Category: Personal

Dorm Days Nostalgia

Watching the premiere of Grown-ish last week (which is EXCELLENT, and if you haven't seen it yet, DROP EVERYTHING WATCH IT... as soon as you're done reading this post), I got really nostalgic for my first year of University. Living in a dorm was a big change for me. As an only child, I'd never shared ...

2018 Resolutions

Happy New Year! I'm back and feeling refreshed after a lovely week at home with my parents, and ready to tackle a brand new year (well, mostly... I wouldn't say no to another few days of vacation). With that in mind, here are my resolutions for 2018. Read More For the last few years, I've ...

Family Christmas Traditions

As you might have gleaned from my many, many holiday themed posts, Christmas is a big deal in my family. My parents and I spend Christmas Eve watching a Christmas movie and feasting on appetizers. (Maury joins us sometimes; other times, he prefers to sleep under my bed for the whole evening.) Later that night, ...

My Main(e Coon) Man Maury

"Sure, I'd love to come meet him. But, I can't guarantee that I'm going to take him..." I typed, simultaneously asking my coworker if I could borrow his cat carrier for a couple of days. Weeks earlier, my friend and her husband had found a cat who'd been abandoned in their building. Thinking at first ...

Holiday Shopping Tips

In case you haven't noticed by now, I kind of have a thing for Christmas. I think a lot of it is the traditions that I've cultivated over the years, from the house tour, to decorating with my mom, to our Christmas Eve feast of appetizers. Believe it or not, my annual Christmas shopping day ...

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1,000 Words, None of Them Particularly Kind

I plan out, schedule, and write my blog posts ahead of time (and actually, one of my upcoming posts is about the tools I use to do that). Hilariously, one of the posts that I had scheduled to write today was about self esteem. That's... not going to happen today. Not only would it be ...

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…

...and names will also hurt me A couple weeks ago, I posted some diary entries from my middle school years. Looking back at those posts was really hard; not only were most of them cringe-worthy, but my heart broke reading some of the ones I didn't post. Grade 7 was a hard time for me. ...