Wouldn't it be nice if this photo was an accurate representation of my summer? Unfortunately, it's not. Things have gotten crazier and crazier, my writing has gone way downhill, my stress levels have spiked, and the blog, as you may have noticed, is suffering as a result. This makes me sad, because I value this … Continue reading Taking Some Time Off.
Hello there. Sorry about not blogging on Tuesday, I was still in a coma from meeting this guy: Yeah. He's really, really sweet, folks. Now, it's entirely possible that I haven't entirely recovered my equilibrium yet, because all I can think of to share with you today is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKD0KbJi9Lo See, I know he's talking … Continue reading Only You Know.
Hi everyone! I almost forgot to blog today, but not for reasons of stress and bad news as has been all too common lately. This week I've had (almost) nothing but good things happen. Apart from possibly hovering around the edges of heatstroke for six hours while pulling thistles out of a field in the … Continue reading Happy Update.
"Why, courage, then! what cannot be avoided 'Twere childish weakness to lament or fear." -Shakespeare, Henry VI, pt. 3 Oof. There's been a lot going on this year. This past month, in particular, has contained so much stuff that has made me want to lament and fear. In fact, as I'm writing this, I just … Continue reading What Cannot be Avoided.
You guys, I am so sorry about the state of this blog lately. All I can say is that I've only had two days where I could just be at home and rest since the end of March, and I don't foresee that schedule letting up until the middle of May. I am … Continue reading Update (in case you’re wondering).
Well, folks, here's hoping this blog post will publish itself eventually. I'm housesitting in an amazing waterfront home with amazingly bad internet access. Hence the missed post on Tuesday. Not that I'm complaining, naturally. I've got such an amazing view that it would be a shame to waste my eyes on Buzzfeed videos. But it … Continue reading Stuff the Words in Wherever They Fit.
You guyssssss I am SO SORRY for the lack of posting. This has been a rough month for me. There has been a lot of stuff going on in my other lives, both as a human being and as a Young Life leader. Some of it good, some of it not so good. Plus I've … Continue reading Get in Front of a Crowd.
Here we are, safely arrived in Twenty-Eighteen. At least, I hope we've all arrived safely. Over Christmas break, I read my NaNovel draft, and was pleasantly shocked to realize that it's not as gosh-awful as I thought it was. What a relief, as my first drafts are usually worse than I remember. So anyway, you'll … Continue reading Baptizing the New Year.
In 2015, I was feeling distinctly Scrooge-ish. In 2016, I was feeling more Cratchitty. This year, I'm feeling a kind of happy blend of the two. As in, I'm definitely wandering around "humbugging" every five minutes or so, but in a cheerful way. If that makes any sense. Anyway, here's a roundup of my favorite … Continue reading Third Annual Christmas Post.
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.