I had different post planned for this week, and then my body decided we were due for another cold. I spent most of the weekend sleeping and chugging DayQuil, and I didn’t really feel up to writing what I’d originally intended.
But since International Women’s Day was this past Friday (March 8), I thought it would be nice to write a little thank you note of sorts:
I’m sure many of you are spending time with your family and friends on this Christmas Day, but since it’s still a Monday, I still wanted to share a short post with you. And, since it’s Christmas, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite family traditions around the holidays. I’ll make sure I keep it short so you can get back to spending the day with your loved ones!
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week, whether it’s just another week for you or if you’re spending time with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Speaking of Thanksgiving, this week I wrote a blog post with some thoughts about gratitude, so if you missed that, feel free to check it out!
As you may know, I was on Fall Break last week, and I stayed on campus with a bunch of my friends for the long weekend. We went to a local animal shelter and spent time with the cats and dogs there, visited a corn maze, went on late night adventures to diners, and just had a great time in general. It was such an amazing break, and I’m so thankful for the time we got to spend together!
I also participated in my first readathon with my roommate, Charmaine – we spent Saturday trying to read as many pages as possible. I ended up finishing a book, which was relatively short, but it helped me catch up on my reading goal of the year. I think Charmaine’s planning on putting a video together for it eventually, so when she does, I’ll be sure to link to it. [UPDATE: Here’s the link to the video!]
And finally, I got to meet an author on Sunday! I went to Elizabeth Wein’s event at a bookstore near my school, and I was able to get two books signed by her. It was so cool to meet her in real life
I had a pretty busy week this week, but now I’m happily enjoying my fall break, and things are pretty relaxed right now. This past weekend, I was home visiting my family and I had the opportunity to participate in the local AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention. It was really an amazing event, and I was so glad I got to be a part of it. Thank you for your support!
This week, I wrote a blog post about why I don’t delete old posts on social media. It’s an idea I’ve been kicking around for a while, and I was finally able to put it into words this week. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
There’s been a lot going on these past two weeks, so instead of my regular WIR post format, I’m going to write this one a little differently. I have a few things I specifically want to talk about today, so this is going to be more free-form without the typical structure.
But before I get started, in case you missed it, I posted about Good vs. Evil stories this past Monday. I wrote this post a while back as a “backup” in case there was ever a time when I couldn’t get a Monday post written, but it also happened to be rather fitting for this week. But either way, I’d love it if you’d stop over and read it later!
Happy Friday, and happy day-after-Thanksgiving! It’s been a great week this week, and I can’t wait to tell you about it! Also, I wrote a blog post about Thanksgiving on Monday. If you missed it, go on and check it out!
Happy Friday everyone! As you read this, I’m probably either in class or getting ready to head to Uprise Festival this weekend, which is pretty exciting! The lineup is fantastic as always, but I’m super excited to see Wolves At The Gate, For Today (on their final tour), Disciple, Lacey Sturm, and basically everyone.
Also, speaking of Disciple, their Kickstarter campaign for Long Live The Rebels wrapped up this weekend, which means that as a supporter, I got to hear some of my music! It isn’t available for people who weren’t a part of the campaign, but I can tell you that it’s awesome. There’s some stuff reminiscent of their older music, and also some that’s reflective of their growth over the years. It’s amazing!
Anyway, I decided to participate in a new linkup this month called Purposeful Pages. I first heard about it on Quill Pen Writer (shout out to Melissa for introducing me to it!), another writing blog I follow, and I was really intrigued so I wanted to give it a shot! The linkup is hosted by Hannah @ Furious Ever Afters and Amanda @ Scattered Journal Pages, and it’s designed to unite bloggers on answering questions about life, blogging, the Bible, writing, and books.
As you can tell, it’s a bit different from the Beautiful People linkup I’ve been participating in monthly, but I’m excited to try something new! And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the questions!