Writing

How to Write Fiction While in School for Fiction

I'm baaaaaaaaack! I know, I know. I haven't blogged in FOREVER. But I have a good excuse. I've been busy surviving my first semester as a PhD student! And even better, I am a PhD student in fiction!! It doesn't get much better than this.  That being said, my first semester was tough. And I'm guessing it's not going to get any easier. So, I am determined to find ways to make things go at least a little bit more smoothly. Starting with writing. 

Love, Relationships, Travel

Seen & Heard: Honeymoon Edition (Part 1)

The inventor of the "honeymoon" deserves an immediate raise! After all of the stress of the wedding, I'm not sure we would've survived without it. The honeymoon was our first moment to step back, forget about everything else, and simply remember why we chose this path in the first place. Life can get so busy/crazy, so… Continue reading Seen & Heard: Honeymoon Edition (Part 1)

Family, Love, Relationships

Seen & Heard: Family Growth

The newest feature of the Almost Thirty blog will be a weekly post titled "Seen & Heard". In these weekly posts, I will use candid photos to tell a story, each with a different theme. This week, I want to acknowledge my family's exciting/awesome growth! It can be easy to overlook the small milestones and achievements… Continue reading Seen & Heard: Family Growth

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Tatt Tatt Tatted Up

This year, I got my first tattoo at the age of 27. Which is crazy, because I swore I'd get a tattoo the minute I turned 18. Instead, it took me 27 years to find a tattoo worth having.I've always stood directly on the fence, in the debate on tattoos. I understood/agreed with all of… Continue reading Tatt Tatt Tatted Up