Making Life a Weekend


The end of the week is here! And while I am definitely a TGIF gal these days, I also know it's a sticky rut to get out of. So, here are the things that inspire me all days of the week and remind me that happiness isn't just confined to the weekend.  "Celebrate today for…

The Shifting of Seasons


I've changed out of my bulky jackets and the scarves have been put away. The sun isn't hidden behind clouds and the breeze finally feels warm and sweet from the purple blooms on the vine by my house. I'm thawing out. My winter is over.   I don't live on the East Coast, but my winter…

The Beginning and the End


It is an extremely odd feeling sitting here at my parent's dining room table writing this post, especially as M and I wrap up our year with our six year anniversary. This month will probably go in the books as the strangest one yet. Not for any particular reason. It's a multitude of things. My…

Writing It Out


As hundreds of writers are heaving their way through NaNoWri 2014, I am feeling overwhelmingly at peace with a short(ish) story I just finished. Awhile back, I was trudging through a lot of personal chaos. In many respects, I still am. In 20 days I will be finished with college and embarking on a very…

What is it all for?


About this time last year, give or take a few months, I settled into one of the oldest continually operating theaters with my grandmother, mother, and fiancé to watch Monument's Men. It was one of the few movies that I actually had an itch to see when it came out. I had pretty big expectations…

When to stop and when to keep going


So, I recently was working hard on a new post, only to find out all my subscribers got e-mailed out a drafted version of it. Needless to say, I am feeling unhappy this occurred. I was really excited about my post and getting to share it with everyone. It has been a few days in…

The Growing List


I've always seen those lists people make of "Things I've Learned Lately" and I've always been intrigued by them. I personally love learning new random things, like how very nonchalantly the NYT wrote an article about books bound in human skin. Why would I ever care to know that? Yet, here I am reading with…