T-minus three hours until I'm heading out for a weekend camping trip! I'm sorry about the lack of posts this week. I really want to be more consistent with my posting schedule but things are just hard right now. I've started to get back into a workout routine and am setting more time aside for reading… Continue reading Five Things Friday (#18)
Another weekend, another road trip! This time we're headed to our favorite small town in California for some Sierra views and chilly weather. Marshall goes back to school at the end of this month, and we're trying to fit in all the fun we can before then. Before I go on, I just want to… Continue reading Five Things Friday (#17)
I’ve been feeling so heavy over the past couple days, like there are stones in my stomach and I’m not strong enough to swim to the surface. That’s how depression is sometimes. Most days I’m treading water, some days I’m even swimming freestyle, but some days I get dragged under. They say the most important thing… Continue reading Heavy
Leon is eight and three-quarters, and he has a new baby brother. Though Leon's age, living arrangements, attitude, and size change throughout the book, his name and his love for his brother do not. Kit de Waal's My Name is Leon tells the story of a young black boy in 1970's England whose life until… Continue reading Postmortem: My Name Is Leon
Happy Friday! I'm off to Nevada this weekend for a two-day shooting course. In the meantime, here are five things that hit the target for me! 1. Matriarch Handmade I've followed Autumn on Instagram for ages. Her minimalist home decor and adorable family are total goals, and her products are so cute. The "Bitch,… Continue reading Five Things Friday (#16)
My journey from fanfic derider to fanfic writer.
We're starting this year with a clean slate -- everything we took for granted, everything we expected to be in place at the start of 2018, has changed. It feels a bit like my life has been split into two sections: before the fire and after. There's a sense of disconnect between the two, as if the past few weeks have been a year all their own. But as I look back over 2017 it's undeniable that it wasn't a bad year, in fact, it was a great one, with abundant laughter and joy and adventure. 2018 will be, too. Not because anything is promised or guaranteed, but because we will make it that way, the same way we did 2017.