Ugh. Week two of NaNoWriMo has really set in. I'm exhausted, and my alternate life as a Young Life leader just feels like too much. Yesterday I spent the evening with sixteen amazing teens, an opportunity that is truly a privilege. Under normal circumstances, I love watching them have a chance to laugh and act … Continue reading Small Talk.
For forgetting to blog yesterday, that is. HOWEVER. Today is St. Crispin's day, which means it's time for this post to show back up again. Come on, folks, click the link. I'm off to watch Henry V now.
Ugh. I'm having one of those days. Okay, weeks. Okay, months. Okay, lives. Yeah, this probably isn't that inspiring, but maybe I at least elicited a snort of recognition and comradeship? I just can't today, y'all. I just can't.
Okie dokie. Nearly a week later, and I finally feel able to talk coherently about Coldplay. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZaX7teFRu-/?taken-by=coldplay Well, maybe semi-coherently. I'm just now getting to the point where I can say, "Yeah, that actually happened. I wasn't just watching a YouTube video." I'm one of the little twinkles on the left in that top photo. … Continue reading Sixty Thousand.
This has been me for the past couple of weeks, people: Because I've been holding back some info that I'm rather excited about. I got invited to write a guest post over on The Bard and the Bible, sharing my favorite Shakespeare quotes. I was like: And then I was like: And then I was … Continue reading Spinning in my Desk Chair.
Oof. I live in a pretty stunning place. I mean, look at this: Just a casual snap I took with my phone while hiking with some friends yesterday. The wildflowers were unbelievable. Also, the mountain was covered in marmots. And speaking of marmots, here's the resident poet I keep telling you about: The back of … Continue reading Mountains and Marmots.
Well, people, this is going to be a VERY short blog post, as this is my last day of a quick trip to the ocean with family. Here's a picture I nabbed this morning from my writer's lookout, a little bench halfway up the cliff: Anyways, not sure whether that's inspiring or just braggy, but … Continue reading My Lookout.
If you've been following my blog for any length of time (or just indulged in one enormous binge-read), you will have probably bumped into a post or two where I mention my resident poet. For clarification, he is my brother. He writes fantastic poems, contrasting with my terrible ones. Today, I figured it would be … Continue reading Introducing the Resident Poet.
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. - John 16:33 There's a lot of ugliness going on in the world right now. Manchester, London, Orlando... the list just keeps growing. This verse has been circling around and around in my head and in … Continue reading Take Heart.
So. I'm coming to the end of a 2-ish month stint of co-hosting a dear friend's Airbnb property while she is off on her world travels, and it's been quite a fun learning curve, all in all. Especially after this weekend, which over here in the States was a big holiday. I had three sets … Continue reading 5 Things I have Noticed about Myself while working in the Hospitality Industry.