November has been a demanding month. There's a lot going on in classes, in my heart, my mind. I haven't been able to emote very well. I've been crabby. It bothers me that irritability is my first response to a busy season. Life will always be filled with things to do. It's a shame to … Continue reading Comforting recipes to make over the holidays.
It has been a while, friends. I'm stopping in for a quick minute to share a recipe. This microwave banana bread only has a few ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to prepare. It's dorm friendly and budget friendly and time crunch friendly. Three necessary requirements for me currently.Also, I want to give a quick … Continue reading banana bread (in a mug)
**Just a reminder that this isn't a full day of eats. As always, eat what you need, in sufficient amounts for your body, What I Ate Wednesday isn't about comparison but sharing a common appreciation for good food. Over the summer, starting in July, I stopped running altogether. I had trained for a half marathon … Continue reading thoughts on losing fitness.
Fall has officially arrived. *squeals* Cue the cliché apology for cliché rambles about excitement for sweaters, pumpkin, leaves, hot beverages, cozy blankets, socially acceptable hibernation: all that good stuff. In the true spirit of fall things and my personal excitement for the coming Thanksgiving break (I cannot, cannot, cannot wait to be reunited with my … Continue reading Grateful for . . .
I like books. They can be an innocuous escape from the real world or a jarring reminder of what the real world really looks like. They help us empathize with situations we're unfamiliar with. Reading about things, people, histories, environments, circumstances we haven't experienced firsthand can give us the opportunity to spend a few days … Continue reading 9 Books for the Eclectic Bibliophile.
Coping mechanisms. We use these when we're thrown into new situations or relationships. A synonym for coping could be adapting, which makes coping mechanisms the tools or behaviors we use to make adaptation happen. They're essential. They help reduce the stress that comes with a disruption in our schedule, environment, or relationships. But like almost … Continue reading How do you cope?
Last week was long. And awesome. And difficult. And full of those moments where all kinds of things are happening inside but externally the world keeps on spinning, oblivious. It was an adjustment week. A “forge your own trail” week. I have a lot to say about last week, but trying to explain it all … Continue reading Having a lot to say but not saying it well.
Hello friendly faces. I feel like I've been away from the blog for weeks. What's new with you all? In case you missed it, two weeks ago, I made a move from PA to MA for college. Officially, a college student now. Whaaat?Slowly and slowly I'm settling into this new environment and role as a … Continue reading Lessons from a mug + Life updates
Hi there! I've missed this little space of the interwebs. Forgive the worn out excuse, but life has been busy of late. In reality, life itself hasn't been preoccupied, but the mind that sorts through all the life stuff has been busy. I haven't felt able to put together a coherent post, so I'm taking … Continue reading Bye for a little while.
Hi you! I'm excited to share with you a few amazing meals from the past few days. Unfortunately, I seem to have momentary memory lapse when trying to record a full day of eats, so I did my best to piece together recent eats along with current enigmas that baffle and bemuse. Let's start with … Continue reading Recent Eats + Current Enigmas