Personal Experiences

The Violinist

Warning: The following post contains implications of abduction. The message is positive and I have kept the content PG-13. However, if this kind of content makes you significantly uncomfortable, you may not want to read this. Halloween 2015 held a crisp chill in the air, but Julie’s living room was cozy, space heaters roaring and …

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My Journey, pt. 3.1

For a week, we tried to make it work as friends. I did my best to remain hopeful, convincing myself, “Maybe we can form the ideal companionship.” Being the weeb I was, I pictured us side by side, him with a sword, me with a bow and arrow, warding off a fearsome dragon. It was …

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My Journey, pt. 2

(All screenshots of messages are recreations of actual messages) There are few birthdays more special than an 18th birthday, and few people more special than my sister, Amy. I honestly hate to admit it, but just a week ago, as I peered at her from over the little flames atop her birthday cake, I knew …

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Looking Outward Together: a Romance in Retrospect.

Most of what I knew about love and romance growing up I learned from books and watching daytime soap operas with my grandmother Mildred. It was all wind-blown hair in slow motion, passionate kisses, instant and overwhelming attraction – completely unrealistic. Throughout my teens I was always waiting for that, baited breath, hands clenched, waiting…

My Journey, pt. 1

Typically, most of us don’t remember our Wal-Mart endeavors, especially from two years ago, but I will never forget a particular shopping trip in May of 2017. With a prideful skip in my step, my hair billowed in the breeze blowing from the powerful AC Units above the entrance, greeting me like the movie star …

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