2020 vs. the anniversary. We wanted to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. 2020 tried to stop us. All in all, I'm going to call it a tie.
Life in the midst of a pandemic can be a tad monotonous. But as long as we have our health, coffee, and words to write, we'll be okay. Right?
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." -Sir Edmund Hillary “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” -Andy Rooney "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." -John Muir Happy Tuesday, people! Sometimes a single … Continue reading Trails and Trials
Comparison can turn friends into adversaries. -Frank Sonnenberg Morning, lovelies! Hopefully you're having a lovely day and great start to your week. I'll be honest, my weekend and my Monday were rough. I had a pretty gnarly headache. Not a migraine, thankfully, but this nagging pain going right across the back of my skull and … Continue reading The Comparison Game
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” -Ernest Hemingway Hello there, you beautiful person you. Last week I gave a little insight as to what it was like when I quit my job. This week, as I mentioned, I am going to talk a little about what … Continue reading Wake Up. We’ve Got Work To Do.
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on … Continue reading Oh, crap. I quit my job. Now I’m a full-time author.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy Ladies and gents, this one is short and sweet. Since my last blog post, when I shared the story of when everything went all topsy-turvy, I have struggled to think of what to do next. I looked to my … Continue reading Changing Course
Good morning! And in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight! Don't get that reference? Let me introduce you to The Truman Show. If you're wondering what in the devil The Truman Show has to do with my self-care Sunday, I don't blame you. Friday I tweeted out a list of … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Your Guess Is As Good As Mine
Hello, loves. It's the week of Valentine's Day, so of course I have to do an obligatory romance-centric post! Though I do not write romance, I do occasionally read romance, and I watch romantic movies, and over the years I've come to really, really love some common tropes and despise others. Aren't All Tropes Bad? Um, no. … Continue reading Romance Tropes I Love And Some I…Don’t
Hi, I'm Aila. And I have a problem. Today's scheduled blog post was supposed to be about my other hobby: Weaving. You know, those big pretty things people sometimes hang on their wall? Yeah, I enjoy making them. But I'm home sick today (yesterday for you) and I don't feel like setting up the photography … Continue reading Operation: Digital Declutter