No, I didn't get a visit from my future self (although I feel like that would help assuage a lot of my anxieties). But I did get to meet Rainbow Rowell at a recent book signing in Orlando and I saw what I hope will one day be my future. This particular adventure starts in... Continue Reading →
I know these reviews are supposed to be spoiler-free, but I finished this book almost a month ago now and still feel so many emotions that I need to hash this one out in full. Sorry in advance, but it's time for another rant. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo is... Continue Reading →
My best friend recently wrote an article on ways to take care of yourself, and it made me think of my own journey with my mental (and physical) health. Today, I'm focusing more on the physical, but I'm sure a lot of these principles can apply to your mental health as well. See, I have... Continue Reading →
If ya'll didn't know, I recently started a book club! The book we choose to read each month is decided on Instagram by posting a picture of each book and choosing the one with the most activity. This month, that book was The Alice Network, and that was definitely not my choice. Historical fiction has... Continue Reading →
I am not an influencer. Sure, I help write this blog and take photos for the Instagram page and enjoy sharing tidbits of wisdom as I discover them. But most of my time is spent at work. And when I'm not there, you can find me at my apartment with my fiance and my our cat. I don't have the time, nor the energy, for photogenic "self-care." In fact, for a long time, the whole idea of self-care bothered me.
I read this book for the first time 4 years ago. I had just finished reading Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, which is a book about a girl going to uni and finding her footing while still trying to hang on to who she is on the inside. That book came to me at just the right... Continue Reading →
Chelsea and I recently grabbed coffee and talked about the idea of possibly doing a "Year in Review" for each of us, in which we discuss the goods and bads of the year, what we've learned, and all that jazz. One thing I realized, though, is that I spent a majority of this year single,... Continue Reading →
I've had a week or so to disconnect and process the month that was November and the challenge of NaNoWriMo. I wanted to take a couple minutes and share how I did and what I learned.
Date Started: 11/14/19 Date Finished: 11/26/19 Bought From: Books-A-Million (Used) The first book of my Stephen King challenge is officially complete, and I'm so excited to share my thoughts with ya'll! I have previously read Carrie, so I went into this knowing what to expect. However, going back to my Goodreads review of this from... Continue Reading →
It's 1am, and I'm in my feelings, so let's see what we can unpack. I'm definitely going to throw out some trigger warnings for rape, emotional abuse, manipulation...I've been through some shit. Also, I'm using names. Sorry not sorry, but it's unlikely that the people involved will be reading these posts anyway. So here we... Continue Reading →
Okay. I want to get into a rant about how amazing and important this book is right away, but I know I need to take a breath and let ya'll know what this is about first. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World is about thirteen-year-old Ivy and her family's road to recovery after a tornado... Continue Reading →
As a kid, I was always taught to treat others the way I'd like to be treated. That took me through my adolescence since the only thing I really had to think about then was treating everyone with kindness. I always asked before I played with someone else's toys, I made sure to tell my... Continue Reading →