Good evening! How's everyone out there in the WordPress world? I myself am feeling phenomenal and really enjoying life as of lately. If you'll entertain the thought, I feel like exploring our creative muses as writers tonight. What personal joys drive your writing endeavors? For me, it's the following: all kinds of music (and I … Continue reading Creative Musings and Inspirations
Tonight, either you or someone you know are probably taking a stand, marching, and speaking out against sexual assault. We join in unity for "Take Back the Night," an international community awareness movement in which rape, sexual assault, and victim shaming are brought to light and denounced. It is an event which originated in Europe, … Continue reading Writing Update and “Take Back the Night”
As I settle in to my role as a full-time writer, one obstacle after another has tried to chip away at my hope and chipper ideals for my future as a published author. I've had my fair share of personal losses, bouts of self-doubt and futility, and looming questions about which career path I'm meant to … Continue reading Reflections on Defeat and Embracing the Writing Life
Hello fellow bloggers! I'm so happy to return to WordPress with a new title: Master R-M Calzada! This past Friday, I had the emotional honor of walking the stage with the most dedicated and brilliant minds at our university. After three and a half years of tears, sweat, smiles, blood, and many obstacles, I made it … Continue reading This Blogger Has Graduated!
This circle of mine is drawing to a close. It's a little stunning to think that almost three years ago to this day, I was sitting in my very first graduate-level course at the University of North Texas, ready to absorb all that my professors had to offer regarding basic counseling skills and theories. A neophyte. That's what … Continue reading Last Semester of Grad School