Body Neutrality: Surrendering in the War on Myself

My aunt snapped this photo of me holding a lamb this weekend, and I made it my profile picture on Facebook. It shouldn't be a big deal, but it is. I hate pictures of myself and usually try to release only a very carefully controlled image on social media. This photo is the opposite of… Continue reading Body Neutrality: Surrendering in the War on Myself


What’s New?

Happy Monday! I'm sure maybe two of you have been wondering where I've been, and I'm here to tell you! As ever, I am staying busy, pursuing new hobbies, drinking a lot of coffee, and listening to podcasts. Here are the big updates: Marshall got his neck brace off! It's been just over 3 months… Continue reading What’s New?

Five Things Friday, Personal

Five Things I Learned from my Grandfather

On Tuesday, March 26th, we lost my grandfather. I've been struggling with putting into words how it feels to lose someone who felt so eternal. He refused to act his age. He was so active and full of life, so present and influential, that none of us could picture life without him. My cousins and… Continue reading Five Things I Learned from my Grandfather

Books, Personal, Updates, Writing

One Published Year

A year ago today, Across the Formidable Sea became available for purchase on Amazon. In the year since it's earned 22 reviews on Amazon with an average 4.6 stars. On Goodreads, it has 30 and an average 4.37. It's been purchased over 500 times in more than 3 countries. My words. My ideas. It's utterly humbling.