How do you sum up a year? For me, 2017 was full of change, travel and learning. I started the year out in sunny Arizona, hung out in Missouri while apartment hunting, and then moved to my own place in Arkansas. It’s been nice having my own place again and to unpack things that were […]Read more "So long, 2017"
I hope you know how lucky you are. Yes, you. The one who signs up for workshops on a whim, clicks on online videos to learn something new, goes to a networking happy hour to meet like-minded professionals and make new contacts, who listens to podcasts while working out or on road trips, who sits […]Read more "Alone in the Crowd"
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. ::Neale Donald Walsch (This image + quote is available as a high resolution print or magnet! Send me a message and I’ll get you set up. I have one on my fridge as a daily reminder of this philosophy and Chicago’s polar vortex!) I love my […]Read more "Outside the Zone"
Greetings from sunny Arizona! I planned to include photos in this post from our National Lampoon-style trip west, but my phone bit the dust and I lost all the photos I did not back up. Perks of traveling! In the meantime, here’s a few shots from the past few days, courtesy of my new phone: […]Read more "Weekend Adventures: On the Road to Arizona"
Hiking in the Ozarks is a much different experience than Illinois. While there are some neat hikes in that northern state (Matthieson State Park, for example!), nothing beats the hills of Missouri. I ventured out to Roaring River State Park, just outside Cassville, Missouri, for my first “official” hiking adventure since the move. I originally planned […]Read more "Weekend Adventures: Roaring River State Park"
Popping in with an update as I return to regular blogging! It’s been over a year since my last post, and since then I’ve completed a stint in downtown Chicago as a proofreader at a private label design firm, then downsized and packed up my belongings and moved 600 miles south to a temporary location […]Read more "The Adventures Begin Again"
I hate spoilers. But unless you’ve avoided television and the Internet, you know there’s controversy surrounding Go Set a Watchman. There’s debate over whether Harper Lee ever intended anyone besides a select few readers to see the manuscript, and whether it was truly a first draft of what later became To Kill a Mockingbird. And […]Read more "Book Report: Go Set a Watchman"