You’re about to read my attempt at helping us find space for ourselves in a world that appears to be filling up. It is part two of Room For One More. If you haven’t read that post, take 4 minutes and go read it and then come back. Okay, here we go! As we go throughout […]Read more "Just Start Then Keep Starting"
We live in a world inundated with “creatives.” Everywhere you look there is another “photographer” on Instagram, another “filmmaker” on Vimeo, and another “storyteller” who is all about capturing moments. At least twice a week I say to myself, “Everyone is a creative these days,” and it is followed by me rolling my eyes back […]Read more "Room For One More"
On November 13, 2015 I ran away from home… kind of. I was 23 and moved to Minnesota. Bonnie (my Ford Focus), 4 boxes, 2 lamps, 1 TV, and 1 Guitar and a dream ventured off to the frigid north. I ran away from home, and now I live the dream I never knew I […]Read more "What No One Told Me About Running Away From Home"
Have you ever gotten good advice, but it just wasn’t good for you? The kind of advice that comes from people who genuinely love and care about you. In any other context, the advice would’ve been solid, but this time it just doesn’t sit right with you when you’re hearing it. It’s not that it’s […]Read more "Take The Dive – The Relationship Advice We All Need"
I love the work that I do – personally and professionally. All the work I’ve done with Thank God for the Summertime has given me an opportunity to learn so much about myself and coincidentally about the world around me. Slowly but surely, I’ve been learning what works and what doesn’t work in the blogging […]Read more "Let Your Work Move You"
I had something great planned for today’s post, but it just wasn’t working. It still isn’t working really. I’ve tried to work it so many different ways. I’ve been thinking about it for weeks and today was the day it should’ve come out, but it isn’t. It won’t come out today because it just isn’t […]Read more "When Things Don’t Come Together"
Before writing everyday, I used to come up with a title to anything I was writing before starting. Every single time. If I didn’t have a title, I couldn’t work on it. It couldn’t be just any title either; it had to be a creative and engaging title. My title problem made working on essays […]Read more "(Insert Title Here)"
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Caitlin Perry. She’s a young writer who specializes in poetry and dabbles in fictional short stories and non-fiction pieces. She’s an incredible person with a vast understanding of the human condition and the writing process. Here are her thoughts: [Stewart]How long have you considered yourself a […]Read more "The Thoughts of Writer and Student Caitlin Perry"
I recently had the opportunity to meet the most incredible woman. Her name was Jody, and she owned a gourmet Czech kolache bakery in Calvert, Texas. I just happened to walk in because it had a sign that said “real fudge.” Real fudge people! Do you really need another reason to walk into a place? […]Read more "Your Story is Worth Telling"
If money, time, connections, and personality didn’t matter, what would your dream be? I spend a lot of time asking myself this question because I believe it is one of the most important questions in life. Dreams are one of our most valuable commodities we can offer ourselves and our world. They keep us motivated […]Read more "It’s Time to Dream Again"