A grad student with a passion for creative writing and a inclination to make a little money here and there.
On a lone, rural Oregon road in 1983, gunshots rang out in the darkness. At least, that's how I pictured the scene when reading Ann Rule's Small Sacrifices, tucked up in bed.
When One Became Four
There are many haunting facets to the story of BTK that will keep you up at night. As someone whose entire media digest entails all that is true crime, Dennis Rader creeps me out the most.
Per Therapist's Request
I have OCD. Yes, I'm obsessive-compulsive, but not in the way the mainstream media would have you believe. My room is unkempt at its best moments, the pictures I hang on my walls somehow always come out crooked, and I am a big believer that most germs won't kill me. While being diagnosed this year, I've learned that there is no cookie-cutter standard to having OCD.
True Crime for Your Ears
If you're like me, sometimes I find that I'm too busy (or tired) to pick up a true crime novel and really dive deep. I work and commute to school and I find that it often doesn't take too long before my playlists start to sound redundant. Or often I'll be out for a run, or stuck in a public place with nothing but my AirPods and some time to kill. This is why I turned to podcasts. Specifically, the ones that discuss horrific crimes.
Careers at Costco
Coming up this July, I will celebrate 4 years of employment at Costco Wholesale. I was working as a doggy daycare staff member, particularly with the "big dog" group, spending 10 hours each day separating dog fights, cleaning up their messes, and getting the fans and beds turned on for the pups that would board with us overnight.
A Podcast for Change
I am a 23-year-old master's program student with a passion for podcasting and very little time to start one. Another problem is, I don't have an audience, nor do I think the majority of people are ready to hear my message.
They say that dogs are descendants of wolves. Well, if that's the case, Goldendoodles may be the furthest relative. To make up this breed, they combined two of the most domesticated dogs: the Poodle and America's beloved Golden Retriever. With this combination, you receive the stubbornness of a Poodle and the attention-demanding energy of a Golden. Lost is the posh, runway-like attitude of a poodle, and gained is a treat-driven cuddle bug.
When relationships end, there are a lot of emotions that come into play. Whether it is mutual or not, there tends to be a lot of sadness that results after two people decide to go separate ways. We have all been there. And as time goes on, we realize that now that we are no longer in a relationship, we have much more time to focus on ourselves.