NaNoWriMo Prep Month

Ah, November. Leaves on the ground, turkeys in the oven… and the ultimate writing marathon. National Novel Writing Month is right around the corner- I’m looking at you, November- and that means October is spent making preparations for the masterpieces to come. The last NaNoWriMo I participated in was November, 2014. If I learned one … More NaNoWriMo Prep Month

The Best of Bookstagram

Mmmm… books. Even more mmm? Carefully posed and photographed book still lifes on the internet. If you’re like me and you drool over bound paper, then you are probably already familiar with bookstagram- essentially pictures of books on Instagram. I just love the concept of putting books up on a pedestal and creating a little … More The Best of Bookstagram

A Hidden Coffee Shop Haven on the Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee Coffee Company– a coffee shop right off the Chattahoochee River in North Atlanta- has a backyard that feels like a mix between a secret garden and Middle-Earth. The shop is nestled in the Walton on the Chattahoochee apartment community, which only allows nonresidents access during the week. When I arrived at the gate … More A Hidden Coffee Shop Haven on the Chattahoochee

Rereading Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”

When I first read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” in my 11th grade American Literature class, the ideas he presented resonated with me- a teenager searching for identity. The need for individuality stirred inside me and “Self-Reliance” was the perfect doctrine. Like many at that age, I hated conformity and had begun training myself to … More Rereading Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”

Five Reasons to get excited about Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiered on Amazon Prime as a single episode during their pilot season in March of this year. Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) plays Midge Maisel, a New York housewife during the 1950’s, who becomes a stand-up comedienne after her husband leaves her, a struggling comic himself. The show was picked up … More Five Reasons to get excited about Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Colorado: Photo Series

“The mountains are calling and I must go…” -John Muir Yesterday I returned from a week-long trip to Colorado, where I stayed just outside of Denver in the Lakewood community. Lakewood is beautiful and secluded in the foothills with views of the Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge. We spent the trip traveling through the Rocky … More Colorado: Photo Series