As anyone who knows me at all is aware, I am generally the type of person who has New Year goals/resolutions/intentions (whichever your preferred phraseology is) planned out well in advance. By the time New Year hits, I know without a doubt what I want to accomplish that year. This year, for the first time… Continue reading A Writer’s Goals
So, I am well aware I missed two weeks worth of posts--believe me, Chadwick won't leave me alone about it. But I have good excuses! Well, okay excuses. The week before last. . .well, I was just tired after and in between the holidays and had no energy left to expend on a post. And… Continue reading Perspective: Half Empty or Half Full?
Remember the simple days? Before phones, electricity, running water. . .Those days, like in Laura Ingalls Wilder, when people built their own houses, and lived on the land. You don't? Well, I do. Okay, maybe not those ones specifically, since I may have been born after electricity and running water was invented, but I can… Continue reading Pioneer Days. . . and Camping
It was almost midnight. But that did not stop us. Once we had our hearts set on something, it was inevitable we would see it through if at all possible. The benefit to wintering in the Twin Cities with my grandparents (due to untraversable roads in the north) was that there were actually restaurants within… Continue reading Fancy Dresses and Fairy tales
A soft tapping on the window startled us awake. My sisters and I sat up, scared for only a moment until we realized who it was. We peeked out to make sure. Yup. We quickly threw on some warm clothes, grabbed blankets, and tiptoed out of our room and out of the house, possibly stopping… Continue reading Auroras and Angst
It was a dream come true. Hasn’t every child longed for the day his or her mother would say, “Eat as much candy as you like”? Our day had finally come. We were on a long drive—okay, as a child, basically anything longer than 10 minutes feels like a long drive—and, always the perfect children,… Continue reading Peach Licorice and Dreams
Today was lovely! I was just a LITTLE bit more useful - does that mean I am finally feeling rested? After sleeping in super late again (hey, in my defense, I was up until 3:30 - okay - I guess that isn't really a defense. More like. . .an admission), I made passion fruit iced… Continue reading A Little Progress
So, what do you think? Do you think you want to come along on my month of writing adventure? I thought maybe it would be fun, with me pursuing my dream for the first time in my life, to have company. So I've decided to TRY to write a blog post every day noting what… Continue reading Day One of Writing Freedom
Okay. So, I know I promised New Year's goals ages ago and I've told so many people about them and typed them out so many times that, frankly, I'd kind of forgotten I hadn't shared them here yet! So here they are in a nutshell, so that you can all ease your curiosity. Lose 20… Continue reading New Year Goal Time!
I've been intending to do a New Year's Post and I still intend to - but I have this super detailed plan I want to complete before I discuss it, so this is just a hold-over post to note what's been up. I was sick through New Years and it was almost more stressing to… Continue reading Just a bit of thought