I believe that books can build empathy as they introduce us to new worlds and characters different from ourselves. By reading about the lives of others–whether real or fictional–we can become more attuned to the challenges that others face, learn about them, and change our perspectives.
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The chilled ocean air whips past my face. Seagulls flap in lazy circles and sandpipers run back and forth with the surf. I keep a tight hold on the pages of my book and glance up, shading my eyes from the sun, looking for my husband’s silhouette in the waves. By the time Alex returns,Continue reading “A Day at the Beach or Processing Disgust”
Technically, it hasn’t even been a month. But that month feels like a lot longer when you’re recently married, moved to a different state, and sit in an apartment all day. I graduated from Utah Valley University on May 7. I officially have a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in Russian studies.Continue reading “Musings from an Unemployed English Major: Navigating My New Role as a Wife”
(A rough, messy account of an actual event, occurring April 22, 2021) The last thing I should be doing at 9:00 p.m. is starting to build a nightstand. But here I am, all the pieces dumped out onto the floor. Dust tickles my nose and flakes of Styrofoam speckle the carpet. It’s not like IContinue reading “Ruminations on Writing Through Discontent or Building a Nightstand”
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