For my sister, Jess. May you crush all of your PRs, but not your nose 🙂 I racked the heaviest weights I've ever used for triceps and, distracted by feeling like a total boss as I walked back to my bench, I tripped over someone else's weights and crushed my face right into the padded... Continue Reading →


I waited a billion hours and it was finally time. I pulled with all my strength, Grandpa cheering me on. I knew I had it. This was finally my moment. But the stupid fish was fighting back. "I can't do it! It's too strong!" I yelled. "Dig, boy! It's almost here!" Grandpa yelled back. I was only seconds away from finally getting my first real pet. My stuffed animals weren't going to cut it anymore. I was big enough for a real pet. ...Read more for the whole story!

Take A Guilt-Free Break

Do you feel like you really just need a break from a goal you are working on? Good. Take that break. There is one major lesson I have learned throughout all of this novel writing, and that is the importance of taking a BREAK. Take a break. It’s interesting because we all know that taking... Continue Reading →

Snow Man, Part 1 (1/5)

Happy New Year! I hope you have a healthy, happy 2021. To kick off the new year, I wanted to share a short fiction I have been working on for you. It's been a great way to wrap up a chaotic year, and a reminder of the excellent support system I have. Thank you to... Continue Reading →

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