HI, I'M MANDY.

Hey friends, thanks for checking out the writing section of my site. I’m a senior in college and a lover of all types of art. This website is the culmination of my creative expression. Those who know me know I have a lot to say, and it bursts out of me in many different ways. Here you can find blog posts, music, poetry, and different types of experimental fiction. I see beauty in the sadness and desperation of the human condition, and like to explore that in my work.

I hope that what you find here can touch you in some form, and I hope that you continue to pursue creativity in everything.

A little bit more about me:

- You will probably always find me with coffee in my hand. I may have spent more on Starbucks than my college education.

- My heart is home in Nashville, but I'm definitely not hipster enough for that place.

- I'm an avid Harry Potter fan.

- I don't drink soda.

- I really enjoy school.

- Sara Bareilles is everything I want to be in life.

- Friends is by far the best TV show in existence.

- I'm an older sister to five.

- Chocolate is my favorite food group.

-I'm a proud INFJ and Enneagram type 4. Rock on to the other personality test nerds out there.

Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.
— Wayne Dyer
I happen to believe that stories and books can take us deeply into the world and its people, beauty and travail and horror and all, and if not to love, then to see and perhaps to change, to questions, to experience, and to understand. But I don’t write for the world. The world may not need another story, another poem, another book. But maybe you do.
— Meg Files
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
that is translated through you into action,
and because there is only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique.
...
No artist is ever pleased.
There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.
There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction;
a blessed unrest that keeps us marching
and makes us more alive than the others.
— Martha Graham