30 Before 30

November 8th is my half-birthday, but this year it is also exactly thirty months from when I will turn thirty. When I shared that fun fact with my mom, she responded with “why do you always do these things to yourself?!” By ‘these things’, I’m guessing she was also calling me…

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1989 Inspired Wreck This Journal Pages

Today is October 27th and exactly four years ago, Taylor Swift released her fifth studio album: 1989. One year ago today, I published a video documenting the creation (or, I guess, destruction) of several pages in my Wreck This Journal, each one based on a track of 1989. This was…

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NaNoWriMo 2018?

Whenever November starts to creep up, I feel NaNoWriMo lurking closely behind, with its arms folded and eyebrows raised, expectantly waiting for me to pick up the proverbial pencil (which sounds more writer-y than to say ‘open up a document in Microsoft Word’) and start writing again. The truth is,…

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Friday Five: Travel To-Do List

As I write this I am sitting in the airport, about to get on a plane to come home. Home — where it is actually Friday. Right now where I am writing this, it’s Saturday. Technically I will live through Saturday, October 13th twice. It’s wild. But anyway, since on…

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Friday Five: The Great Nail Polish Hunt

When I get something in my mind, I can’t let it go until the itch, so to say, is scratched. My latest itch has been the need for a burnt orange (/rust/ terracotta) nail polish. This started last year when I really started getting into oranges/ browns/ reds in makeup…

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