A Time of Rest

A Time of Rest

I was home visiting my family this past weekend for the Easter holiday. My school is gracious enough to give its students a few extra days off, so I got to have a long weekend back home.

I didn’t do much during that time. Well, if “doing things” means being productive. I worked on my Camp NaNoWriMo project, did some homework here and there, but I mostly did things that I enjoyed, like reading and gaming and spending time with my family.

It was a quiet, relaxing weekend. I didn’t pressure myself to do much.

Sometimes, it seems like a lot of people make a big deal about their “social media fast” or taking a “Sabbath” or what have you, and I, being cynical by nature, see those sorts of mentions as attention grabbing. But in hindsight, after a weekend where I didn’t do much and didn’t talk to many people, I gotta say that there’s some truth to it. Sometimes it’s nice to spend a morning just reading a book instead of texting people or scrolling through feeds.

It’s not something for everyone, but maybe it’s worth a try. Enjoy quiet moments and quiet days. You often don’t realize how much you need them until they’re passed.


How do you like to spend quiet moments? What do you do to rest your mind and body? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Until next time!

Cover image with thank you note and text reading "A Thank You Note: International Women's Day 2019"

A Thank-You Note

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:

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My Favorite Christmas Traditions

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

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!

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Week In Review – November 24

Happy Friday, everyone!

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!

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Week In Review – October 20

Welcome to Friday, everyone!

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

This week I published two blog posts: On Monday, I shared my tips for visiting college campuses, and on Wednesday, I participated in the Beautiful Books linkup for NaNoWriMo. I’m really enjoyed putting both of these posts together, so if you missed them, feel free to take a look!

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Week In Review – October 13

Welcome to Friday, everyone!

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!

As for the rest of the week…

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Week In Review – May 5

Welcome to Friday everyone!

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!

As for the rest of the week…

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Week In Review – March 17

Welcome to Friday! I hope that everyone had a good week this week. Me? I’ve been enjoying Spring Break at home (though it’s more like winter break here with all the snow we got this week).

This week, I wrote a tutorial for how I make the title images for my blog posts, so if you’re a fellow blogger, check it out! Of course, you can deviate from my methods – I just wanted to use it as a starting point.

And as for the rest of the week…

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Week In Review: Nov 25

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!

On to the wrap-up…

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Overshadowing Thanksgiving

Today is November 21. Do you know what that means?

34 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!

I can see it now… the snow falling down, the presents under the tree, the stockings stuffed with candy…I just love Christmas.

But wait. I feel like I’m forgetting something…

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