Today I wore sandals

I have spent most of my life worrying about things that have never happened. - Mark Twain Hello, there. It's been quite awhile since I've written on this blog, and I'm letting myself be okay with that. Like I said in my previous post, I'm really trying to figure out where my priorities are at… Continue reading Today I wore sandals

Reading, Writing

Reading & writing lately

I realized that it's been awhile since I've really shared anything about my current reading and writing endeavors. Since we're just about through with the first month of the new year, I thought I'd share where I'm at right now with reading, writing, and this blog in general along with some goals that I have… Continue reading Reading & writing lately


What you can learn from your old stories

Have you ever gone back and looked at the stories you wrote when you were young? I have a bin full of countless "books" that I wrote from around the age of five all the way through middle school---many of which are really just folded up pieces of paper with crayon drawings on the front… Continue reading What you can learn from your old stories


Journaling for gratitude

After about three months, I'm finally starting this "Journaling for..." series that I announced in my Why journal? post. In my mind, I had meant for it to start being a once per month thing, but honestly, I have barely even had time to keep up with my personal journaling just from the busyness of… Continue reading Journaling for gratitude


Some early Christmas reading

I've been in another reading slump lately. Maybe it's not quite a reading slump---maybe it's just that I've been so busy with work, trying to maintain a social life, and trying to just be an adult that I've pushed reading to the back burner. ¬†The other night, though, I picked up a book of Charles… Continue reading Some early Christmas reading


Short stories vs. novels—which is better? (guest post)

My friend Amy of The Writer's Refuge¬†wrote this post on the differences between writing a short story and a novel. She answers questions as well as shares some of her own experiences writing both. I hope you enjoy! At the beginning of my writing journey four years ago, I struggled with my creative identity. I… Continue reading Short stories vs. novels—which is better? (guest post)