who could detatch easily, as opposed to a grandparent.…