Passions In Bloom

My journey to finding inspiration and happiness



Poetry Inspiration—The Rainy Day

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the moldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the moldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.



Day 6-Someone Who Fascinates You

When I grow up, I want to be Jennifer Garner. She is beautiful in a subtle way and has this air about her that makes me think she is smart. Just look at her.


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“Otherside” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

What band do you listen to if you want a good, classic feel with upbeat music but deep lyrics and a great summertime sound?

Red Hot Chili Peppers. Duh. And they have awesome guitar skills which is a seriously underappreciated quality in these times.

I love this band, and I love this song. Enjoy!

Musical Inspiration–A Long December

I thought this song was fitting for the first day of the new year!

“It’s been a long December, and there’s reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last.”

This lovely song is by Counting Crows.

Musical Inspiration–Rush

This, my friends, is Spirit of the Radio. I thought it was funny that one day I woke up to my clock radio alarm playing this song, and the lyrics say, “Begin the day with a friendly voice, a companion unobtrusive…”

Enjoy 🙂

Writer’s Week 2015

UNCW’s Creative Writing Department holds an event each year called Writer’s Week. When I heard I would be required to attend at least 2 events, I groaned inwardly. The combination of my class schedule and work schedule do not allow for prolonged periods of free time during the day, and each event was almost 2 hours long. But I eventually found two that fit with my schedule, and I am so happy I went.

The one I went to this morning was really stellar. James Campbell, a nonfiction writer, spoke about nonfiction book craft. Continue reading “Writer’s Week 2015”

What Can I Do?

Somehow, I feel responsible for humanity.

When I see someone who is down on their luck, having a bad day, or the victim of unfortunate circumstances, I can’t help but feel personally responsible. It goes beyond sympathy; it feels more like a pain of my own that I have to bear. What should I do to help them? How can I make them feel better? These questions often jump into my mind immediately, but that’s ridiculous most of the time because many people I see on a college campus are complete strangers. So usually I smile and keep to my own business. Because what can I do?

This isn’t a question I can answer. I always feel like there’s something more I should be doing, some part of me that I should be giving to them whether advice, company or something material to help them. I don’t know why my immediate reaction is to think every person deserves help.   Continue reading “What Can I Do?”

Musical Inspiration–Imogen Heap

This song is so inspiring to me. The range of things that the human voice can do is amazing. This song is worth listening to. Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap

The video is a little strange, but it’s from 2009 🙂


Review–The Awakening by Kate Chopin

For my history class, I was required to read The Awakening by Kate Chopin. I rented the book and read it grudgingly, expecting nothing amazing. After all, it was assigned by a history teacher. But I was blown away.

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