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My Wild 2019: Year in Review AKA I Did What?!

I did SO MUCH in 2019. Here's a snippet of everything I did.


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)


Three Cheers for Two Years

When I got the notification that I've been on WordPress for two years, I was kind of surprised. It feels like I've been blogging forever, and it's weird to think that I used to hate blogs. Looking back at the blogging goals I set for myself this time last year, I can definitely tell the… Continue reading Three Cheers for Two Years


Past and Present: Blogging Goals

Friday was the anniversary of my first blog post here (and ever!) on Past and Present:¬†Writings from Stefany Boleyn, a Lifelong Learner. Over the year, I have set goals for myself to develop this blog further. I've changed the subtitle from "Writings from a University Senior" to "Writings from a Lifelong Learner" to "Writings from… Continue reading Past and Present: Blogging Goals


Past and Present: Year One

It's hard for me to believe that it's been a year since my capstone class required me to create a website, and I decided that, since I'm an English major, why not do a blog instead? As a writer, I thought having a static website where the only examples of my writing were from academic… Continue reading Past and Present: Year One


On Understanding

This post has been in the works for some time. However, I attended Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at my university Monday¬†and listened to a fantastic keynote speaker before the service started. He stressed that we should think about making every day a service day and to serve others beyond a few… Continue reading On Understanding


The End of NaNoWriMo 2014

A few weeks ago, I posted that I was beginning my journey through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the first time, and I am happy to report that I won! Winning means that I wrote 50,000 words towards a novel, and I did it. The story isn't complete, and I will probably get rid… Continue reading The End of NaNoWriMo 2014


On Making Change

Every person has the ability to make change in their own way. Many people choose to use their voice. Some voices are louder than others. Some are more articulate and thought-through. Some are emotional. Some are timid. I know people who use their ability to captivate an audience to their advantage. They are able to… Continue reading On Making Change


NaNoWriMo and the J.K. Rowling Moment

November marks the start of National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words throughout the month of November. This year marks the first year I will actually participate in NaNoWriMo since I first heard about it four-some years ago, and I'm terrified. I started writing on… Continue reading NaNoWriMo and the J.K. Rowling Moment