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2017 - Week 4: Anatomy & Physiology

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I'm going to school for nursing. Well, I will be anyway. I'm currently enrolled in Anatomy & Physiology II at Nashville State (I took Anatomy & Physiology last semester) in the hopes of enrolling in a nursing program this fall after I take General Psychology this Summer.

I have to take these prerequisites because my oh-so-helpful degree in Operatic Performance from Ye Olde Belmont University didn't so much cater to a career in nursing (nobody's fault but my very own), but it's been a nice reintroduction to school, how it works, and just generally being held accountable for things related to my own learning. School is real weird, y'all.

My first foray into A&P was good. My teacher left a lot to be desired, but I caught onto it pretty well. I attribute most of my success to the fact that MomLady and Popsicle are in the medical field and, as such, I was raised with a great deal of medical jargon and general healthcare know-how.

My parents also forced …

2017 - Week 3: Space Piracy

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If you've known me for any length of time or have been reading this blog for a while, you most likely know that I am working on - and have been for quite some time... sigh... - a space opera that focuses on a ragtag group of space pirates roaming the far reaches of space and just generally behaving unethically.

General info is located in 'The Big, Bad WIP' section of my website, but be warned, all of the information is woefully out of date as the plot and characters have taken drastic turns since putting together those initial write-ups.

At any rate, one of the things that I want to focus on this year is actually getting all of the nonsense I've written under this idea into a cohesive unit. Lord knows I've been twiddling my thumbs on this idea for a long-ass time.

I've gotten myself a yearly subscription to Novlr as a means of keeping myself accountable and also providing a certain amount of organization to my writing (good Lord, do I need it) and have set a p…

2017 - Week 2: #AdventuresInOnlineDating

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Hello there, loyal lovelies.

It is Week 2 of 2017, and I have had a particularly active week with my #AdventuresInOnlineDating posts on Instagram (come follow me!).
I started the 'Adventures in Online Dating' series a little over a year ago to bring a bit of attention to how people - men specifically - behave in the online sphere.

It's because of my experiences with online dating that I have chosen to completely disregard dating as a whole and am firmly resolved in a life of single excursions to far-off places and untethered independence. Some people aren't meant to marry, and I may be one of them. And that's ok.
This isn't to say that I've given up entirely. If something extraordinary shows up, I'll hopefully have the ability to see it and grasp it with reckless abandon. But there's a very important word that I've used in that last sentence: extraordinary. I'm not settling, and I'm not going to shrug my shoulders at my relationships, pl…

New Year's Resolutions
2017 - Week 1

There is a school of thought that New Year's Resolutions do more harm than good, and I agree... with some caveats.

LULLABY: Finding Rest After Abuse

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Last week, I talked about my experience with emotional abuse, specifically mentioning at one point that I am currently practicing celibacy. I'm going to explain that a little more in depth in this post for those of you who might be confused by my seemingly extreme decision.


Let me first quickly go over how the majority of our sexual interactions went.

ABUSE

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I'm extremely hesitant to write about this. I'm even more hesitant to make it public.

So hesitant, in fact, that I'm writing this paragraph to further push off what I need to write about. It's fluff, completely devoid of substance, and it's going to do nothing but detract from the whole point of this post. Yet here I am, cowardly hiding behind words that are entirely lacking in a point.

Time to nut up or shut up, Stef.

In my post last week, I let you know that I'd be making an effort to post weekly from here on out. I also hinted that there was something that had been preventing me from writing and that I wasn't aware of it until recently.

Well, I feel like, in order for me to move forward not only as a writer but as a human being, I need to address some things that have been going on in my life over the past several years, to process what happened and work through it so I can leave it all behind me.

Please note: 
There will be no names. 
There will be no ident…

Well, hey there...

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I've stopped writing.
I know.
Up until recently, I didn't know why.

I've had all of these ideas tumbling around in my head all willy-nilly, but I have been completely incapable of actually writing them down, fleshing them out, and crafting a full story.

That being said, I am making a goal to post once a week here. I don't know what it will be about. I don't know if it will be structured. I don't even know if it will be fiction or stream of conscious. You're going to have to bear with me.

Peace.
Stef.