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Getaway with Soleil: Vancouver Part 2

            Believe it or not, this may be my first holiday. Most of my traveling throughout life has been spent visiting family, going somewhere with my family, or attending conferences or competitions. As far as I know, this Getaway will be the first time I’m away from home, exploring the world, visiting and meeting people… Continue reading Getaway with Soleil: Vancouver Part 2

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Getaway With Soleil: Vancouver Part 1

            In March, I came to Vancouver to meet Soleil for the first time, and spent six magical days exploring the city. In May, I ventured to Denver for StokerCon, and ate my way through the various restaurants while expanding my horror knowledge. I wrote about both of these events after they happened. The Getaway,… Continue reading Getaway With Soleil: Vancouver Part 1

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Autumn Without Academics

            The anxiety of picking the perfect outfit for the first day. Packing your bag multiple times to be sure you have everything you need. Those night-before jitters, and the excitement of seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The anticipation of a new year of learning. For almost my entire life, I’ve celebrated back-to-school… Continue reading Autumn Without Academics

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11 Amazing Artists on TikTok

               While I’m sure we could debate whether my part in the TikTok community for the past two years has been beneficial to my life or not, what I’d prefer to focus on is one of the many things it’s brought me—creatives. Not just theater kids putting on skits, dancers flexing their bodies, or musicians… Continue reading 11 Amazing Artists on TikTok

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My Newest Obsession: Writing Spaces

               In a small, informal poll on Twitter, I asked the writing community where they wrote most often. The possible answers were desk, couch/bed, table/flat surface, or other. In an unsurprising majority, the desk gained most of the votes, with a few for couch/bed and other also coming in. A couple of people commented to… Continue reading My Newest Obsession: Writing Spaces

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5 Reasons to Shop Halloween in Summer

            Halloween is 100 days away; the first day of fall still has two months to go. Yet the past few weeks have brought the first whisperings of spooky, autumnal vibes into stores. I’ve already heard some complaints about how “summer has barely started” or “it isn’t even October”, but—as someone devoted to this holiday—I… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Shop Halloween in Summer

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Little Free Libraries in The Biggest Little City

               I first heard about Little Free Libraries back in 2016. One of my professors would give us updates on the development, build, and creation of his. Even so, this non-profit book exchange program faded from my mind for several years. Then, in the midst of a TikTok session, a pair of BookTok-ers filmed their… Continue reading Little Free Libraries in The Biggest Little City

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StokerCon 2022 Book Haul

               One of the things I love most about writing conferences are the books. I’ve attended four conferences now and, somehow, I manage to walk away from each of them with a stack of new reads no matter how I try to control myself. The benefit of StokerCon, of course, is that these books are… Continue reading StokerCon 2022 Book Haul

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Lent 2022: Growth & Gratitude

            I was hesitant about Lent this year. In the weeks following the death of my cat, I wasn’t doing well and wasn’t sure how sacrificing something for faith would actually benefit me. My meals were sporadic, and my appetite was small so food didn’t make sense. I’d already given up on my Squishmallow habit… Continue reading Lent 2022: Growth & Gratitude

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Shelfie 2022: Childhood Favorites

            If you’ve been a bibliophile since words first became stories then you know the all too real struggle of maintaining a growing collection of old favorites, new additions, and the ever-growing To Be Read. The size of my shelves has ebbed and flowed over the years, and so have their contents. At least four… Continue reading Shelfie 2022: Childhood Favorites