Category: random goodies

stuff that doesn’t fit elsewhere

Thoughts on a Plane

-written on the plane- Hemingway once said: “Write hard and clear about what hurts,” and the pain I am feeling surpasses the definition given by written words. So let me be quite clear: this sucks. This fucking sucks. To know this raw, authentic, best…

Day 101 – Departure

Hey there, I leave in three days. This is such a bizarre sentence to write because it honestly feels – with no exaggeration – that just yesterday I was writing about my third day here. Where did 104 days go? It seems as though…

Day 4 – Bureaucratic Things + Klimt

Hey there, Not much happened today as I slept in, spent a good chunk of the morning/early afternoon at the bank trying to set up an account (I think it worked, this time… fingers crossed!) and my evening was spent in Parisian suburbs as…

Paris on the Horizon

Hey there, It’s happening. It’s happening. It’s happening. In less than 24 hours, I’ll be already a few hours into my flight. In less than 24 hours, I’ll be on my way to truly calling Paris home. It’s happening! And yet it still continues to…

Amazing Thrift Finds

Hey there, I just want to take a bit of time to talk about the amazing thrift store/resell/consignment stores that I’ve frequented in the last month, finding some of the most amazing additions to my wardrobe and jewelry box! While my finds are numerous,…

18 days to go

Hey there, It’s hard to believe that we are in August already. It’s hard to believe that my dreams and goals since 2010 of being a “true Parisian” are less than a month away from coming true. It’s truly flying towards me and yet…

Short Story #1 – The Tower & What Followed

Lightning. Desolation. Fire. Foundations crumbling. The Tower.   It all began when I flipped that damn card. How obvious. Did I expect any other? But I would continue to deny it. And that’s the day he began to grow on me.   I woke…

Goodbye Hamilton, Bonjour Paris

Hello there, Well, a lot has happened this week. And with a lot happening, a lot of chaos and stress usually follows but I’ll save those woes for another post. Let me get you into the loop: I signed the papers to put my…

One Year – A Reflection

It’s been a year without you. It doesn’t seem real. When you’re busy, the time flies. When you’re busy, the mind wanders. When you’re busy, in a blink, it’s been 365 days since you left this earth. A lot has changed since you’ve been gone….

Book Review #9 – Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Hey there, First and foremost: apologies for the silence on here. I always believe that if you don’t have anything of value to say, don’t bother blogging about it. Ernest Hemingway (the man, the legend, my love) was quoted as saying, “Write what you…

Poetry is the New Blog Post – Read & Comment & Help me Grow as a Writer

Hey there, Sometimes I write. I decided to try my hand at it this morning, inspired by the great loss that is Leonard Cohen. Let me know what you think (it’s a work in progress) in the comments below. And after you’re done reading,…

Follower Count – The Curious, Disheartening, & Challenging Journey of Being a Content Creator

Hey there, Maybe this is the wrong thing to post just under a drop-down menu for my Media Kit, but I think honesty is the best policy and I think those who read this blog have come to expect it from me. I’ve noticed…