A couple months ago I made a really big move. I left Vail, Colorado—my home for the last 10 years—and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan—my home state. The decision to move came to me very quickly. I had been mulling a move, a change, for several months. It was clear things weren’t working as they … Continue reading A Big Move, or Bright Stars Big Lakes
I started this year with $11.20 in my bank account, my credit cards maxed out and having just closed my only savings account because I needed its $120 balance to get by. My resolution for the New Year was to stick to my budget in order to end the year in better financial balance. Well, … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Being Perpetually Bad with Money
I’ve never wondered where my passion and talent for writing comes from; I’ve always known it’s all thanks to my dad. He has taught me more than anyone else about writing and is my favorite writer and author to this day. I’ve never stopped to think about where his talent and passion for the art … Continue reading Grandma Flower
I’ve seen enough light in my life, though, to know that it’s worth the work; that it’s worth trying to have more of it.
I remember bits and pieces of my high school graduation. I remember the songs they played at the ceremony. I remember Green Day’s “Time of Your Life,” performed by a classmate and, I think, that Vitamin C song that was popular among the class of 2000. Wasn’t it literally called “Graduation Song?” I can hear … Continue reading What I’ve Learned Since High School Graduation