Hello. My name is Ariana. I grew up in the midwest but currently call Brooklyn home – with a temporary stop in DC somewhere in the middle. I’m classically trained in Journalism – the last of the pen and paper gang, graduating just ahead of the Social Media boom. Because of this – I’ve done everything from reporting on congressional hearings to live tweeting a NASA panel.

I enjoy writing about everything from education, to culture, to fiction and have been told I have a lot of interesting things going on in my day to day. Welcome to me putting that statement to the test.

Please bare with as I reignite my writing skills with musings on NYC, pop culture, media, and from time to time my creative fiction works.

Enjoy, comment, and follow.





My Seven (Memorial to my Father)

07/07/07 forever changed my seven. More importantly than that — it changed my life. Think about the impact your parents or just one has had on your life in the last seven years. The graduations, the good news, the jobs, the weddings, building a family of your own.

NaNo was a NoNo

So last year, I attempted NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month held every November. 30 days, 50,000 words. And the weight of ‘attempted’ is heavy. I managed to write about 16,000 useful words, 2,000 words in random paragrah form, and another 1,000 letters of baby garble. Still, I consider this a great accomplishment. How many people can …