I'm from Neptune. No, not the farthest planet from the sun, but from Neptune, New Jersey. I'm a writer, poet, blogger, and an Oxford comma enthusiast.I go by @SleeplessAuthor on Twitter and @SleeplessAuthoress on Instagram.
How to Stay Balanced Pursuing Annual Goals
"It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?" —Henry David Thoreau As months go by, it's hard not to feel like you're behind. Months slip away, calendar years come to an end. If you have goals you're working toward, time passing tends to beg the same question.
Sarah J. Maas’ “Throne of Glass” Rekindled My Love of YA
After seeing and hearing it recommended a thousand times, I picked up Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve seen these books prominently highlighted in book stores each time there was a new release, but I was a stubborn soul. I tend to like sci-fi better than fantasy and I tend to lean toward adult fiction over YA.
It’s Okay to Walk a Beaten Path Sometimes
When you step out of the classroom, you want to have a story that is strictly your own. However, walking the beaten trail can be okay. When you’re fresh out of college and finding your place in the world, the desire to do something unique is strong. It’s particularly strong if you’re a creative person like me, always eager to make your individual voice heard.
Rediscovering the Magic from Your Childhood Favorites
We all know how hard it is to still enjoy the stories we loved as children. I had a literature professor back when I was an undergrad who delighted in ruining everyone's favorite fairy tales by telling us how they were originally written. Time has a sticky way of changing the way we see and experience media.
When No One Will Support You, Support Yourself
When you have a serious goal, it lives inside your mind. It’s a burning desire that doesn’t go away. Even when a bout of demoralization or simple uncreativity strikes, you still have that goal burning. It’s smoldering, perhaps not burning strong, but it’s still there.
10 Ways to Survive Apartment Hunting
One of the most daunting parts of life is finding places to live. We’re looking pretty low on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs here. We all need food and shelter, after all. And that's why you need an apartment hunting survival guide.
My Strained Relationship with Being a Morning Person
I have an interesting relationship with being a morning person. Some people will tell you that echoing the habits of a CEO and being a morning person will instantly make your life more satisfying.
Better for a Queen Than a Wine Bottle
My grandmother can do it all. She knits, she crochets, she even makes unbelievably complicated amigurumi. She's been making scarves, hats, and gloves for everyone in the family going back as far as I can remember.