How Drawing 1,000 Faces Made Me A (Slightly) Better Person

After deciding that I wanted to get better at art, I did what you would expect; I YouTubed it. I found a channel by a guy named Sycra Yassin (Sycra), and I began going through his beginners playlist. The most helpful video I watched was one on how to get better at drawing, or how … Continue reading How Drawing 1,000 Faces Made Me A (Slightly) Better Person

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Unremembered Joy

The laundry still needed folding. Christmas presents still needed wrapping. The dishwasher was only half unloaded. We sat outside on the blue quilt from Aunt Suz ignoring all of that because this was a rare December day. A day when the blue sky and warm sun belied the Advent season. He is only six months, so … Continue reading Unremembered Joy

When Best Selling Doesn’t Mean Best Writing: The Mind Numbing Problems with Divergent

This post contains spoilers—the main one being that I think this book is terrible. Never have I read a book that went off the rails so suddenly or so completely. The last act of this story is a crazy, train-wreck of a read. And I don’t mean that in a good way. The Deceptively Mediocre … Continue reading When Best Selling Doesn’t Mean Best Writing: The Mind Numbing Problems with Divergent

I Have a Shoe Problem, But It’s Not What You Think

I hate buying shoes. I say this to clarify my new board on Pinterest.  My problem isn’t a typical shoe problem—too many shoes, too much money spent on shoes.  No I just really don’t like buying shoes. An Anecdote In June I had an interview for a new job, and as I put together my … Continue reading I Have a Shoe Problem, But It’s Not What You Think

Gators, Vultures, Crocs- Rubber is the new crack

Our first stop in our Southern Florida adventure was the Everglades National Park. It isn't exactly on the way to the Florida Keys or our ultimate destination, Dry Tortugas National Park, but it was too close to be missed, and we had a day to spend, and why spend a day sitting in the sun … Continue reading Gators, Vultures, Crocs- Rubber is the new crack

Why you don’t need to be that girl–A love story

I didn't want to be that girl. I didn't want to be the girl with the ultra-precise (and long) list of must-haves in a man. The pages and pages of physical and personality traits that ranged from exact height measurements to enumerations of which musical instruments he must have proficiency with. Before you think I'm … Continue reading Why you don’t need to be that girl–A love story