The Year of Creation

Another year, another resolution blog post. 2016 was the year I started making art on a regular basis, joined Get Messy, moved to another country, paid off my credit cards, and started grad school. Not so great things included quitting a really great job, saying goodbye to friends, getting a student loan for said grad…

Adventure zine!

I had the opportunity to collaborate on a wonderful zine with three other artists from the Get Messy art community: Torrie, Lynda and Jenny Our theme was adventure, which was appropriate as I was about to embark on my own adventure in London when I made my pages. I hope you enjoy it! If you…

What I read

Every four to six months I like to reevaluate what news sources I read on a regular or semi-regular basis. As a journalist and creative writer, I am always reading. Not nearly as much as I’d like, but a big part of my day is spent consuming content. Most of it is news- either from…

The top 10 books that have influenced my life

Although I didn’t learn how to read until I was in third grade, my love for books has always remained constant. I grew up surrounded by books- when my parents weren’t working they would often take me to the bookstore or library, where I would get lost in the labyrinth of shelves. So here’s a…

The difference between honesty and truth

I’ve always loved the truth- that shining globe of enlightenment that now fills my journalistic days. I pride myself in my adherence to these principles: never telling a lie, getting the facts right, always willing to take the blame when and if I do get it wrong. My lifelong love affair with truth has led…

Why Millennials have not been offered the world

I often hear people in my parent’s generation talk about how Millennials are sheltered and have everything given to us; loans, education, confidence, expectations of a job in tough times. These generalizations infuriate me. While it’s true Millennials are often over-confident, nurtured excessively by their parents and will most likely have careers and jobs that don’t even…

If you could be anything, what would it be?

“If you could be anything in the world, what would it be?” ” A ballerina,” I said at five. “A scientist,” I said when I was eight. “A writer,” when I was nine. “A fashion designer, a lawyer, a dancer, a journalist.” At 22, this question still puzzles me. I always imagined this question was…

Confessions of a Millennial Failure

I always wanted to be number one. I wanted the best grades, the best school, the best job and the best clothes. I wanted to prove to the world that I was better than everyone else. Everything I did was to show how perfect I was. Everything I strived for was with the idea that I…