My “Assigned Reading” for This School Year

It’s no secret that I sometimes miss being in school–I miss the external push of deadlines and teachers, I miss the exposure to literature and views that I normally wouldn’t think of, and I miss the feeling that I know, for at least that one thing, that my progress can be measured, tracked, and assessed. …

Paying the Price of Improvement

Whenever I get an extra chunk of income in one swoop, there are only two things I’m tempted to spend it on–laser hair removal, or new photography equipment. With the income I just received for putting in extra time all school year to attend a professional development course, I’m leaning towards buying a new camera …

The New Year’s Resolutions that are Proving the Hardest to Stick With…

We are fast approaching the end of the first quarter of the year, and my new year’s resolutions have (still) been on my mind constantly (an overall good sign). However, several of them have largely been on my mind constantly because I feel guilty that they’re not exactly¬† happening as I’d like them to be…*cough …

Growing as an Artist Through Doubts and Triumphs

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I have been up to my neck in photo editing the past several weeks. In fact, it seems like all my free time (aka, time when Raven is sleeping) has been spent either working on photos or reading (or blogging, obviously) in order to calm my mind from …

Beating Back Stay-At-Home Boredom

There have been a lot of things that have surprised me since bringing Raven home just over five weeks ago–my maternal instincts kicking in, the sheer amount of excess skin around my middle, how many hours a day I can spend just looking at my baby, the delirium that seems to come with the 3 …

I Would Procrastinate My Own Labor & Delivery If I Could

  Each month this year, I’ve decided to focus on just one area of my life intensely rather than pull my mind in a million different directions with a whole list of goals and expectations having to do with everything from how many books I’ll read to how much exercise I plan to do. For …