Happy Birthday;or What Now?

December is my birthday month and Sunday is my birthday. This is my personal “new year” and traditionally the time when I reflect the past year and plan for the fresh one on the horizon.     As you know, I’ve had lots of time on my hands lately (ahem) due to unemployment and now […]

Let’s Get This [frugal] Party Started!

Oh you guys, so much has been going on. I don’t even know where to start, I really don’t. You can catch up a little bit if you follow my Instagram account. That will clue you in a little bit! I also I just wrote this post on my simple living blog, a simple rebellion. […]

Start With the Problem

I was talking a good friend recently about the state of my writing life. She said something to me that resonated deeply. Start with the problem, she said. To be honest, she was referring to a lesson she has learned as an editor and in working with developing stories, but it works for me and my […]

Favorite Tidbits from Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

I recently came across this book on one of my thrift store adventures. You know how something leaps out at you and you just grab it without really thinking about it? Well, that happened to me with this book. And it wasn’t a big risk since it was, like, $1.98. #bonus #guiltfree Of course, the […]

Day 8 – What are your most epic failures (and how did you overcome them)?

Oh Honey, this is just too easy! It’s as easy to list my failures as it was difficult to list my successes yesterday. I’m going to have to stick to a list without long descriptions or we will be here all day… Here we go, in roughly chronological order: 1. I missed going to Nationals […]

On Starting Over…Again and Again

Well, crap. Here we are again, the start of another year. In fact, it’s nearly the end of January already! But I have been sick for the last three weeks, so only now feel like I am starting to poke my head out of hibernation and get cracking on this whole 2018 thing. Part and […]