Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: New Sights

I've been preparing over the last couple of days to attend a writing conference. By the time this comes out, I'll have already gone and returned! This is the first writing conference I've attended while in the middle of actually working on a piece, so I'm excited!! I'll definitely be posting updates in the next... Continue Reading →


Creative Communication: Time Capsules

Did you ever make a time capsule? When you were growing up did you ever imagine that some strange culture would come to your backyard, fifty or one hundred years later, and dig up what you had buried all those years ago? I've not successfully built or buried a time capsule that lasts more than... Continue Reading →

Autumn Feels Like…Boots and Scarves

Like I mentioned yesterday, the perfect boot is great for all kinds of weather, including wind, rain, or snow. When autumn blows in, sometimes it's tempting just to huddle indoors and watch as the season changes. I love to spend time outside, even as the weather gets cooler, and hopefully I can encourage you to... Continue Reading →

Fears (Pt. 2)–Something New

This is different than just the general fear of the unknown. I know a lot of us struggle (if not constantly, than at least time to time) with fear of pressing forward into the unknown. That's natural! It's the unknown! And we are creatures of habit; we want the elements around us to be predictable,... Continue Reading →

Running streak completed

 Made it through day 81. Total miles: 235.5 I didn't make it up to my 100 days, but after Peru I'm going to try again. There's a good reason, but I don't think I want to give any excuse on here. That gives me a couple weeks to continue running and start doing more strength... Continue Reading →

Relationships (pt. 2): Your Other Half

Now let's get to the nitty-gritty relationships: boyfriends and girlfriends. These are extremely sticky because these relationships are less like family and more like REALLY close friends. You choose to not only be friends with this person for a season in your life, but sometimes for a lengthy time in your life. And you keep... Continue Reading →

Sharing Saturday: Hand Luggage Only

I found this awesome blog as I was researching various places for this week. What first drew my eyes to these two guys blog, Yaya and Lloyd, was the format. It looks small, but has lots of content. It's neatly setup, but includes TONS of different countries, pictures, recommendations, and entries from their travels. To... Continue Reading →

Day 80

Short term goal: 100 Days Long term goal: 186 days (6 months) Miles run this week: 16.5 Total miles run/walked in the challenge: 231.5 For the last several months I have been long-distance-dating a guy. Long story short, lots of traveling back, forth, and in between. Since I've started the streak, this has meant that... Continue Reading →

Explore the United States! (pt. 4) History

...And what would a blog about the United States be without a little history? I love using songs to memorize lists of facts (for example, the history of the US). If the same goes for you, then this is a fantastic way to brush off those cobwebs! I ran across this explanation of the Constitution's... Continue Reading →

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