Hello San Diego

A few months ago I got the opportunity to visit San Diego. I’d never been before, and seeing as my trip was only for a couple of days, I asked friends who’d been there before what they recommended doing. They all had the same answer: Go visit the zoo. Continue reading

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Paperwhites

Even though I worked on a farm, I wouldn’t exactly say I have a green thumb. Actually, I don’t know if I have a green thumb, because I’ve never really grown anything before. Pretty much the only plant I’ve ever nurtured growing up is bamboo, and well, those are pretty hard to mess up. All you have to do is give it water. The only reason all my bamboo eventually passed away is because my cat liked to eat it. Continue reading

Looking Forward to 2017

It’s that time of the year again! A whole year has come and gone, and with the start of 2017, I wanted to look back at my 2016 goals for my blog, and reflect on what worked and what didn’t.

I didn’t quite meet most of my goals. Some of them I did okay on, others just didn’t happen. The worst? Probably the number of blogs I wrote in 2016. I started the year strong, but somewhere in the middle, I lost it. I got busy, and didn’t force myself to take some time for myself. And when I finally was ready to start writing again, it was hard. Words didn’t flow as easily as I hoped, and I struggled to get the thoughts in my head into a coherent post.

Somewhere along the way, I realized it was best if I didn’t force it. Yes, I still want to blog regularly (the latter half of the year was really terrible), but if I’m not feeling it, I don’t want to force it. It doesn’t work. There were a couple of posts I had to write 3 or 4 times, switching topics, before deciding it wasn’t going to do. Because as much as I want to blog, I don’t want it to be some thoughtless jumble of words.

Otherwise, I got a few pictures into my posts, made a few updates to the blog. Not as much as I wanted, but a good start. Going forward, I want to continue this. I want to continue to grow and I want that to reflect in my blog posts. I’m hoping this year is a big year for me, and I’m excited to share the journey with everyone.

Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2017!

The Magic of Books

Growing up, I loved to read. In school, you’d never catch me without a book. And I’m not just talking about the mandatory books you have to read for English. I was always carrying around a book for pleasure reading, balanced precariously on top of all my other books as I traveled from class to class. It was always something I looked forward to as I found time in the school day to squeeze in a few pages of a good book.  Continue reading

Fall Festivals

As fall approaches, so does festival and fair season! It seems like for the next two months, there’s an endless amount of fairs to go to. There’s pretty much at least one each weekend, and though I know I’m not going to be able to go to every one, I’d like to go to a lot.

I ended up going to my first festival of the season this weekend, which was a local book festival. Continue reading

Irresistible Balls of Fluff

I love animals. It’s not that surprising, seeing as I ran off to a farm for five months, but it’s true. And it’s hard to resist a cute ball of fluff.

That’s what happened the first time, when my my mom and I walked into Petco. We had no intention of getting a pet, but as we went to ‘just look’ at the cats, we found ourselves being swept inside. Continue reading