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Welcome to 2024 (and how 2023 went)

Welcome to 2024, a year that I like the sound of much more than 2023 (I hate odd numbers)! As 2023 came to a close, I realized that it had only been a month long, and that disturbed me. I should have had more than a month to do all the things I had to […]

August 2022 Dares (and June and July 2022 Wrapup!)

I decided now was as good a time as any to wrap up June, July, and most of August! After all, why not? Why shouldn’t I do whatever the heck I want on my own blog? Summer months always seem to blend together for me, no matter what I do, and this summer has been […]

Reviving Dares Despite the Immaturity Thereof | June 2022 Dares

Many years ago (in August 2016), I started a trend on my blog called “Dares.” (See my cringey first-ever post and explanation of the name here.) Every month, I’d post a wrap-up of the previous months and “dare” myself to do a list of things in the month to come. It was actually kind of […]

In Which Denial is Just a River, Really {2021 Wrapup & 2022 Goals}

Dear 2021, First of all, how dare you? Okay, but more seriously … I AM IN DENIAL. IT IS NOT 2022! I always feel a little gobsmacked by the new year, but this time, it feels doubly so. 2021 was a wild year. Like, I always say that, but this time, it is so true. […]

Well, 2020 Was a Year That Happened

Well, 2020 was a year that happened. Technically is still happening. And I think, at least according to my 2019 wrapup, I might have cursed it a little? I mean … [W]hen I think about it, at least I know now what I can’t do – and I know that I can weather a storm. […]

June & July 2020 Wrapup + Planning for the School Year

Before we starting on ANYTHING ELSE … I DECIDED TO RENAME THIS BLOG! I mean, really, I just decided to use an old name combined with a bit of a new one that describes what I kinda feel is my … aesthetic. Per se. *shrugs* SOOOOOOO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I’D LIKE TO INTRODUCE: Lilacs & […]

May 2020 Wrapup & Summer 2020 Dares

Welcome to June! Can you believe it? I know I’m struggling to comprehend the fact that … IT IS SUMMER 2020! This year is going so fast, and I can’t seem to keep a grasp on it. So, ladies and germs, I have nothing to say that I haven’t said every month (they’re sort of […]

April 2020 Dares & March 2020 Wrapup

Hey, only a week or so into April, and I’m already here! I’m getting better. Well, a little better. You know how tough it is to be on time when you’re busy … and stressed … and hiking way more than you ever have before … Everyone is going crazy, but I’ve chosen to stay […]

March 2020 Dares & February 2020 Wrapup

It’s the day after the Ides of March, and I’m just now publishing my dares post and February wrapup, and that’s sad but … I have an announcement! Ivy Introspective is done! It is written! It is edited! (Which I did in like a day … yeah!) And it is with the beta-readers! Yes, it […]

The War of Ivy Introspective Continues

Writing Ivy Introspective feels like something that will never happen. Which is exactly why I’m going to spend this next week making it happen. You see, writer’s block is a thing — but it’s a thing that we can fight. I might lose a battle or two, but I intend to win the war. 😛 […]

February 2020 Dares & January 2020 Wrapup

The expression on my face = Give up, January. You can’t win. I’ve got Jesus and Ian and Bailey. *shrug* Okay, I always say this … but … JANUARY 2020 WENT SO MCFRICKEN’ CHICKEN FAST! Like, I feel like my December and November were lots slower than January. And here we are in FEBRUARY!? What […]