dandelions aren’t weeds

this is my challenge.


A boy with heart sunglasses runs into my room and announces that the world is on fire. Open door. Sharp man. Boy yanked away. Door closed. Muted "I'm so sorry, ma'am". Clicking footsteps. "Hey! You can't-" from outside. Another slam. The revv of an engine. Silence. My hands shake as my body remembers I am … Continue reading titus

last weekend

i just realized this is my last weekend of summer yeah it's not the weekend quite yet. technically that means my last post on this blog should be on sunday. my first class (american sign language! my first semester of it!) starts monday. i'm not totally ready for summer to be over. this is my … Continue reading last weekend

my days

august 12: texting a sad friend. trying not to pick sides. excited because my friend had a sleepover!! mario kart and tortellinis and memes, and oh how i adore her august 13: early morning, the two of us surprising a friend who didn't know we'd be on the road trip with her! big city. lots … Continue reading my days


"your Father knows what you need before you can ask him. (matt. 6:8) "how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" (matt. 7:11) "and whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith." (matt. 21:22) "truly, truly, i say to you, whatever … Continue reading ask


in a bland sort of day i found myself again when i sat in the sunshine and played owl city songs on my ukulele. performing only for myself. telling the spiderwebs and the flowers and the hazy clouds that i'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest, and breathing in the softest sunlight in … Continue reading music


my brother got a higher score than me on our math placement test. not by a lot, but - i'm a senior, he's a freshman. i think i'm supposed to feel jealous right now. maybe i am, a little. but that's overshadowed by i aced a test i seriously thought i would fail and the … Continue reading ambitions