Tag: Blog

Life: Fantastically Ordinary

What if I want to live a perfectly ordinary life?  What if I don’t want to rush, and push, and force my way through life only to stumble out the other side wondering why I didn’t breathe every once in while? A while ago I read this blog post in which the author talks about accepting …

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

The first word that comes to mind when I reflect on Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See is Symphony. The ebb and flow, as well as the author’s co-narrator construction, pulls you through the heart-wrenching lives of the characters much like a symphony guides you through some of the most enchanting musical compositions. Set against …

My Top 10 Travel Tips: London

Wherever you are, be all there. — Jim Elliot — Jim Elliot’s “be all there” philosophy is as wonderful for daily life as it is for traveling to unknown cities. My general interpretation of this is to blend in and attempt to exist in the city in much the same way a local would. Veer …

Simple Journaling: Q&A a Day

I’ve tried journaling a hundred different ways, and as someone who likes to write it always confused me when my efforts failed. I usually attributed this to the fact that my journals devolved into a space for me to complain about things, or my entries taking the form of: Dear Diary, today I brushed my …

Acceptance: The First Step To Better Curls

Like most people with naturally curly hair, I hated my hair when I was younger. Partly due to the fact that I didn’t know how to style it (I’d never heard of curl creams or serums, and never dreamed of using a diffuser) and partly due to the fact that I took dance lessons for …

6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th Day(s) of Blogmas

Okay, so I’m cheating a little bit. Well, a lot a bit. But the past few days have been insanely busy and I didn’t have the forethought to write enough of these posts ahead of time. As a tribute to this past week and the new year, I’d like to talk about New Years resolutions. …

Fifth Day of Blogmas: Five Favorite Songs

Welcome to the Fifth Day of Blogmas! I’m so excited to share with you five of my favorite songs. I love music, and I’m constantly discovering new artists and songs, so there are many songs that could be on this short list, but for now I’ll give you some of my more recent obsessions. I …

The Fourth Day of Blogmas

On the Fourth Day of Blogmas, my true love gave to me, a full tray of delicious cookies! Ever since I can remember, my family has made sandtart cookies for Christmas. If you’ve never had them, sandtarts are a very thin and light cookie, typically decorated with colorful sugar-sprinkles, cinnamon, and a walnut. Usually sometime …

The Third Day of Blogmas: Writing & Inspiration

It’s the Third Day of Blogmas and I’m about to do something I’ve never done before; talk about my writing. This blog definitely counts as writing, but it’s a little different than writing a story, or some other fiction (which may or may not ever be read by anyone ever). Honestly, I’m not sure my …

On the Second Day of Blogmas

Christmas Wreaths in London

On the Second Day of Blogmas my true love gave to me, a ticket to another country! This is my second installation of Blogmas, and I’m overjoyed to once again feature traveling. The second day of Blogmas this year marks the one-year anniversary of me boarding a plane with a whole bunch of strangers to …