An Entrance and an Exit // life + camp nano + another hiatus + other such paraphernalia

An Entrance and an Exit // life + camp nano + another hiatus + other such paraphernalia

*casually slinks in* Did you miss me? (If not, please go away.) Yes, 'tis I, returned from the void of... everything. And boy howdy, do I have stories to tell! If you're not sitting on a stable, flat surface right now, I highly suggest reseating yourself. What follows is a long and intense summary of [...]

Open-ended Questions for Introspective Souls // eternal joy vs. temporal okayness

Open-ended Questions for Introspective Souls // eternal joy vs. temporal okayness

Lately, I've been having trouble sleeping. Not in a dark, dramatic, "the cares of this world keep me up," kind of way. Or in an, "I'm an incredibly unhealthy being who surfs the internet when I should be sleeping," kind of way. (I may be a teenager, but I'm not THAT far gone...) I'm not [...]

Callings and Accomplishments // overcoming the crippling weight of stress

Callings and Accomplishments // overcoming the crippling weight of stress

Life is hard. (As Sarah blows us away by stating the obvious...) It's 2 o' clock. It's Thursday. And I'm staring at my keyboard, knowing full well that a blog post should have been published an hour ago, even though I've only just started writing one. So much for preparedness. I have four unfinished paintings [...]

The Honesty of Failure

The Honesty of Failure

Humanity doesn’t appreciate lies. I don’t care what the philosophers say. This, to me, is a fact. And unless you’re some weird-psycho-alien-thing, I’m going to assume that you don’t like them either. I certainly don’t. I don’t particularly enjoy telling them either, so I feel the need to have a brief moment of honesty and [...]

Between Worlds

Between Worlds

Do you ever feel like you're careening at break-neck speed towards a goal that never gets closer? (Yes, that's a paradox. Bear with me.) At the beginning of August, I had plans. Big plans. I'd finally found my writing pace after months of being unproductive, and my book was flowing better than ever. I'd acquired [...]

A Trip Down Ancestry Lane—ft. my mother, a graveyard, and a toy car

A Trip Down Ancestry Lane—ft. my mother, a graveyard, and a toy car

Last week, as life decided to pile up on us, mom, Anna, and I thought it high time we shirked our responsibilities and went out for a mid-afternoon Starbucks. We're really not lazy, I promise. (Well, actually, I might be, but that's a different subject.) But this time of year is our book business's busiest [...]