Aspiring storyteller, and sometimes other things
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- Third Place in 2020 Rewind Playlist Challenge
The Soundtrack to my Quarter Life Crisis
My earliest memories include music. My dad bouncing me on his lap, lulling me to sleep with "A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke" or songs he'd written himself that were only ever heard by a few close friends and me. Or mom playing 90s alternative rock from an old radio by the pool under the blazing Oklahoma sun.
A Gift Guide For Your Artist Girlfriend
Psst! Hey you, yes you. Come closer; I want to tell you a secret. This is information you guard with your life. If it were to escape and get into the wrong hands, it could be...dangerous. I'm going to take you on a tour of all the gifts I'm getting my artist girlfriend this year. Of course, I knew you had one, too. That's why I'm sharing this with you.
- First Place in Mindful Gifting Challenge
Making a Case for Homemade Gifts
I grew up in a Jehovah's Witness family. Most of my relatives wouldn't even acknowledge Christmas when it came around. I never grew attached to the holiday or developed any expectations because it was never emphasized growing up. My aunt told me Santa didn't exist when I was five and killed the magic then and there.
12 Days of Cannabis Cookies
I bet I can guess what you're thinking about. Is it the pandemic? Elections? Protests? Your ever-looming mortality? Money? Maybe I'm speaking for myself, but I can't open any news outlet without getting a spoonful of depression and misery fed to me. It seems that everyone needs a break. I promise I won't even mention the dreaded illness. We're only baking cookies here- with a twist. All good stories have a twist.
Wine Pairing Advice From World Class Winemakers
I turned 21 this year; I'm officially of legal drinking age and haven't been able to enjoy the fruits of my labor. The only alcohol I've been exposed to would be Bud Light and boxed wine if the occasion were fancy. But something is alluring about the wine world-the drink of fallen kings and Greek mythology hero’s.
Don't Dance so Fast, The Music Won't Last
I've developed an addiction to audiobooks, and I just finished "The 4-hour Workweek" by Tim Ferriss. At the end of the book, contained within a chapter titled "An Email, You Need to Read," is a poem about appreciating life.
Jiffy Cake Strain Review
Jiffy Cake is an Indica hybrid cross between the strains Wedding Cake and Peanut Butter Breath. I usually stray away from the Cake strains. They tend to produce a more cerebral than relaxing high that bothers my anxiety. However, I had heard good things about Peanut Butter Breath, so I picked it up.
- First Place in Workout Playlist Challenge
Your Workout Playlist: Designed by Top Performing Athletes
I stared at my workout clothes, and they stared back at me. Today was my first striking class. I was venturing into the world of athletics for adults. After playing competitively throughout grade and high school, I let basketball dictate my identity. When my coach began to make the game miserable for me, it crushed my spirit and drained my confidence.