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Learning to Love My Body

“What’s wrong with your arm?!” -multiple people asking about my left elbow, which is wonky because of breaking it when I was three. “You’re pretty, but you look Ethiopian because you’re so skinny.” -my high school band director, who loved to comment on students’ appearances and make racist comments. “I would love to have that … Continue reading Learning to Love My Body

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November Bakes

I honestly thought I would get tired of baking after a few weeks of the challenge, yet I still made it 65 weeks long… But! I am still wanting to bake so much! It’s relaxing, creative, tasty, and fun to share. I’ve decided that I’ll start posting links to the recipes I’ve been using (I … Continue reading November Bakes

The Problems with Being Overly Ambitious

Writing a book and some short stories, baking, painting, sketching, reading, blogging, creating videos, making song covers, and writing music. I want to be creative constantly. I want to be creative in nearly every way possible. Combine that desire with my severe over-planning, and I become horribly overly ambitious. Over the years, I’ve gone through … Continue reading The Problems with Being Overly Ambitious

Planning Versus Doing

I love planning things. Baking challenges, writing posts and stories, YouTube videos, moves, schedules, anything creative or organisational. The problem with this is that I don’t always like doing everything I plan. My excitement usually builds up immensely during the planning process, but I often use all of my productive energy for that project whilst … Continue reading Planning Versus Doing

Words Break on the Open Sea

Our words light up the broken sea. It floods our hearts, yet still we speak, and we are pulled relentlessly. From dusk till dawn our sounds carry. Like a ship breaking high wave’s peak, our words light up the broken sea. The squawks and squeals from these our beaks Add a strange hue to what … Continue reading Words Break on the Open Sea

My Problem with The Lunar Chronicles

This blog contains spoilers!! So if you haven’t read the entire series and don’t want anything ruined, you might not want to read ahead. I will mark the actual spoilers. There are so many fairytale retellings in existence. And I believe The Lunar Chronicles does an amazing job at combining the stories of Cinderella, Snow … Continue reading My Problem with The Lunar Chronicles

Writing and Changing Your Mind

My biggest challenge in writing—whether it be blogs, books, poetry, or short stories— is changing my mind about the largest aspects of my projects. Take my current WIP and how it’s evolved just in the plotting stages over the last four years: • Contemporary YA Realism with a tragic ending about an aspiring playwright orphan. … Continue reading Writing and Changing Your Mind

Baking Challenge

Sticky, soft dough. Pushed and rolled, pushed and rolled. Savoury, sweet, spicy, smoky. Flavours, scents fill the home. I started baking on a regular basis early this year. I mostly did it to decrease spending and plastic use in our home and to try my hand at something relatively new to me—making bread. However, as … Continue reading Baking Challenge

Anxiety and When Life Happens

Wow. Bed bugs, losing clients, a more strict budget, more shifts at work, poor decisions leading to worsening mental health, needing an oil change, broken washers and dryers, and learning to like our “new” home. We’ve had a lot more to take in and handle than we ever could’ve anticipated these last few months, and … Continue reading Anxiety and When Life Happens