I started crocheting recently (about two months ago), and since then I've made quite a few projects. One project in particular, a hooded cowl for my goddaughter, left me with some yarn left over. I decided to play around with it and see what I could come up with, and I ended up making a … Continue reading Textured Cowl Crochet Pattern
Do you like to run? Do you like to earn medals? Do you dislike running in a crowd like a herd of antelope? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe a virtual race is right for you. A virtual race is a race you sign up for online, and then run … Continue reading Should You Run a Virtual Race?
I love caffeine. I really do. I start looking forward to my morning cup of coffee (or two) as early as the night before. I love having coffee dates with friends. I love spending quiet mornings with my crochet hook and a cup of coffee. But you know what else? I'm a caffeine addict. Maybe … Continue reading Why I Gave Up Caffeine for 10 Days… And Why I’ll Do it Again
Once upon a time, when I was probably around six or seven, I learned to knit. Over the years, I got pretty good at it, and made the typical easy projects - scarves, ear warmer headbands, and hats for all my friends. Facebook memories even reminded me that at one point, I made a hat … Continue reading Coffee & Crochet – Best Way to Start the Day
Once upon a time, I thought that working from home sounded amazing. I daydreamed about working on my own time, from my own couch, and getting to stay in my pajamas all day long. I fantasized about being able to get chores done while working; doing laundry, taking care of my dog, maybe even cooking … Continue reading How I Learned to Manage My Productivity
Running used to be my least favorite thing in the world. In 8th grade, a friend convinced me to join the track team. I already hated running, and the 400 meter race that I was assigned did nothing to help (Have you ever raced 400 meters? It's literally the worst race. Too long to sprint, … Continue reading So I Guess I’m a Runner
Let me just start by saying the same thing I've mentioned in my previous posts: I'm an introvert. I am not good at small talk. I do not enjoy striking up conversations with strangers. I don't like when a random person on a bus or plane decides to talk to me. But our society is … Continue reading F*ck Politeness; a Study in Self Preservation
It's a trap I've fallen into many, many times. I think my resolutions should be all firmed up and ready to go by January 1st, and when I haven't thought of any good ones by then, I simply give up and decide I'll just live a resolution-free life this year. I've set myself a deadline, … Continue reading Is It Too Late for New Year’s Resolutions?
Self-care has been a serious buzzword in 2017. It's been used like "YOLO," an excuse to indulge in extravagance. "Look at my $400 jewel-encrusted fingernails! #selfcare." Yes, self-care can definitely refer to spending money on prettying yourself up, if that's what you do to take a break from stress. But it's so much more than … Continue reading What Even is “Self-Care”?