Technically, I suppose it's bad form to brag about how much traffic you've been getting on your blog. However, I feel like it's a little different when a positive message comes with the bragging, so I wanted to share some of my updates with you all. I've come so far from where I was when … Continue reading The thing I was most embarrassed to write about
Every once in a while, I freak out. Why in the world am I putting all this personal stuff about my life online? I woke up this morning feeling like I needed to update my blogging “Mission Statement.” I wasn’t sure if I was going to share it or not, but now I feel like … Continue reading Reasons why I write
Some of the stuff I've been writing about on my blog has felt a little bit heavy recently, so I thought I'd just take a moment and share something I've been meaning to for a while: When I first started blogging back in 2012, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, or if anyone … Continue reading A way of giving back (free photos!)
This is the question that has consumed me recently: how do people take their most precious and guarded memories, and spin them into stories, unfurling them to the world? It seems so easy when other people do it-- when you read a famous, heart-wrenching novel for class, and analyze its themes. “I could do that,” … Continue reading Reading List: Vulnerability
http://www.ted.com/talks/sue_austin_deep_sea_diving_in_a_wheelchair.html?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_campaign=&utm_source=direct-on.ted.com&awesm=on.ted.com_UnderwaterWheelchair&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static I was so inspired by this TED talk that I had to share it with you all. Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and installation artist who lost the use of her legs due to an illness. A new world opened up for Austin when she received her powered wheelchair, yet she was disheartened … Continue reading Amazing TED talk: Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c A must-watch.
Feel free to jump in at any time and let me know what you like (or don't like!). I really liked what I had going on with the dark purple colors, but they ended up clashing with a lot of the photos I wanted to put in my posts. Now it's back to neutral colors … Continue reading Still playing around with my blog format….
Hi everyone... you might have noticed that I've been changing the theme/layout of my blog a lot recently. I mostly liked the way it looked with the Twenty-Ten theme, except I thought the black bar at the top where all the page titles were listed was extremely ugly. So I finally purchased the Custom Upgrade … Continue reading Seeking your opinion on my blog layout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwgNaX7210Y When I was younger, I did a lot of memoir-type creative writing. It helped me process a lot of the things I went through as a teen, and at first I thought maybe it could help others to read it. As time went on and I got older, I started to feel like maybe … Continue reading Inspiration: Marina and the Diamonds