I am not an ambitious person. Maybe I was once. Like most children I used to daydream about wealth and fame, but as I grew older those lofty fantasies mellowed into more humble goals. Most of my adulthood, my only goals has been to provide for myself in a career I enjoyed. In short, my … Continue reading Stability or Ambition
My sister once told me I was too practical. In the middle of a fight she looked at me and told me that my problem was that I am too practical. It was the first time that I had ever been told that my practicality was a negative personality trait. I've always been referred to … Continue reading Too Practical: The pros and cons of risk aversion
I don't fall in love easily. Love has always been an extremely slow and gradual process for me. I was never one who could easily jump from relationship to relationship, because my heart just wasn't interested. Dating was a fun way to meet new people, but I rarely felt any chemistry or "romance" for anyone … Continue reading Dating As a Demiromantic part 2: How Do You Know When You Like Someone?
I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions. Year after year, December passes by and people start to talk about their New Year's goals. Then, year after year gyms are and learning apps are flooded with new users, who all drop off by February. While I am a big fan of creating goals and healthy … Continue reading 2021: No Years Resolution
Another year has come and gone, which means it's time for me to post a list of the books I read this year. As per usual, I'm not posting a formal review for each book, but this time around I did actually include the authors names next to the book's titles. Without Further ado- Books … Continue reading Books I’ve Read in 2020
The Modern American Christmas season isn't the same this year. Usually as winter approaches the streets are lite with millions of twinkling lights, stores are stacked with billions of dollars worth of stock, and Christmas songs blare out of every speaker. Everywhere you look people are hustling and bustling from work to school, and store … Continue reading Christmas in the Time of Covid
Silent Night is playing upstairs. Somehow, without me noticing it, November ended. I didn't write the obligatory Thanksgiving post. I didn't post about Halloween ghost stories or adventures. I didn't write the obligatory Thanksgiving post. I didn't even post photos from all my colorful fall hikes. Suddenly everyone was switching from Pumpkin Spice to Peppermint … Continue reading Where Did the Year Go?
I come across my book addiction naturally. I grew up surrounded by stacked shelves, bending from the weight of bound paper. Ink runs through my veins instead of blood. Even now, as adults in the age of tablets, auto, and ebooks, my entire family is addicted to hoarding the printed word. Though we all have … Continue reading My Book Addiction: My brief history with books
For those of you who are somehow unaware, last week was the United States Presidential election. To say that this election cycle was stressful would be an understatement. For many of us, the candidates were uninspiring at best, and the stuff of dystopian nightmares at worst. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, many … Continue reading Election Stress and Writing Mess
Anyone who knows me knows these two things: I love to cook, and I love Autumn. In many ways, these two things go hand-in-hand. As the air gets colder, leaves change color, and harvest's bounties pour into the market, appetites re-awaken for the holiday season. There is something about colder weather that makes you crave … Continue reading Cooking Season