Sweet Designs Featured Writer
Age 27, New Jersey
Joined the SDM Team: March 2008
Why I Write for SDM: Because it allows me to share a side of myself that most don't get to see. If something I write can help at least one person know they aren't alone, and that I've been there and it really will be ok, then that's all the reason I need to continue writing.
Activities, Sports, Interests: I volunteer at Angel Food Ministries at my church.
Favorite Authors: I love Mitch Albom and S.E. Hinton.
Favorite School Subjects: In college, Psychology and English; in high school, English and any Art class.
Favorite Movies: Pretty Woman, Love Actually, Twilight series, Coach Carter, Rocky series, Lethal Weapon series, Remember the Titans, Wedding Crashers, and Facing the Giants.
Favorite TV Shows: Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Hell's Kitchen, American Idol, and The Bachelor.
I listen to: A lot of different stuff. Matt Nathanson, Matt Kearney, Sugarland, Toby Keith, Josh Kelley, Collective Soul, Bon Jovi, Casting Crowns, Marc Shultz, O.A.R., New Found Glory, Leona Lewis, Taylor Swift and a lot more. I'm diversified (lol).
Most Important Values: Honesty.
I enjoy: Concerts, knee high socks, the beach, video games, taking the perfect "Facebook worthy" pictures, board games, snow cones, theme parks, and frozen M&M's in popcorn.
Future Plans: I love to travel, so every year my family and I go somewhere different. I want to publish a book one day, but in a diary/poetry style of writing. And I also plan to be receiving an Oscar award one day - hey, a girl can dream, right?
April's Poetry & Articles
5-10 Poetry: Gave Myself Away
5-10 Poetry: Lead Me On
5-10 Poetry: My Addiction
4-10 Poetry: I've Retraced Every Step
4-10 Poetry: Tangled
4-10 Poetry: Moments
3-10 Poetry: I'm Sorry
3-10 Poetry: Still Alive
3-10 Poetry: Unsteady
9-09 Poetry: Deja Vu
9-09 Poetry: A Letter to You
9-09 Poetry: Maybe
5-09 Poetry: Never Going to Be Okay
4-09 Poetry: By the Way
11-08 Poetry: Sparkle
9-08 Poetry: Waiting
6-08 Looking Beyond the Ordinary
6-08 Writer's Block
6-08 Poetry: Inside Out
6-08 Poetry: One Girl's point of View
6-08 Poetry: Faded
6-08 Poetry: Words Gone Astray
6-08 Poetry: Hidden
6-08 Poetry: Hollow
6-08 Poetry: Come Un-Done
5-08 Poetry: I Am
4-08 Poetry: Still November
What I'm All About: Being the person God wants me to be, and to keep paying it forward.
Favorite Quotes: "You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." - Jesus
"It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa
"I think when you get to the point where you don't need to be in love, then you could be in love. You have to just be OK with yourself - and that's a long process." - John Cusack