The Grand Canyon

“…Yet when I stand before immensity that heightens my smallness – I have never felt sadness. Only burgeoning wonder.” -Ann Voskamp I have some pretty clear memories of being at the Grand Canyon as a kid. There’s one memory of me standing near the edge for a picture and suddenly swinging my arms to mimic falling…

Hiking With The Inner Demons

When you try your best but you don’t succeed When you get what you want but not what you need When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep Stuck in reverse You know that feeling when you get to participate in a hobby that you love, that you’re obsessed with, but you find yourself…

I’m 30, So Now What?

I turned 30 years old back in October of 2017. Spent all day with my family and all evening with my close friends and here’s me blissfully smiling at the end of the night because it was such a genuinely great birthday. Oh, and my friend decided to put on some makeup to make me…

206.6 Miles

0 Miles I had a lot of hopes while entering 2016. A lot of high hopes that I rested way too much of my happiness upon. I had recently left my previous job after almost five and a half years there and was eagerly awaiting pursuing other opportunities. Opportunities that would afford me the kind…

This Is Sherri Moore

This is Sherri Moore. I am finishing this blog post very late but I had started this about a year ago but life had simply gotten in the way and I never had a proper chance to come back to it and actually finish this piece. Anyway.  I had simply forgotten about her until about…

Depression is a Capricious Creature

As I’m sitting here writing these very words, I am realizing how much a post like this has been a long time coming. I really mean it when I say a long time. 18 years. Is 18 years a long time? Yeah, I guess. There is no doubt that it’s been 18 years because a very…

America’s Mountain And Me

Lately, I’ve been experiencing some serious writer’s block when it comes to blogging. I have a few long posts waiting in the drafts folder that I really want to finish up and publish but, for some reason, my brain just can’t come up with the last few sentences and edits for them to feel complete to…

Constellations

Originally posted on Laurie Works:
“It seems we struggle for a lifetime to become whole. Few of us ever do … Most of us end up going out the same way we came in — kicking and screaming. Most of us don’t have the strength — or the conviction. Most of us don’t want to…

Convergence

This is something I’ve touched on, barely, with just a single index finger, before and recently my feelings and thoughts have been swirling around so heavily in my head that I need to pour them out. As many of you know, I call myself an atheist. As some of you who have known me for…

I Got To Hang Out With My Dad The Other Night

The other night, Saturday night to be exact, I fell asleep and had the usual uneventful night of dreams that I can’t remember, as what happens most nights. I then woke up around seven o’clock in the morning due to some loud bang I heard from outside. I assumed it was my two neighbors that…