Chapter 4: An Autobiography of an Idealist

Why I’ve Stopped Traveling

You see, when the future is open to any possibility, when you can go anywhere, do anything, when you have no responsibilities or commitments, you think you're free.

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Chapter 2: The Way Less Traveled By

Tell Me What You Know About Night Terrors, Nothing; Writing Monsters into Shape

It's just after midnight as I'm writing this, and I'm not awake by choice. I was told that being scared at night of supernatural things was something I would grow out of.  Maybe I'm not done growing, or maybe I never will.  I think the only improvement now from when I was a child is… Continue reading Tell Me What You Know About Night Terrors, Nothing; Writing Monsters into Shape

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

First Bit of Creative Writing in a Foreign Language

As I've (probably) mentioned before, I am in a creative writing class in Costa Rica.  Besides the fact that taking a creative writing class is a good idea in general, I was inspired to take a writing class in another language by a friend of mine.  She was an exchange student from Mexico who took… Continue reading First Bit of Creative Writing in a Foreign Language

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

But “Pun” Only Means One Thing

I never realized how relevant puns were to my life until I couldn't translate them.  Sure, I knew I had a certain affinity for them, but I didn't quite appreciate how much of my humor and self-expression is derived from words and their meanings and connotations. Last semester, I was an RA at one of… Continue reading But “Pun” Only Means One Thing

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Why Everyone Should Take a Creative Writing Class in College

I had meant to find where my classes would be before the first day of class, but somehow I didn't.  Luckily, with the help of a couple of upperclassmen and a sign that said, "If you are looking for room #421, turn around," I managed to find my first class on my first official day… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Take a Creative Writing Class in College