To Anyone Still Reading…

A Seemingly Normal Life was first published on a summer day when I was bored and restless. When I started this blog I had no idea what it was going to turn into. I needed an outlet for my thoughts, feelings and creativity so I decided to channel all of that through writing. This blog…

Flip Flops In February

It will take a very specific person to unlock the complexity of her mind And to understand every facet of her being The knowledge trapped behind her glassy eyes is seen only through knowing glances Heard only through words whispered in hushed tones She is a puzzle A map that is almost impossible to navigate…

18 Things I’ve Learned at 18

Every year on my birthday I normally obsess over taking pictures. To me, photographs are something you should cherish. Each one is a freeze framed moment in time and by looking back at them, it’s like reliving that special moment over and over again. For the longest time I’ve had the notion in my head…

Welcome Home

The motto of my school’s theatre program is “Welcome Home.” The first time someone ever told me that, I didn’t quite understand the weight that that phrase carried. At the time, it meant a lot of things to a lot of people, but not to me. I was just some scared, wide eyed freshmen at…

Autumn Touches and Life Updates

I feel like it’s been way too long since I last blogged! Over the past month, my life has become busier and busier by the day and the time I thought I would have to write became nonexistent. So whats been going on? Homework is constantly invading my life, I stay after school almost everyday…

Hot Caramel Apple Cider

Every year when I was a kid, my parents would take me and my siblings to the annual Fall Festival just outside our tiny town. It was held on a 40 acre lot by a Christian Brotherhood our good friend Mr. Sacarski belonged to. A lot of families were always invited and patchwork picnic blankets decorated…

Sometimes Friends Grow Apart

Friends grow together but oftentimes they grow apart. That’s okay. When I moved to Illinois and found a group of people I clicked with- that was it. Lily, Lesley, Audrey and I were the Core 4. (I did change their names for the sake of the story). We had other friends, sure, but when push…

Forever 21 Haul

Since the school year has started, time has definitely gotten away from me! I haven’t posted anything in so long but don’t worry I’m working on a schedule! (…It’s still a mess) The start of my senior year of high school has been crazy to say the least, but I’m really excited to be able…

Summer Photo Book

“When we are told to relax and go to a happy place, the suggestion is often met with a lot of eye rolling and over dramatic sighs. For me, this exercise is a welcome one because my happy place is right here.” “It feels like I’ve just arrived here, but, it also feels like I’ve…

Phone Detox

Hey guys! I have had such a crazy week and a half since I last wrote! Basically, every year my family takes a week long trip and spends it at my cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. (Photo Book Post definitely coming soon!) It was super relaxing, adventurous and beautiful as always but there…

I’m Undecided and Out of Control

If I had a quarter for every time my parents told me to cherish my time in high school, I would be able to do at least 50 loads of laundry when I’m shipped off to college. College has been something that has been on my mind a lot lately. I’m getting ready to go…

The Perfect Profiteroles

When it comes to baking in the summer, you always want to make something that’s going to keep you cool. Cream puffs (or profiteroles if you want to sound professional and posh) are a fantastic recipe for July because while the dough itself is very simple, you don’t always have to put cream inside. Ice cream…