I read 19 books in 2022, my least amount in years, but that’s okay, I was busy teaching third graders. Ha! But before we look back at this reading year, I wanted to share my December read, The Waxing Moon: Volume 1 of The Areekyan Chronicles Trilogy by my friend Barry S. Marwick. First of…Read More
22 things I’m grateful for in 2022
1 // MUSIC This year I returned to bluegrass, a genre that I fell in love with post-undergrad years while living in the American Southwest. It’s been a beautiful reunion, and I happily discovered what my old favorites were up to now: Chris Thile in Punch Brothers and Sara Watkins in I’m With Her. This…Read More
📚 Reading Roundup: December 2021
Did the pandemic change the way we read? You bet it did. Physical, electronic, and audio books sales all increased. And just like everyone else, I read widely, deeply, to escape, and find comfort, too. This became particularly noticeable after I started working full-time. Dark and depressing could no longer hold my interest. [Too close…Read More
Let’s wrap up 2019, so we can move on to 2020!
What a year, eh? Holy cannoli, I don’t want to do that again. I’m recapping the 2019 year of blog posts, and looking back through photos from a decade of living abroad. Whoa. January 2019 started off with taking a look at my relationship with money. I’m proud that I posted it, cause, you…Read More
✍🏼 Looking back to move forward: What changes will you make this year?
Many years ago, I was chatting with an old college friend and he confided that he always felt like one of the keys to a perfect life was eluding him. “What do you mean?” I said.Read More
Looking back at 2017: a writer’s life
This year has got to be the quietest year of blogging on record thus far, but it wasn’t the calmest behind the scenes. There are a few of reasons for this, and maybe you can relate to the struggles of trying to “do it all”.Read More
21 things my journal wants me to remember about 2016
Happy New Year! Ever since I was a teenager, I loved the idea of a fresh start to each New Year. Usually, I’d write down a bunch of beautiful goals and then promptly forget about them.Read More
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