Champagne & Cake

I love birthdays. I love my birthday and everyone else's birthday. I am always up for celebrating, even if the only reason to celebrate is because there isn't a reason not to celebrate. My day is just around the corner, and being in a new place with exactly 3 friends, 2 of which have small…

This

Sometimes there is a place, a very dark place, where you feel like you cannot stop. No matter what, no matter how much fun you are having, no matter how sane you are feeling-- you cannot, will not, seems impossible, Stop.

A Future Where I Am, Well, ME.

This picture was taken in Mykonos, Greece, this past summer. When I initially saw it, I thought I was unacceptably gigantic. I'm still having trouble seeing anything but arms that are way too big and thighs that should be cut in half, but I'm going to practice. A recent but very inspiring and awesome friend, Kaila,…

The Fetal Position

You sleep with your elbows at your ribs and your knees to your chest. You are a giant ball of shame hiding in a lincoln log cabin built by your former self. You are watery eyes, bloodshot eyes, sore throat, stomach acid, dehydrated, and sorry. Welcome to your life of secrets and despair and being…

Chocolate Cake

I eyed it as I entered Building D in the cul-de-sac. I, without a doubt, abhor chocolate cake. I have harbored this hatred ever since I watched the movie Matilda as a child. In fact, I read the book and watched the movie so many times between the ages of 8 and 10 that I…

Your eyes tell the stories you're afraid to tell, that you won't tell. Emerald green specks embedded in deep sea blue, surrounded by clouds of white give way to the inquisitive and skeptical eyes of another. The skies are immanently grey forcing your sunglasses to be put away, for what seems like, eternity. When the…

A Real Avocado

  "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off,…