SIX AWARDS + answering questions + solid reading advice + tell me your favorite book, I’m in a reading slump

I have been nominated for many things by many amazing people?????????? GUYS STOP. YOU ARE SO LOVABLE. I've also been weirdly unable to do anything for the past two weeks except sleep and read and have continuous existential breakdowns. Sooooo. All these tags have kind of formed a daring fleet. I'm just so honored, I … Continue reading SIX AWARDS + answering questions + solid reading advice + tell me your favorite book, I’m in a reading slump

January Wrap-Up + 5 Blogging Tricks I’ve Learned

  January was a joyous month for me. WHY? Lana Del Rey *hyperventilates* was LOCAL and though I didn't go to the concert I felt her divine presence descend upon us ❤ ❤ *sobs and lies down to rest*     AND perdition-weather ceased for one small day and the sun came out and it … Continue reading January Wrap-Up + 5 Blogging Tricks I’ve Learned

My Favorite Walt Whitman quote / best life advice

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to … Continue reading My Favorite Walt Whitman quote / best life advice

Discussion/ What is the “Self” for Walt Whitman and Mary Oliver?

Another discussion post, this one from my university course, Nature Writers 🙂 On Whitman and Oliver's sense of Self; and these two poets have FASCINATING concepts/views. Walt Whitman’s Self has confident characteristics that stem from nature, an intuitive sense of identity that is above argument, that is validated intrinsically. To express this, nature becomes a … Continue reading Discussion/ What is the “Self” for Walt Whitman and Mary Oliver?

A dying 24-year-old’s advice

This morning I was reading an article from Your Happy Project about a dying 24-year-old's advice from Reddit (2 years ago). I had to share on Malanie Loves Fiction, too. It's powerful, to realize you're not indestructible...that you have a limited number of hours on earth. It makes this sweet time of year even more wonderful. I am only … Continue reading A dying 24-year-old’s advice

Life/ Relying on intuition

Ever feel like you’re not yourself? It might be because you’re not connected intuitively. I used to be super connected to my gut feelings. I miss that. So, my resolution has been to rely more on my intuition and stop looking for constant validation. Usually introverts are good at this. Time to step up my … Continue reading Life/ Relying on intuition

Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts / Civil Disobedience by HD Thoreau

To start, I am not at all political (I know, I ought to be ashamed). Politics are important, especially to one of my heroes, Misha Collins, and so I’ve tried to get into it—but there’s just no breaking through for me. My contribution to society is this blog 😊   Politics and drawing. I’m the … Continue reading Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts / Civil Disobedience by HD Thoreau

Favorite Thursday/ In Defense of The Giving Tree

I was going to make a list of my favorite children’s books. I have two small sisters, so this genre is beloved <3. And who doesn’t love a retro book post (because all my favorite children's books are at least 10 years old)? HOWEVER When I googled my favorite children’s book, The Giving Tree, I … Continue reading Favorite Thursday/ In Defense of The Giving Tree

Best 8 Writing Tips/ Writing is Art

I’ve discovered lots of posts on writing in the blogosphere, like this great one from Rami Ungar The Writer. These are always helpful and encouraging, especially because I’m working on my first novel <3. And I thought, know who else has some tricks to share? Know who is studying English Language and Literature at university? … Continue reading Best 8 Writing Tips/ Writing is Art

Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn

After reading Gone Girl, I think it’s best if people stop getting married. Just let go of that whole tradition, because you never know, you might just marry a (white and red face in the corner) psychopath (!). But if you do happen to take part, make sure you’re up-front about yourself, your real self. … Continue reading Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn