Life in Your Thirties: Yoga Pants and Wine

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I won’t say that life in your thirties is boring. In fact, I am actively trying to make it more boring, and despite my best intentions, life keeps throwing me curve balls. I will say, however, that life in your thirties is nothing like what you’d expect it to be. Maybe it was different for […]

How to Dress Like a Writer

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Writers are the force behind the books, which means that not many people see them. But writers still gotta wear clothes, which means learning how to dress like a writer can help you dress for the job you want. There is no set rules for putting together an artist outfit, but writers need to dress […]

An Ode to the Things I Love but Never Buy for Myself

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There’s a fine line between buying stuff for the sake of consumerism and buying stuff because you deserve nice things. I’m not always aware of where the line is. There are a lot of things I love but never buy for myself, and this post is an ode to their splendor. This post isn’t about […]

The Absolute Joy of Knowing You Will Never Be Perfect

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of relief you experience when you realize you will never be perfect. It’s a weight lifted and your lungs seem to expand more when you breathe. It’s like being reborn and getting to just be, which is all any of us should really strive for. Perfectionism is suffocating. […]

The Writer’s Life: Too Many Notebooks, Not Enough Coffee

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For the most part, I’m a normal, capable adult human who is much like every other normal human. But there’s also a dark side. I hate human interaction, have a caffeine addiction, and can’t look at a thing without thinking about what it could possibly be a symbol for. That’s the writer’s life, baby! While […]

I Love the Quietness of the Morning

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No matter how easy or hard it is to get out of bed on a particular day, I love the quietness of the morning. It’s the one time of day that feels like it belongs to me, and it’s like a little secret pocket dimension where I can breathe. I’m an unrepentant morning person. Though, […]