I always switch gears a little once September is about to come around. Obviously, that's usually because school is starting, and even though my grad school is set up a little differently, there's still a definite summer's end and fall's beginning. Should my plans for teacherhood pan out, my life will always be this way. … Continue reading Weekend Pith: Cleaning Slates
I remember reading a lot when I was younger. I gobbled up books one by one, reading whatever took my fancy. Most of them were children's classics, cozy tales with female protagonists. Little Women made me want to be a writer. The Secret Garden inspired me to sketch the plans for my own secret garden, complete with a … Continue reading Reading Like a Kid
One thing that's pounded into you in writing class is the importance of good description. I remember a class I took my third semester of college. It was an online creative writing class, so it was a little odd. I never met my teacher or classmates face to face; in fact, I don't think I … Continue reading The “V” Word
I'm graduating this weekend. Well, that's not quite accurate. I've been done with college for months now. I have my diploma. I just finished my first semester of grad school. But I'm still going to walk across a stage in a cap and gown and throw a little party with my family. My best friend … Continue reading Good Enough
When I was a teenager, I was awkward. Really awkward. Painfully awkward. I had a hard time talking to people and making friends. I was shy. I was insecure. Being home schooled was not helpful for me in this department. (My taste in clothes at the time probably wasn't helpful either.) But then I became … Continue reading What am I Doing?
Today's post sounds pretty informative, until you remember that I'm only in my twenties. Sorry about that. I'm bad at waking up early. I do all the tricks: drink water before bed, put my alarm on the other side of the room, keep the curtains drawn back as best I can. But somehow I'm … Continue reading Avoiding Mid-Life Crisis
Every week I used to have a "Crafterday" post here (think clever pun between "craft" and "Saturday"), which I haven't done for a while. I guess I found different things to talk about. That, and I got too busy on Saturdays. But if those posts were your cup of tea, you're in for a few! … Continue reading I Made Something! And Other Matters
As you know if you've read this blog in the past few months, I got married last June. My husband and I, however, are both still in college. I have less than a year to go for my Bachelor's degree while he has over two. Married college students are a rare sight. I know a few classmates … Continue reading 6 Things I’ve Learned from Being Married in College
Within these past couple weeks we packed up our little nest and moved to a larger one an hour and a half away to be closer to school. After several trips to and fro, lots of carrying up and down stairs, and lots of guilt over how much stuff we have (which is still not a … Continue reading We Moved!
Happy Tuesday all! It's finals week, or for me, finals day, since I have two tests and I'm done! Then begins a month of crazed preparation for the wedding, for which I really can't wait. Of course, with the end of the school year, sentimentality sets in. I will miss my little dorm room and … Continue reading Winding Down