Wannabe linguist. Wannabe writer. Poet. Avid reader. Love America. Love China. Have bipolar 2. Boy mom. English language BA from BYU.
Voting Responsibly Improves Our Nation
The 2020 Presidential election yielded so much chaos partially because the last 21 years of elections are often split almost 50/50. Only local elections take place this year, but those are the elections that affect us the most. The US Congress and Senate races start next year. We can have a greater say by voting in our state primaries too.
Eliza Doolittle Walks Like an Egyptian to Ring the Ghostbusters
Who doesn't love costumes, candy (except candy corn), trick-or-treating, and silly parties for Halloween? No one thinks you're weird when you dress like a superhero, ghost, or princess and then threaten pranks to con neighbors out of candy. Halloween is so awesome; we can twist with glee to songs like these:
Unlike My Dog, My Toddler Pees On the Carpet
While writing and housekeeping, I am potty training my toddler with minor success. My husband says my son is potty-trained: he just refuses to go in the toilet. This week he has peed on the carpet only feet away from the potty chair. In August, my toddler stood on the toilet and refused to sit. Instead, he turned toward me and aimed. I yelled, "No!" Still standing on the toilet, he pivoted toward the door. He smirked while he peed on the bath rug.
The Journey of Drawing a Rainbow through a Veil
Original Inspiration I hadn’t written poems for most of my high school senior year because I had been super busy. I studied poetic devices in greater depth in AP English literature and wanted to play with alliteration symbolizing wind. I envisioned a woman who asks the weeping willow tree about WW2 European battles. I wrote the poem "Weeping Willow" but hadn't illustrated anything until Spring 2021--a few willow branches with raindrops.
In war-torn lands across the sea, Soldiers died on bloody battlegrounds. Ships returned their bodies to be buried, Carried by the wind wisping through the air.
Cacophony of Boys
Knock-Knock Tap-Tap Dog yaps, toddler yaps Toilet seat squeaks, Mom speaks “Honey, get the door!” Dog barks, toddler barks
My Mourning Prayer on 9/11
My Mourning Prayer on 9/11 I don’t recall my morning prayer. Did I pray for world peace? The terrorists were seated by then,
It's a Blessing to Be a Burden
At some point, most of us feel like we are a burden to others. When we struggle mentally, emotionally, or physically, we may feel like a burden because we require additional care. We cannot fulfill all of our physical and emotional needs without assistance. It’s oh-so frustrating to rely on others for our basic needs. This summer I struggled with additional anxiety and feeling like a burden too.