Wise Decisions and Self-Dedication

"Why are we so afraid of change?" Last night was filled with anxiety-driven sleeplessness. I found myself paralyzed by all the heavy thoughts that began to weigh me down. I am guilty of trying to convince myself that everything is okay when it isn't. I've heard so many people tell me that, "it's okay to not be okay" [...]

Somewhere in Paris

SOMEWHERE IN PARIS Anisa Nasir March 8th, 2016 For Her He raised a hand to his lips, and with a finger to his skin, he remembered her. He was no longer bound by the accolades that drove him. He was lost somewhere in the midst of a Parisian summer. If only he could allow himself [...]

Trust Your Instincts and Do What You Love

"I've had many instances where I've been told that I should be doing something more with my time than devoting it to a story. However, I'd just like to say that people underestimate the amount of work it takes to effectively write one. We spend our time trying to convey a message in a way that will [...]

Literary Triggers and Noticeable Patterns

"There will always be moments in which we second guess ourselves and the choices we've made. There will always be an array of unsettled "what ifs" at the back of our minds. In those moments, we make decisions that could impact our lives and our craft forever."  I've spent a lot of time trying to [...]

Composing Something That Matters

"Compose with me."  Often times I'd try to sit down and force myself to write. I'd try to remind myself that it was something that came naturally, something that would never fail me. I, like many writers, have off days. I have days when I have the urge to write, but nothing seems to fit, nothing [...]