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The Unending Battle to Become Perfect

If there was a graph out there that had the fluctuations of how often pixie cuts came back into style, I would probably post it here, but I could not find one to prove my point. American culture (especially the one that exists online) is OB-freaking-SESSED with looking perfect. If you have ever noticed, whatever…… Continue reading The Unending Battle to Become Perfect

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September Mornings – Journal Post

The air is so clean this morning. As I write this, it refuses to blow through the open windows of my apartment and I am dreading my eight hours inside the retail store where I work.  I love my job, but I also miss early September mornings: the smell of things ending and new beginnings…… Continue reading September Mornings – Journal Post

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Spooktober Challenge (Spooky Story October Challenge)

The temperature dropped by four degrees last night. Fall is coming. Fall Is Coming. FALL IS COMING. That can only mean one thing: SPOOKTOBER. On my old blog website; every October, we took the time to write a short story (or draw a comic or draw a picture) every day.  So, basically, 30 days of…… Continue reading Spooktober Challenge (Spooky Story October Challenge)

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On Writing: Fanfiction

Fan fiction in any form can be entertaining. Some people use it to hone their own skills (be they writing, drawing, digital art, comics strips, voice acting, etc) others use it as a form of immersion.  Personally, fan fiction is a fine instrument that, when used correctly, has an infinite amount of potential. The difficulty…… Continue reading On Writing: Fanfiction

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Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

We all have that one book.  That book that took us from one thing and changed us into something else.   That book that took the broken pieces and put them right.  Sometimes it is directly the story inside the book.  Sometimes it is just the first book you picked up after something terrible. I searched…… Continue reading Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

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Self-Care (The Meditations)

Self-care is, probably, the worst of my habits – or, rather, the lack of self-care is the worst of my habits.  I eat moderately well, wash my face, brush my teeth, do a little bit of make up, stretch, and try to reach 12,000 steps every day. I buy new clothes every now and then,…… Continue reading Self-Care (The Meditations)

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Tina Goldstein Wand: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I have wanted a Harry Potter-esqe wand since I first read The Sorcerer’s Stone in 2003.  Actually, I made one of my own (modeled after Hermione’s as well as an 11-year-old craftsperson with zero art skill can) a few years later.  When I was 12, my father made me a Time Turner.  These, unfortunately, have been lost…… Continue reading Tina Goldstein Wand: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them