You may remember that Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is on my summer reading list. I finished it in two days, and it was a fun summer read! The story is centered around a girl named Cath who just started college, and is thrown into that chaotic life adventure. Fortunately, Cath is not alone in because she has…her twin sister? Nope, that girl abandoned her. Cath has something even better…her fandom. She is a beloved fan fic writer in a fandom… Read more »

  One year ago, I unveiled this blog to the world. Bored of writing about finance all the time, I wanted to try something else that I hoped would fuel my creative spirit. I’ve shared books I’ve read, home projects and crafts I’ve tried, and life stories. I’ve taken my readers along on my travels and my own personal life journey. I hope you’ve enjoyed this year of blogging and are looking forward to continuing our journey together over the… Read more »

On May 31, 2017, we celebrate World MS Awareness Day. In case you didn’t know, MS stands for Multiple Sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system. MS is a progressive disease for which there are treatments but no cure. As a matter of fact, researchers still don’t have a good understanding of what MS is and what causes it. Everyone’s story is different. MS Awareness Day is meant to spread worldwide awareness of the disease, and since this year’s… Read more »

new midlife crisis

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’ve been working through a bit of a personal crisis. I, however, prefer to call it my journey of personal discovery. Most of the time when I mention this feeling of restlessness and discontent to someone older, I am told that I am just having a mid-life crisis. How can that be? Women can start their mid-life crisis at 35, or so the Internet says. Unfortunately, I think… Read more »

talk to teens about terrorism

Last night a bomber attacked a crowd of teens and parents of young girls leaving an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The news came as a particular shock to us because my daughter and I had attended Ariana’s concert in New Orleans just a few weeks ago. My daughter is a huge Ariana Grande fan. So, this is probably the first time that a terrorist attack has touched her in a personal way.   As parents of teens, we’ve… Read more »

A few weeks ago, I shared with you that I had decided to apply for a Fulbright scholarship. I have always loved travel and been fascinated by foreign countries and cultures. Lately, I’ve felt a strong urge to get out of the US and explore more of the world. I started talking to colleagues about opportunities to teach over the summer at colleges around the world and decided it was something I wanted to try to do next summer. As… Read more »