A snippet of life. Some real, some not. Thanks for reading!
Thinking The Dog Days Are Over
I never grew up with a dog. When I was very little, all I wanted was a little puppy. A bea-go to be exact. I did all the research, (as in what type of dog I thought was the cutest) and thought this beagle-golden retriever mix would be the perfect addition to our household.
“Marci, time to get up for school,” my mom would shout from the bottom of the staircase, “we’re already running late!” “I can’t lift my head up” I groaned back.
Getting Rid of the "New Year, New Me" Mantra
“New Year, New Me” I’m tired of the marketing target placed on the new year. The tummy-tea, the new diets, and the constant comparison to others, especially at this time of year. Because of this overwhelming fake-positivity, I have recently retired from the idea of a typical “new year’s resolution” because if there is any time to start doing something I want, it’s now. At any point in the year, if I want to start something new, I should.
They tell me not to cry over spilled milk But what if I want to, What if I want to cry over something insignificant So I won't have to face the real reason
They're All Blue
The air was much warmer than it usually is in December. I only needed a light coat. No hat, no gloves, no scarf. The weather has been motionless recently.
Why We Need Open-Captioning in Movie Theaters
“They also ask me about American Sign Language, which I'm very proud to showcase. At the same time...there's so much more to the deaf experience than being a signer. It's how to live in a space that is for a world which is auditory. How do you share that space? I'm really interested in talking about those things.” -Lauren Ridloff, interview with WMagazine
What They Don't Tell You About Acne
Acne is still a taboo subject. Aside from a few remarks like, “Oh I have so many blackheads,” or “Ugh, I can’t wait to pop this pimple,” people don’t really like to talk about it. Especially cystic acne.
Through the Movement
“Marla, have you turned on the channel yet?” The rain pattered on the window as the hum of the heater stirred in my ears. I play with the sticker on the back of the remote, accidentally peeling it off in a motion that only removes half of it, leaving only shredded paper and residue.
Broadway is Back
This is the ultimate guide to finding the cheapest prices on Broadway this fall. Everyone’s ecstatic about the return to Broadway. However, the prices still exclude such a large community of people who want to see any show possible.
The Devastating Events of the Travis Scott Astrofest
Hundreds of headlines this morning read “8 Dead, Hundreds Hurt at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival” and “Travis Scott Kept Performing at Fatal Concert as Crowd Shouted ‘Stop the Show.’”
My First Day of NaNoWriMo
It’s Officially NaNoWriMo Aka, “National Novel Writing Month” By joining a community on vocal, I found this wonderful non-profit that globally promotes creative writing. Every November, they host a writing month where users are encouraged to write 50,000 words in 30 days. For most people, this is an overwhelming goal. But for some people, it is just the push they need.
Under the Azure Sky
It started when I was just about to graduate college, only 21 years old. I was sitting on a rock in Central Park West. It was the first day that it felt like spring was really coming. Everyone was out of their apartments, children were rolling around in the grass, and the sky was a beautiful shade of azure. There were only passing clouds and a light breeze.