Sensory & Escape

I had assumed it would be Sunday, maybe even Monday. Thinking that there was a chance that we would not have school on Monday, I was mentally prepared for the unraveling to take place on either day. I had not banked on an idle Tuesday at 4:57 PM CST sitting in my car, in the... Continue Reading →

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Running & Reality

I am a runner. Whether I like to admit it, or if my body even shows it, at the end of the day when the laces are untied, the clothes are in the washer, and I'm mixing up something to drink for the sake of recovery...I am a runner. It is who I have always... Continue Reading →

Seasons & Scenarios

How did this happen? There are so many cliche analogies comparing life to something else that either tangible or intangible within our realm of reality. One of my favorites is comparing life to seasons. Meaning, when you live where I do, life changes like the seasonal weather patterns...by the minute. I tried to prepare myself... Continue Reading →

Control & Chaos

I told myself for years that I wouldn't be like them. For ages, I listened to the voice that said, "You're just putting on a show. You're just acting. You are just being...dramatic." I wiped out any notion of any problem, quarantined myself from my own reality, and faked it until I made it into... Continue Reading →

Humility & Anxiety

The sun is beginning the set, the temperatures beginning to drop. With each step and breath I can begin to see the self-made fog before me. Every corner, straight away, the crunching of fall leaves reminds me to listen to each gentle beat. I am still moving. I am still alive. It was a standard... Continue Reading →

Like Everyone Else

3200 My watch, glaring back at me after a romp through the woods on any given summer day over the past several months. 3200 calories is what had been burned. In some cases it is how many 'are left' in the day, in other days it is how many my body has consumed. Part of... Continue Reading →

Fears & Failure

When I was younger I frustrated my parents because I never worked with my hands. I didn't create objects, I didn't work on vehicles, and I struggled in shop class. It is easy to pin that on the fact that I was lazy, and I would have much rather sat in front of a computer.... Continue Reading →

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