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

[Insert Great Title Here]

One thing I’m really terrible at is naming things. It doesn’t matter if it’s a blog post, a story, a character, or even a pet. It’s just terrible. I thought I was doing okay, at least as far as blog titles go, until the last one. Yes, some of the previous ones had been a little repetitive with the same structure and different words, but it was okay. Until my last post, when I was reviewing my blog and realized that the past two posts had pretty much the exact same title. I thought about changing it, but I just didn’t know what to change it to.

It’s something I’ve always struggled with, always wished I was better at. Continue reading