Recommitting to my happiness-- In the continued spirit of the New Year, I wanted to share my one-- all-encompassing --resolution with all of you: to be happier. Last week I wrote about all the good things that happened last year, such as becoming editor of Brenau's literary magazine and my daughter turning one. Which made … Continue reading Resolving to Be More Resolute
A recap of my 2016 & fingers crossed for 2017 I'm writing this at 11:42 p.m. on December 31st, 2016. Not shockingly at all, but New Year's blindsided me, as did Christmas (which I rushed to throw together once the semester ended), as did Thanksgiving (which was pitifully celebrated by three people around a slightly … Continue reading A Year to Remember
How Instagram & Pinterest actually make it harder for you to be happy in your own life. A problem I've frequently encountered with social media is comparing my life to others', especially, in this case, on Pinterest and Instagram. Seeing professionally photographed photos of a designer's living room next to my now-seemingly-dingy living room (for … Continue reading The Instagram Effect
In the spirit of New Year's, of my Happiness Project, of keeping perspective, I thought I'd share my bucket list. Be thrown in the fountain [x] This is a Brenau tradition from back when it was basically a finishing school where women who get engaged are thrown into the fountain on the front lawn by … Continue reading Bucket List
Dreaming while sleeping: A whine, a cry, then a scream. Dreaming of sleeping. More haikus ∇
I’m driving along, heading to work, and a car lurches forward in anticipation of a hole in traffic that isn’t there. I could swerve over and graze the car to my right, but I don’t react fast enough. Instead, I am struck- the front end of their car plowing with alarming speed and force into … Continue reading What if?