I write through the passion I have for how much the world around me inspires me, and I create so the world inside me can be manifested.
Mom of 4, Birth Mom of 1, LGBTQIA+, I <3 Love.
The Tractor Graveyard
If I asked you to name a place you were warned not to go as a child, what would your answer be? The home of someone you thought of as a friend? Perhaps a neighbor's yard, where they kept bees for a side hobby? Maybe your guardian just didn't want you crossing the street? Whatever the case, we've all had adults tell us we can't do something. Doesn't that make you want to do it even more?
When Your Heart is "Just Too Big"
It all started when I saw a disabled man struggling and heard nothing but mockery from people I loved. At the age of nine years old, I was riding in a large van with cousins and few other family members to enjoy a Sunday lunch in another town. I didn't participate in any conversation, as I was the "quiet kid" who didn't speak up too often. Shyness was my main personality trait in my youth. I didn't want to say the wrong thing, as I've always hated confrontation, so I learned to just not speak at all.
The Mystery of the Missing Muncie Mom
Ashley Morris Mullis of Muncie (Royerton area), Indiana, was a 27-year-old mother of three who devoted her life and love to her children. Friends described her as "the most beautiful person in the world." Ashley was well loved and kind, caring, and compassionate to those she cared about. An honest, dedicated woman, Ashley was a human being worth having around as she left nothing but happiness wherever she went.
My Entire Life is on Social Media
I am the absolute definition of "introvert." I experience a sincere struggle with finding words when I'm around other people. My reactions to social situations include freezing up, losing the ability to speak as much as others might expect, an accelerated heart rate, and a thousand terrible scenarios of how I might mess things up running through my head like a poorly edited YouTube video.
Putting a Price on Life
I love the sensation of cool water against a human’s skin, which is why I’m endlessly diving into any body of water in a form outside of my natural wolf state. It just feels better across smooth flesh instead of dampening all my fur. My own wolf form evolved into a mid-shape between humans and wolves, so I can run on all fours or my two back paws, which thins my fur out a bit more than the standard looking wolves who run on all four paws. The water weight is still annoying, though, even without a thicker coat.
Midwest Murder Mystery
When I moved to Muncie, Indiana, I was elated to discover that there was more to do than where I’d lived before (which was quite deep into the country.) Everywhere I turned, there was an easily accessible fast food place or little oddball shop to check out. Did you know Garfield creator Jim Davis is from Muncie? You even see him around town on occasion. Additionally, David Letterman went to Ball State University in Muncie and even has a mailbox specifically for him downtown. Last I heard, a building was being named after him as well.
Dr. Jen Gunter, a Modern Women's Health Hero
One of the best things to happen on social media is finding someone entirely worth befriending or following. For me, this happened on a typically boring internet day when I saw an article by a woman named Dr. Jennifer Gunter (also referred to as Dr. Jen, but Dr. Gunter if you're not on her good side).