twenty-two & longing.
lover of words, tea, & antiques.
EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival feat. The Fray
I’ll be honest: I am not a fan of living in Orlando. And I don’t even technically live in Orlando, I live in the suburbs. I moved here two years ago to do the Disney College Program, and never left after my program ended. With life looking like I’ll be Orlando-adjacent for a while, I figured it was time to start looking at O-Town from a different lens.
Summer '23 Reads
This was a whirlwind summer. Not that I did anything fun or exciting, but just a lot happened. Well, I guess one or two exciting things happened (more on that down below). I wasn’t planning on doing one big summer recap, but I forgot to do one for June, and then I didn’t finish any novels in July, and alas.
March '23 Reads
Looks like I’m averaging three books a month so far. I think that’s a perfectly fine balance. Though it is taking me longer to get through books, which I guess is fair; between balancing grad school, freelance beta reading, and trying to edit my own novel for publication, I haven’t had the most time to decompress and read.
I Think I Know Who I Am
A little over a year ago I wrote “I Really Miss Who I Used To Be.” Threw words onto the page, posted it, and was done. I thought about it, thought about the me I was when I wrote it, thought about how much I missed writing so carelessly, but I never read it past the initial read through to say “yeah, that’s good enough.”
Rules for New Year's Resolutions
New Year's resolutions. You either love them or hate them. One of mine is to write more, hence this new series – maybe? – I’m starting. “Rules for…” It’ll be interesting to see how far along I get. Maybe one a month? Two? Who knows.
2023 Writing Goals
Writing has always been a key part in who I am. It’s been put on the backburner throughout life, but it’s never left me. I would compare it to a persistent ex-boyfriend, but I actually like the fact that my urge to write never completely leaves me.
2022 Reading Round-Up
At the start of 2022, I said I wanted to write something about every book I read. I didn’t think I’d end up reading 45 books, but I also didn’t think I would end up working at a library and having enough free time to read without compromising on something else.
December '22 Reads
December. The last month of the year. 365 days later and I’ve read 45 books and written 23 posts, including this one. I’m proud of myself for sticking with myself and writing about every book I read this year, and yes, a whole post recapping my 2022 in relation to books will be following this one.