Video Podcast, Episode 2: Epic Advice for Graduates with James Morrell

[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGeN3nTGyPY&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] A few weeks back, I was asked to contribute to James Morrell’s new book, Epic Advice for Graduates. My contribution was a top ten list of things I wished I’d known when I graduated high school. There are also lists from 32 other outstanding individuals, loaded with advice every graduate should know. […]

What Every Teen Should Know: Epic Advice for New Graduates | Book

My first day of high school was a bit more intense than average, I think. Having transferred from a small Christian school, I was overwhelmed with the sights and sounds of public school. Piercings. Short skirts. Swear words. Talk of drugs and sex and all sorts of things I’d never been exposed to growing up. […]

5 Ways to Buck the Writing Blues

Copyright Stacy Lynn Ennis I love writing.  I think it’s fantastic.  It’s splendid, marvelous, wonderful, and every other happy-sounding adjective you can think of.  I just love writing. I also hate it.  Hate with a capital H.  H-A-T-E it.  Hate as in, “I hate it so much I could just cry.” It’s funny how these […]

On Photographs (or, What Will 2012 Bring?)

This quarter, I am taking just one class: memoir writing.  In it, we were instructed to choose a photograph—any photograph—which we are to later write a reflective essay on.  Instantly, I thought of this photo: One of my favorite snapshots of our time in the Dominican Republic, this picture captures a lot of things for […]

Oh, yeah…I forgot

Image source: stevebasu.net …about a little thing called laziness. Yes, laziness.  You know, that thing that forces you to watch Netflix instant, even when you have other, more important things to do?  That overwhelming feeling that seems to take over whatever good intentions you had for the day?  Yeah, that. I’m going to make a […]

Moving Forward

Image source: http://gurugilbert.com/wp-content/ambition1.jpg Sometimes, being stagnant is easy.  It’s easy to keep doing the same thing, day after day, year after year, decade after decade.  It’s easy, yes, but it’s not what makes a person happy. Sure, stability is nice.  I agree with that.  But you know what gets me out of bed each morning (aside […]

Courage Is the Thing, You Know?

I recently read Matthew Kelly’s The Book of Courage, which contains pages and pages of quotes on the subject of courage.  (Interesting fact: Kelly has been compiling these quotes since he was seventeen years old!) At first, I didn’t really “get” why courage was such an important topic.  I mean, I understood why a person would want to […]