A Commentary on La La Land and Dreamers

Hey there, I saw La La Land for the second time last night because, yes, it was that good. It was right up my alley; a movie about following dreams, romanticizing life, and it was tied all together with a nostalgic, vintage feel of an old-school Gene Kelly movie. And there were a lot of…

When Adult Choices Mean Putting Dreams on Hold – or do They?

Hey there, Don’t you love that click-bait title? Oh yes, such mystery… This morning I went to sign my mortgage renewal. Yes, I can’t believe it either; four years ago, on February 1st 2013, a day before my 25th birthday, I signed on the dotted line and purchased myself a home. Me. All by my…

Yearly Wrap-Up — Books Read in 2016

Hey there, The year is almost up – just a few more weeks to go – but I thought I would get working on my wrap-up. I don’t anticipate I will finish many more books before January first. Once work ends, we jump right into Christmas celebrations and then Boxing Day and there are a…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — a Short Review

Hey there, I’m a Star Wars fanatic. I’m probably one of the biggest you know. My usernames across the board are ‘Darth Claudia’. I have a Mandalorian symbol tattooed on me (among other Star Wars references scattered about). I own enough Star Wars themed clothing to wear a different outfit every day. My bookshelves are…

Wanderlust – my Drive to Succeed Fueled by Thoughts of Escape

Hey there, I’m not one of those people who can just sit still. That just isn’t me. And one of the many things that keeps me going is the idea of escape. And the fact that I’m immersing myself in Tolkien as of late fits perfectly with this wanderlust urge of mine. ‘Not all those who…

Aspiring Writer Dilemmas

Hey there, I’m not a writer. Well, what I mean is that I love to write but I’m by no means a professional at it. But I have always hoped and dream that one day I could turn my passion for writing into a career. So today, using a workbook to kick-start novel writing, I…

November Book Stack! An Overview of a Not-so-Productive Reading Month

Hey there, November was a little bit crazy! Between writing Progress Reports and planning for Parent/Teacher Interviews at work, and writing and organizing my application for a Masters program, my reading took the hardest hit from this busy month. I even managed to have two half-reads this month; I hate starting books and then having…

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 would want to read,” (or something along those lines), and if…

Steps Forward – My Continuous Path of Education & Growth

Hey there, I’m considering applying to a Master’s program. By considering, what I mean  to say is that I’ve already begun the next steps: cultivating my transcripts from my previous schools, reaching out to potential references, applying to scholarships, and as all the forms start to trickle in, I’ll start to play the waiting game….

More Poetry – More Feedback Required! A Writer in the Works

Hey there, I wrote a couple more poems over the last week. Again, poetry is not something I’ve touched in many years or have any real knowledge about; I just kind of let it flow. Have a look and let me know your favourite. They are all unnamed. Please, feel free to give me any advice…