Autumn Winds

August is allergy season. At least, it is in Colorado. We have ragweed, see, and in August, all of its awful, horrible pollen is released into the wind, and I have to retreat into my house with my air purifier and take allergy meds on a schedule and freeze rags for my puffy eyes and … Continue reading Autumn Winds

Birthday Adventures

My birthday was the end of last month. I turned 27. I feel very grown up now. Almost like a real adult. Until I hang out with really real adults, who use budgets and understand the stock market and eat kale. I almost never eat kale. Not unless I have to. Bok choy, maybe. But … Continue reading Birthday Adventures


Can we just be honest? May was a bit of a blur. I remember about half of it. The rest feels like something between a dream and a hallucination. Since I had a fever for at least part of the month, it’s possible a good section of what I remember was actually a hallucination. When … Continue reading Pennsylvania


Airports are weird. I’ve spent my fair share of time in airports over the years. Probably about as much time as I want to, actually. Airports in Scotland, China, Cambodia, Spain . . . you get the idea. No matter what country you’re visiting, airports are just weird. For example. I flew down to Missouri … Continue reading Airports

Forced Leisure

I spent most of June in bed. That’s a weird thing to admit, especially for me. Usually, I bounce up and have a full day planned before I’m even dressed. I can’t remember the last time I was legitimately bored and could think of nothing to do. I have my books, my writing, my garden, … Continue reading Forced Leisure

Preparing for a Garden

We are so, so close to gardening weather here in Colorado. I’ve been waiting. And counting the days. And checking the temperature. See, Colorado is cold. And it stays cold for a long, long, long time after the ‘first day of spring’ that the rest of the country enjoys. Our first day of spring is … Continue reading Preparing for a Garden


Now that I am not working full time, I have a little more flexibility in my schedule. Obviously, I’m still getting up early to work out and spending the majority of my day at my desk, but since my only boss at the moment is myself, it’s a little easier to wiggle out of writing … Continue reading Freedom

Wedding Hair

My sister is getting married next month. We’re all wildly excited about it. What better way to celebrate June than with a wedding? I am not in this particular wedding, but I am working the ‘behind the scenes’ to get all the little miscellaneous tasks done. Lots of flowers. Lots of decorating. Lots of lists. … Continue reading Wedding Hair

Writing Free

My writing habits are changing. I like to think that they always are, actually. As a writer, I like to go with what works and change things up when something begins to feel stale. If I don’t, things get stuck. Actually, I get stuck. Being stuck is my least favorite state of being. I stare … Continue reading Writing Free

Spring and Homesteading

Now that I’m freelancing, my schedule is a lot more flexible than it was. Sure, I’m still working full time. But how—and when—that work happens is up to me. Which allows for some wiggle room and a bit of discovery. Discovery is one of my goals for this next season. Discovering more about myself, discovering … Continue reading Spring and Homesteading