Everyone Needs a “Happy Wagon,” and Other Things I’ve Learned from Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

I’m not a natural optimist. I’m someone who needs to train myself to see the glass half-full. The emptiness lingering on the other side of the glass can swallow me up, and I need to fix my thoughts forward to make sure that doesn’t happen.  If there’s one book that helps me learn to be optimistic, it’s Stargirl by…

How I Used Cartography to Live a More Optimistic Lifestyle // The Seventh Blogmas Post

One summer, I found myself wandering the sidewalks and realizing every beautiful little thing around me. I had discovered a break in the woods that practically glowed around sunset, illuminated with the greenish-yellow tint of sunlight passing through the leaves. It was gorgeous. They’re Enchanted Places. Like the “Álagablettur” in Iceland. There are always little pockets…

Beginning Blogmas! (+ my December Bucket List)

It’s December! It’s amazing that after all of this, the last month of 2020 has finally arrived. I feel like I’m embracing the last loop of a long rollercoaster. Not only is December the joyous month of Advent, but it’s Blogmas! I decided, very nervously, that I’d be hopping along and joining it myself. What’s that? Blogmas—similar to…