Liv Atterson is a fiction writer, living in Indiana, with her cat, and ever-growing collection of books.
She plans to someday move to Washington State and work in a bookstore.
A Letter to Sweet Creature
Important, please note that names have been changed this has been sitting in my drafts half-written for over a year as I have tried to figure out what it is that I wanted to say, and how I wanted to say it: This is the best that I have come up with.
'Those Winter Sundays': the haunting of remorse
‘Those Winter Sundays’ was written by the poet Robert Hayden and tells the story of his father. It tells us about how, even on his days off, his father would wake up early before the sun and go out to work to chop wood in what he dubbed the “blueblack cold” in trying to keep the house warm. To keep the fire going, blazing and winter at bay. How Hayden’s fathers hands would ache from the non-stop labor to allow Hayden to sleep in for a few extra minutes, so he did not have to be awake in the cold. To break down this poem down like Hayden’s fathers broke down wood one swing at a time
An easy guide to going Eco-Friendly: starting with the bathroom
note: this post contains no affiliate links, just me gushing over how much I love these products I don't wear a lot of makeup anymore. In high school I would spend about an hour in the morning doing my makeup but still never managed to make it look as flawless as all of the popular girls. Once college rolled around, I would do it a least twice a week as I only had classes twice a week but slowly fell out of habit as I had more important things to focus on. Papers, midterms, finals, getting a somewhat decent job, or really any job to help me pay for these classes that grants and finical aid did not cover. Then I only began wearing it on certain occasions, whenever I would go out to diner with friends or celebrate a birthday or holidays, etc. Then 2020 happened. Everyone was forced to stay inside (don't get me wrong, I am not complaining) due to COVID-19 and masks where implemented throughout the country. No one could really see my face anymore so I had not reason to make myself "look good" anymore (because you should never feel like you need makeup to feel pretty!). Recently I was going through my makeup bag and throwing away a ton of old makeup that I no longer wore and was probably way past its use dates. This was also around the time when I decided that I wanted to live a little more eco-friendly and sustainably. So after getting lost on YouTube and somehow on the sustainability side of TikTok I decided that it was time that I live a little more earth friendly.
"A Philosopher Giving a Lecture at the Orrery" | a departure from Bible Fanfiction and a venture into Science Fiction
The word “art” can encompass many things. If you are an academic or a “Renaissance Man/Women” then when you hear the word “art” or “the arts” you may think of the theater, literature, painting and sculpture, classical music etc. For art majors or art history majors it may be a little more in-depth than what subject you are discussing and the beautiful dresses. But I will admit that I do love admiring the dresses also, whether it be in paintings, theater or dance.
hi, hello, I'm Liv and I still don't know what I am doing
Please bare with with me as I know this is far past due, but as one of my goals for the new year was to write more I figured a long-past due introduction post (#introductionpost) would be a wonderful idea. Since I have deleted facebook and twitter, due to something I like to call Depression Scrolling, I now only holding Instagram and snapchat, have since found myself reading more on this platform than I intended. That being said, hi, I'm Liv!
I was adopted by a cat....
So I was adopted by a cat. It was the winter of 2019...a simpler time before the chaos of 2020 and my dad spotted a small gray cat in our backyard. He said that she was as feral as could be, a stray that was only a few months old. Six or seven months at best.
seven goals for the new year: 2021
Ko-fi has started doing monthly challenges on their site and I am so excited to be participating (albeit it a little late) this month. This month they asked us to share our plans for 2021, but before I get into that I should probably explain what ko-fi is.
Recent Reads: 6-10
I have been putting off writing this post for a bit now. Mostly due to the fact that I had no idea how to review some of these reads but have decided to start writing in hopes that the words would come to me in the process. In this segment of Recent Reads there were a ton of three star rated books that I would really just call a "hit or miss" even though they were not all five stars or two stars. I ended up rating most of them three stars for a number of reasons that I plan on getting into later.
Please Remember to Breathe: my first experience with anxiety disorder
I have been dealing with anxiety for about five years now and to say that it has impacted my life would be an understatement of the century. It first hit me when I was a junior high school, during the first week back to school. I have yet to figure out what triggered the panic attack. I was in the hallway during fourth period, right outside the door, I was having trouble breathing and crying when the principal found me. Originally, I had left class to go use the restroom and that is when the panic attack hit me.