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27 Trips Around the Sun

Lake Erie Sunset

Yesterday was my birthday. 27 trips around the sun. When I think about a birthday in that context, it sounds like a really, really long time. I still feel young, like I’ve got so many things to learn, and yet 27 trips around the sun is many. We are so lucky, as contemporary humans on … Continue reading 27 Trips Around the Sun

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Future Fears

New York Sunset

I've been thinking a little too much about the future. Or rather, the distant future. It’s been almost too easy lately to get caught in thought spirals that lead me to wondering how I managed to start working a random office job instead of working as a full time writer or wonder why I don't … Continue reading Future Fears

She Was Our Cat

Black and white cat

She was our cat. We loved her. These are the words that keep running through my head, like I need to qualify her existence to the world. Like I need to keep repeating it, over and over, so that people will understand, so that they will believe me. She was our cat. We loved her. … Continue reading She Was Our Cat

Conversations with Strangers

Atlanta Airport

When I left from Florida two weeks ago both my brother and my sister in law were at work, so I had to call a Lyft. I’ve used Lyft a lot but usually while riding with friends and certainly never for an hour-long ride. I had a lot of apprehensions about getting into a car … Continue reading Conversations with Strangers

Bookcon/New York City Recap

Writer reading

My New York trip started out with a bit of a hiccup. On Monday before we left (we were to arrive on Friday), I went to double check on information for our Airbnb. We had booked the perfect place – in Brooklyn but not too far of a ride to the Javitt’s Center, where we … Continue reading Bookcon/New York City Recap

The Movement of Travel

Mary E Nolte

I took a few weeks off of blogging because I was wrapped up in traveling. My trip to New York City for BookCon completely overtook my brain for the week leading up to it, and then the week after I couldn't seem to get back my energy and just didn't end up writing at all. … Continue reading The Movement of Travel

Stop Sabotaging Yourself

Forget me nots

I have realized in these past few weeks that I can be my own worst enemy. Let's back up. This past year or so, I've been working really hard on many creative projects. I've been writing a lot. On this blog, in my novel, on Instagram (yes, I count that as writing). I opened an … Continue reading Stop Sabotaging Yourself

The Green Monster of Writing

Light through the trees

Since I graduated with my MFA in Fiction last summer, I've dealt with a lot of jealousy. Every time someone posts that they have been published, or tells me that they are further along in the process of writing their book, I feel a twinge of anger. I have definitely thought more than once "Why … Continue reading The Green Monster of Writing

You Better Be Willing to Fail

Spring Tulips

  A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to take up book binding. I bought this planner as a PDF and I decided that I was going to print it out and learn how to bind a book. And then I'd carry that book around all year, to be reminded of how important … Continue reading You Better Be Willing to Fail