Everything that Made me Happy in June

Wheelchairs from thrift stores Spontaneously seeing friends High school graduates Old friends from long ago Meaningful discussions about the world Farmhouses Newborn goats Smoothie bowl shops Brush pens Talking for hours in a car  “We should hang out a lot more!” Ice Being free to be honest with someone Cute laughter Red-tinted hair People saying…

Shadow and Bone: A Spoiler-Free Review of the New Netflix Show (…in Which I Scream about a Goat)

This year I’ve fallen in love with Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology for the very first time, a pair of novels that have stuck within my daydreams. I found Bardugo’s other books set in the same universe and quickly grew obsessed. I may have joined the fandom a bit later than some of its…

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…