WattPad Featured List
September 6, 2017

Today, The King’s Cursed Bride got selected to be a Featured Wattpad story. That essentially means it was hand-picked by one of the Wattpad team members because of its quality. All that to say… I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see what will happen 🙂

United Stated of America Map
August 23, 2017

In a few weeks, I’m going to move for the 12th time. It’ll be my family’s 7th major move (excluding house changes or moves to somewhere in the same area). By this time, we’ve got the moving process down pat, from staging the house, DIY repairs, and painting walls to making file boxes. (Hint: If you…

Healthy Diet 21 day fix
June 2, 2017

So. I’ve always wanted abs, but I’ve never invested enough time into my diet to get them, (from what I’ve heard, fitness= 70% diet+ 30% exercise) so this summer, I’ve started a portion control diet. I like it because it makes you eat lots of vegetables (at least one salad a day), and you end up…

Silence of God Speech, NITOC, STOA
May 26, 2017

I started writing my Silence of God speech over a year ago, have performed it for a crowd of 50 homeschoolers, received feedback from seven pastors, recited it over 100 times, and written over nine drafts. In a few days, I’m taking it to Nationals. God’s done more with this speech than I ever could’ve,…

Life Advice
May 19, 2017

Last year, I heard several pieces of advice saying everyone should have a mentor. After I hear the same thing more the once, and I know it’s good advice, I have a general rule of following it. I now have several mentors: one for speech, four spiritual mentors, and a writing mentor. For spiritual mentors,…

Senior Year, Class of 2017, candy
May 12, 2017

I graduated this year from high school, so in honor of that and my dreams for the future, I wrote this poem, sweetened with a few candy puns: Ever since I was 5, I was quite the bookish NERD, fostering an intense passion for the art of the written word. Now I’m not only a…

Million Dollars Dollard BIll
May 10, 2017

A few days ago, I was parked at a gas station and found this: A million dollar bill doesn’t exist, though I didn’t know it at the time. I wondered if I should take it, and my first thought was: I can’t take this! It belongs to someone else, and I have a hunch they’re going to…

Graduation Invitation of Elizabeth Newsom
May 5, 2017

Well, the school year is coming to a close and my graduation quickly approaches. You know, I’ve never stopped to think about graduation details before, the senior boards you decorate, the preparation for the ceremony, how on earth homeschoolers manage to get a cap, gown, and diploma. And something else: graduation invitations. Everyone’s looks different….

Speech, Life
April 28, 2017

Everyone who comes into my room asks the same question, “Who are those people on your wall?” I explain that I like to have pictures of people, so I can talk to them. Make you look less crazy than just talking to the wall, you know. And then I go onto explain who these people actually…

Why you need more time than you think to finish your projects.
March 29, 2017

  The planning fallacy, first proposed by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky in 1979, is a phenomenon in which predictions about how much time will be needed to complete a future task display an optimism bias and underestimate the time needed. From Wikipedia.   This fallacy has never been more prominent in my life than when…