9 Unexpected Emotions You Experience After Losing A Parent

As published on Thought Catalog. You can view the full article here.  1. Feeling guilty about feeling happy. After my mother’s death, I looked forward to laughing again, but the first time I felt like I was ready to regain a normal part of my life, I felt guilty over doing so. Why buy myself […]

I Ghosted Someone And This Is Why I Don’t Regret It

For a brief three-month window, I “dated” this dude named Craig. His name’s not really Craig, but I can only assume this is a really Craig-like thing to do. Attention: To anyone reading this named Craig, don’t be this guy, OK? Craig is what Vince Vaughn would probably refer to as a stage five clinger. […]

I Stayed In A Loveless Relationship To Prove Love Had Meaning

Love is a fickle bitch. It’s so confusing. It can be so overwhelming that it turns people into love-crazed beings who will do literally anything for the sake of adrenaline coursing through their veins. And, love can also be something that loses its meaning… after weeks, months and even years. To read more, please check out […]

I Was a Featured Writer in a Book By Thought Catalog

“You’ve found love, and light and life will carry on like it never had before this moment, before love, before you, before them, before everything.”             You can read and purchase Thought Catalog’s book, “Forever: Essays About Soulmates, Love, and Finding Your Forever Person” here. My Moment in the Sun […]

I Lost My Mother, But I’m Finding Comfort In All The Signs That She’s Never Truly Left Me

As published on Thought Catalog. Please check out the post here. I lost my mom on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 4:00am in the morning. My mom and I were so close that we could often feel when the other was in distress. Yet, this morning, I woke up at my own apartment, brushed my […]

The Moment I Discovered I Wanted to Become a Writer

In typical #ThrowbackThursday fashion, I want to talk about the moment when I first discovered I wanted to become a writer. It all started after I had read the children’s book, “Haunted Sister” by Lael Litke when I was about nine years old. The book entranced me with this opening sentence, “It was raining on […]