Growing Up

Growing Up— • A nine letter phrase describing the process of maturing, both physically and mentally • As the new year rolled around so did a very important milestone in my life, my twenty-first birthday. The party scene surely hit me hard in my first week of legality. Hoboken, Atlantic City, local bars... I wanted... Continue Reading →

Life

Life— • The inconsistent, emotional, and complex four letter word in which we exist • It is a place shining with beauty, yet flooded with devastation. Its ever-changing events relieve and exhaust. Our hopes surge to the highest tower, only to descend to ground level short after. We build fires that fill our bodies with... Continue Reading →

New Beginnings

New Beginning— • A twelve letter phrase indicating the start of living differently, by choice or involuntarily, and hopefully for the better • A sentence rolls off of his heavily accented tongue and just like that my world is changed. No more after-care pick ups or swim lesson monitoring. The end of everlasting rounds of... Continue Reading →

Social Media

Social Media— • An eleven letter phrase describing the use of social networking through the sharing of thoughts, pictures and messages • A night out in the city can't seem to begin until a worthy enough picture is captured and posted. The waffle tower ordered at brunch the next morning clearly mustn't be eaten until... Continue Reading →

Expectation

Expectation— • An eleven letter word predicting what will happen throughout our life encounters; an assumption of how things should be • Our entire lives we are exposed to this image of what life is all about. Growing up in a traditional family, furthering your education through college, landing the ideal job. Stumbling upon your... Continue Reading →

Wanderlust

Wanderlust— • A ten letter word referring to the strong desire to travel and explore • A wicked case of wanderlust was bestowed upon me the day I questioned if there was more to life than what I've been exposed to. The first twenty years of my life had been spent confined to the east... Continue Reading →

Realization

Realization— • An eleven letter word indicating one's awareness of his or her surroundings; recognition of the truth • It's pick up time at daycare. I watch as the oblivious children stomp over each other's backpacks, practically trampling each other in the process. No sense of manners are present, with just one goal in mind: gathering... Continue Reading →

Change

Change— • A six letter word describing an alteration in how things previously were; to become different physically, emotionally or mentally • Whether it's a change in the weather, a change in an outfit, a change in location, or a change of your mindset, change is endlessly surrounding us. Our physical appearances have been changing... Continue Reading →

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