It's That Time Of Year Again


I'm writing this on Saturday at 10 p.m. and I have no idea how it's already so late. I feel like I haven't done anything today. And it wasn't one of those days where I was intentional about it either.

There are days I'll purposely make no plans except for sitting on the couch watching Netflix or reading a book. Days where my only plan is to have no plan, the only thing on my to-do list is to do nothing.

That's not what today was. Today, time just got away from me.

October Reads

Book 31:
"This Is Where It Ends" by Marieke Nijkamp
"This Is Where It Ends" is a story about a school shooting, told from the perspectives of four different students. That's pretty much all there is to say in regards to the summary.

The Key To Drinking More Water And A Huge Thank You | Sunday Shares


Happy Sunday, friends. Last night I was up too late (3:30! Who am I?) and my body insisted on a full eight hours of sleep despite all of my alarms, hence the late start here.

Boy, has there been a lot going on. I had some sort of commitment every day for two weeks straight, which really isn't a lot in the grand scheme of things but felt absolutely draining in the moment. To make up for it, I made zero plans this past week to let myself decompress and, man, it was my best decision. The cleanliness of my apartment is suffering a bit because of it but ya gotta do whatcha gotta do, ya know? (It also allowed me no time to watch any more episodes of "The Haunting of Hill House," which is what I'm most upset about, to be honest.)

On Living In My Hometown


As you may or may not already know, depending on whether you follow me on Instagram or read my Sunday Shares a few weeks back, I recently moved into a new apartment. What I haven't mentioned specifically is that it's back in my hometown.

I've never been far from my parents' place. Everywhere I've lived has been in the same general area. Now I'm in the actual town I grew up in, though, and I've gotten mixed reactions to this. Sometimes it's along the lines of, "That must be so nice to be near your family" (which it is), and others it's a slight change to their expression where I can tell they think it's kind of weird.