• Blog,  Write

    A Desk of One’s Own

    One of my favorite authors is Virginia Woolf. Her fiction works are like poetry on the page. She also so richly explores the human consciousness. I even rock this Virginia Woolf tote bag every day. It has Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse on it, both favorites. But I also love her nonfiction. She’s so powerful in her essays and…

  • Blog,  Write

    Flash Fiction: Frigid

    This will hopefully be the first in a series of other flash fiction blog posts. I did write one flash nonfiction about a month ago. Flash fiction is a story under 1,500 words. It’s very short and gives a brief flash of narrative. It’s not elaborated on and stands on its own. In my case, this is very much fast…

  • Blog,  Bullet Journal,  Life

    Bullet Journal: Finance Tracker

    I started tracking my finances when I got back from Spain last August. I had a credit card bill to pay off and student loans to tackle. So I set about writing down everything I spent money on and breaking it into categories. Plus it’s helpful to see exactly where my money went each month. By breaking my spending down…

  • My zero waste to go kit and zero waste bag with tote bag and utensil kit, hankie and wallet, ceramic travel mug
    Blog,  Life

    My Zero Waste Kit: What’s in my Bag

    One of the first changes I made going Zero Waste was to make sure I had everything I should ever need in my favorite bookish tote bag. I carry all the things that will help me refuse unwanted plastic and wasteful products. I’ve curated a lot of my things over the last two or three years and I’m happy with…

  • Blog,  Travel

    Photoblog: Small Towns, Big Sights // Ronda, Spain

    May 2018 During the last week of May, American friends of mine came to visit and stay with me before embarking on their own European adventure. We wanted to go somewhere close, near Córdoba. Plus with so many of us, we could rent a car and finally go to Ronda. Because it’s not exactly easy to get to. I wanted…

  • Blog,  Bullet Journal,  Life

    Bullet Journal: March 2019

    Okay, so this month I decided to take my time while creating my pages. And it’s really worked out for the better! (See last month’s here.) By planning and getting inspired by other bullet journals, I feel like this month’s pages are clean. I’m still figuring out my style and what works best for me, but sometimes minimalist designs look…

  • Blog,  Write

    On Rereading Your Work while Writing

    The main advice is don’t do it. And I agree. Don’t go back and reread your work. I think it helped me actually finish my manuscript. And did you see? I finished the thing and had some thoughts! Why is this the advice? Because it keeps you from going forward! This is what we/you/I need to do– keep writing. If…

  • Beauty,  Blog

    My Zero Waste Shower Essentials

    My beauty routine is completely zero waste! Everything in my bathroom is all natural and produces little to no waste. When I evaluated my priorities for my beauty routine, I asked myself: what do I really need? In the end, not much. Plus, I make some of my own products (see here) and that saves me a good amount of…