What Do You Do in Times of Adversity?

For those unfamiliar, I’ve been a member of an amazing Harry Potter fan community called Wizard Rock since late 2005, early 2006. I wasn’t actively involved until late 2007, but that’s neither here nor there. Wizard Rock (or Wrock) is music about Harry Potter. It doesn’t have to be “rock” music, and in fact spans just […]

In Defense of Alcohol

Source Fess up. What dumb shit have you done? Drunk or sober!

Week 8: What Do I Love About Myself?

The trick of making this question part of the 52 Weeks of Me is forcing myself to acknowledge what I do well in a public forum. Generally speaking, I always feel like I must appear super conceited when I talk about what I do well and what I love about being me. But not today! Today, […]

Some Exciting News

You may have noticed a distinct lack of consistent posts in the past week or so. I had some post ideas lined up and some plans laid out, but they all were put to the side by exciting life events that I am now at liberty to share. I have quit my job and accepted […]

Honey Badger Don’t Care

About a month ago, I was perusing the internet (shocking, I know) and happened upon a picture of a bottle of wine that piqued my interest – Honey Badger Sweet Red. As a (clearly) Hufflepuff wine, I knew I must have some. I conducted a bit of research and could not find any indication of […]

Week 1: Who Am I?

In the first week of the 52 Weeks of Me, I think I may have been (as Treebeard would say) a little hasty. I have always struggled with writing about who I am as a person and defining myself as something other than what I do or what I’m interested in. But the whole point […]

Always Improve


52 Weeks of Me

Source It’s the first day of the new year and everything’s the same. I’m not one for setting New Year’s Resolutions or opting to make major life changes because of an arbitrary date. This year, however, I’ve been inspired. An acquaintance of mine just completed an amazing project throughout the year of 2013 she called […]

Call of the Wild

*Originally posted on 12/5/2012 to Honest Adventure I love the rain. I love cold weather and thunderstorms and rainclouds. I love the smell in the air and the crispness of my breath. And I love layering scarves and coats and gloves to stay cozy in the chill air. One blustery Wednesday morning in October, I […]

Reflecting on a Life, Missions, and Faith

This week’s Throwback Thursday topic is summer vacation. My family didn’t go the traditional “summer vacation” route, but we did have some traditions. The one thing I could count on every summer since I was 11 was our church mission trip to Tuba City, Arizona in the Navajo Nation. We would spend a week each […]