Why I Was Writing the Wrong Novel

What could we achieve without fear? Diving into relevant issues, we need more artists who create with vulnerability to shift negative narratives about what it truly means to be an artist in the modern age.

Why We Need to Pay Attention To Narratives

Whether we pay close attention to political narratives or movie plot lines, what we choose to focus on effects us more than we may realize.

How We Learn Narratives

How do we learn narratives? In this section of the series, learn how we construct stories to make sense of our world, our mind, and our own story.

Introducing The Narrative Series

Take a moment to think about what the word narrative means to you. How have stories defined your life and the world around you?

How Stephen King Helped Me Persevere As a Writer

I closed Stephen King’s book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft with a newfound understanding of my own craft. Not only did King inspire me to keep on the path of my dreams, but he reminded me that hard work pays off. If you continue to read and write as much as you can,Continue reading “How Stephen King Helped Me Persevere As a Writer”

The Key to Living a Wanderlust Lifestyle

I solemnly looked at the side mirror of the tow truck to see my beloved van strapped to the back of the truck. When you live the wanderlust lifestyle, you find that transportation is a key element for traveling. For the vanlife, your car is essential. The tow truck driver started up a conversation forContinue reading “The Key to Living a Wanderlust Lifestyle”

How To Overcome the Fear of Minimalism

When I was a child, I used to think hiding from my fear was the best solution to addressing it. When there seemed to be monsters in the closet, I would bury myself under all the possible blankets I could find and pull in all my furry stuffed animals into the covers with me. Only underContinue reading “How To Overcome the Fear of Minimalism”

Traveling With Chronic Health Problems

Darkness enveloped the sky, much as my energy seemed to drain the color from my face and push my conscious into panic. Every limb held weight, every piece of my brain wanted to quit, yet as I looked up at a sky full of stars I had never seen, it all seemed worth it. TravelingContinue reading “Traveling With Chronic Health Problems”

Why Minimalism Is Not About Less Stuff

When you open your closet, what do you see? Do you see articles of clothing that you wear often, or clothing that harbors a heavy feeling? In the age of fast fashion, it can be hard to maintain a sense of minimalism. Many choose not to take on the minimalism philosophy of life for theContinue reading “Why Minimalism Is Not About Less Stuff”