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2018: A Year of Change (and only a few posts… sorry)

Hi! It's been a while, I know. I'm sorry. Finishing up this last bit of grad school has been... a struggle to say the least. 2018 in general has been a struggle. So much so that I feel like the worst birder in existence. It's been a great year of firsts, but it's also been… Continue reading 2018: A Year of Change (and only a few posts… sorry)

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On Keeping a Journal

I was formally introduced to the idea of keeping a journal when I was a struggling thirteen-year-old. Since then, I have started and failed to complete many a journal... Until last year. Back in 2012, my mom was kind enough to pick up another journal for me. She knew I liked to write and she knew I liked… Continue reading On Keeping a Journal

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My Year in Review: 2014

2014 was quite an interesting and jam-packed year for me. Here's some of what I did (in no particular order): I got married. I graduated college. I started working at a job that will lead me to my future career as a librarian. I joined a sorority. I completed the 100 Happy Days challenge. I… Continue reading My Year in Review: 2014

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A Case for Writing by Hand

Can you imagine trying to make it through university without being able to write by hand to take notes? I sure can't. I thought administrators in education might've been going too far with suggesting cursive should be removed from formal education. However, the possible removal of an emphasis on handwriting seems ridiculous. I doubt I'm… Continue reading A Case for Writing by Hand

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Processing, Recollection, and Inspiration: On Keeping a Journal

"Perhaps it is difficult to see the value in having one's self back in that kind of mood, but I do see it; I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and… Continue reading Processing, Recollection, and Inspiration: On Keeping a Journal