Starting a new chapter

This past year has been so full of change for me. My life last summer versus my life this summer are completely different, though in all the best ways possible. Even so, sometimes life seems to really sucker punch you in the stomach, and even good changes don’t feel very good at first.

That’s also why I kind of stopped blogging over the past year: because I was physically and emotionally overwhelmed. It’s not that I fell out of love with blogging, it’s just that I was so drained that sitting down to write became a chore. Lots of days, I barely had the leftover energy to flick through Netflix, let alone put together a coherent blog post. Read More

Five awesome blog tools I wish I’d started using years ago

Five awesome blog tools I wish I'd started using years ago, from I'd Rather Be Reading #bloggingtips

When I started blogging way back in 2009, my list of blog tools basically amounted to a) and b) my brain. That’s it! I knew basically nothing about how to create, maintain, or grow a blog. Fast-forward several years and I’d like to think that I’ve radically stepped up my game—but even so, there are a few awesome blog tools that I only recently discovered, and I wish I’d started using years ago! From photos to social media, there’s so much that goes into the day-to-day running of a website, but these tools make that job easier.

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Blog every day in July, #1: Canada Day



I found this fun month-long blog challenge and thought I’d join in! You can too over on Allieology. Today’s topic is “Canada Day”. While I’ve never been to Canada, I have at least one blogger friend that resides up that way (hi Em!) and I would like to travel there someday.

I’m not sure if I’d make a good Canadian or not. I think it’d be a split:

Reasons I’d make a good Canadian

  • They say “sorry” a lot, apparently, and I already overuse that word
  • Hockey
  • At least they drive on the right side of the road
  • Britishisms in the language, which are so fun to use.


Reasons I’d make a bad Canadian

  • Cold!
  • Adjusting to new currency
  • No Targets?! (Or at least, I’ve heard that they’re rare)


Would you be a good Canadian or a bad one?