the semicolon project

“In fact sometimes strength is admitting that you don’t have any left.” A+ to this girl for getting this so very, very right and so very, very powerfully written.


FullSizeRender-1FullSizeRender Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a semi-colon onto my wrist where it will stay until the day I die. By now, enough people have started asking questions that it made sense for me to start talking, and talking about things that aren’t particularly easy.

We’ll start here: a semi-colon is a place in a sentence where the author has the decision to stop with a period, but chooses not to. A semi-colon is a reminder to pause and then keep going. 

In April I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. By the beginning of May I was popping anti-depressents every morning with a breakfast I could barely stomach. In June, I had to leave a job I’d wanted since I first set foot on this campus as an incoming freshmen because of my mental…

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Attempts at a Schedule

As you may have noticed, my new semester resolution to make this blog a semi-regular thing has not gone quite as well as I might have hoped.

However, I do have a vague idea of topics tied to specific days that will probably make it easier for me to keep it up. On Tuesdays, I’ll be doing One Word posts, focusing on my new category that delves into the connotations of a single word that’s been bouncing around in my head at the time. On Thursdays, I will do the anecdotal sort of posts that make up most of this blog. And on weekends, I’ll just have…weekend thoughts.

Or something. It’s a work in progress, much like me.

Anyway, my hope is that by sharing my ideas for a schedule, I’ll actually feel accountable and maybe kinda sorta try to stick to it!

50 Things I Want For My Little Sister



1. The ability to first fall in love with herself, and with the true beauty that lies within her heart.

2. Many nights spent laughing so hard that she can barely catch her breath.

3. A few true friends that will never abandon her, or try to change her.

4. Mentors to learn from, and provide a remarkable amount of inspiration for her.

5. Patience to undergo life’s setbacks.

6. Determination to turn those setbacks into further motivation to follow her dreams.

7. Long car-rides and plane trips to wondrous places that will open her eyes to the fascinating and incredible world we live in.

8. People to hold her when I am not there.

9. Late nights.

10. Big dreams.

11. Emotionally riveting experiences.

12. Opportunities to step outside of her comfort zone.

13. The strength to stand by her convictions.

14. The bravery to overcome all of the…

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The Time Robin Williams Read Narnia To His Daughter

Aaaaand I’m crying again. A story that combines the magic of books and reading with daddies and daughters with the magic Robin Williams brought to everyone with his talent and brilliance.

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When I heard Robin Williams died the other day, I probably responded the same way as a lot of people. Shock. Surprise. Sadness.

Hardly a day goes by anymore without catching word of some celebrity somewhere who passed away, but this one is different. It’s Robin Williams.

Who doesn’t like Robin Williams?

From all accounts, he was one of the most well-liked actors in Hollywood, just an all-around good guy. The characters he played in Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting are some of my all-time favorites.

So I was reading a little more about Williams yesterday when I came across something he said during a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) last year. It’s applicable to this blog, so I thought I’d share.

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