Square Peg Stories. (#2)

Welcome to Friyay, and welcome to our second Square Peg Story. (Look for this feature twice a month on Fridays.) Today, you're going to meet Lauren. I've known this lovely beacon of light for several years now and have always been impressed by her positivity, her smile, her talent, and her fashion sense, among other [...]

Square Peg Stories. (#1)

Welcome to a brand new feature on TSP. By now, I'm sure you've captured the following about this little corner of the Internets: Women's empowerment means the world to me. Every woman has a journey and a story, and I'm significantly interested in both. It's not just about me. All that said, we have a [...]

Dear 2020.

I thought this was going to be our year. Remember, as 2019 fell to pieces and I began to slowly breathe again after one of thee most rotten 12 months of all time, what I whispered to you? That you would be different? That I would fall in love in 2020? That I'd find a [...]

Level Up. [2020]

So last year, I feel like you and I, dear reader, entered a new phase of realness on This Square Peg. This is a lifestyle blog, yes, and we discussed various aspects of my life, including openly sharing with you that 2019 mostly stunk. I initially wondered if these were things I even wanted to [...]

In Review…

I can honestly say that 2019 was a tough one. I struggled a lot this year, and I can openly say that it took a whiiiiile for me to get back to a sense of solid ground. And let's be real: there will be ups and downs in life anyway. Hills and valleys. Light and [...]

necessary to say.

I saw this on Instagram and nodded my head vigorously. Dark times come, certainly, with depression. But sometimes you can be--for lack of a better term--a functioning depressive. You're living your life. You're smiling, laughing, going to events and spending time with friends. And then you come home, breathe through the minutes before bedtime while [...]

[Not] Writing.

I haven't written anything creatively in a long while. Fiction is my thing, my jam. You know that. But it's been excessively hard for me to hunker and write. I have some suspicions as to why. Let's talk them over. No inspo. Like most artists, inspiration is so huge for me. I need that flow, [...]

Self-Preservation or Nah?

One of my characters in one of my stories makes reference to not dousing her hope with her usual brand of doubt and cynicism. I am her and she is me. (Incidentally, one popular writer-related question I get is, "who are the people you're writing about in your fiction?" I am them, they are me. [...]