For about a month this year it looked as if we were going to purchase a home built between 1891 and 1895, according to the town's fire insurance maps from those two years. It was an absolutely beautiful home, with wild potential and charming classic beauty, but the deal fell through due to the logistics … Continue reading How to Make a Household Management Binder
As the year draws to a close we are all preparing for our winter holidays, though this year preparation looks a little different. In our household, holiday traditions are steadily shining through the uncertainty and cautiousness weighing heavily on our minds. The lights went up on the porch, our star lanterns went into the windows, … Continue reading Happy Holidays, 2020
In university I didn’t study novel writing, I studied poetry. Only a handful of my poems happened in parts, and were more text than a single page could hold. For the most part they were small, and straightforward, brash and brazen. That was the style I wrote in since I had began taking a deep … Continue reading Beginning My Novel, Otherwise Known as: “I’m Trapped in a Perpetual Cycle”
Hello to anyone still subscribed to See Ally Go after my unintentional and unplanned hiatus. How are you, and are you doing well? Hopefully this post finds you full of happiness, healthy and safe wherever you may be. This year, for all of us, has been unapologetically unpredictable and many of us have had to … Continue reading The Writer’s Existential Crisis: The Worst Case of Writer’s Block
It’s been a long time coming, but welcome to my first post of 2020! I want to thank everyone that’s subscribed to my blog in 2019 I find it incredible that anyone aside from parents (hi mom & dad) enjoy my writing! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for validating my writing, … Continue reading The end of January, 2020.
Recently I did a little experiment in which I journaled for 30 days. Well-spoken people with blogs, Youtube channels and prominent social influencer status claim journaling gave them deeper, more profound insight into their minds, as well as helped them sort out their thoughts in a stressful and/or difficult time. After becoming emotionally invested in … Continue reading I kept a journal for thirty days.
Working on my book has taken over the majority of my life. It feels good, like how I used to work creatively in university, and I've missed the atmosphere a lot. Alone in the place I call home, left only with the limits of my thoughts (well, and my three cats) and creativity, as well … Continue reading My very best ideas come from closing myself off from the world as best as possible.
Much of this blog is, and will be, focused on my love for nature and how it inspires me. But I'd like a piece of this place to be about my creative endeavors and the things that I'm going through in regards to them. I sometimes draw, I sometimes craft, I sometimes paint and I … Continue reading The time I regretted deleting one month of work and decided to write a blog post about it.
Monday was the day Trevor and I celebrated 11-years together, following our 7th wedding anniversary on Sunday. It’s a very special day, and so I decided to take the weekend off writing and creativity to simply spend time with my husband. Not that I feel I need to justify my missed post on Monday, but … Continue reading November is my favorite time of year.
Last year, we went on a foliage tour of central and northeastern Pennsylvania. It came at the perfect time because I'd just come out of a month-long occipital neuralgia flare up, during which I'd been cocooned in my bed with our blackout curtains pulled for the majority of the month; I needed sunshine, fresh air, … Continue reading Ricketts Glen in Autumn.
Since the beginning of October I've started my day breathing in fresh air. In the mornings I open our large sliding door and welcome in a rush of cool autumn air, while taking in the view of the fog-enveloped valley below that peeks at me through the trees. Trevor and I have three cats who love … Continue reading It’s already the end of October.
Autumn sunsets are filled with such comfort. Maybe its the gentle glow of the sun as it dips below the purple mountains on the horizon, or, maybe its the sweet stillness we experience here on top of the mountain I live on. Whatever the reason, I'm grateful for the sweet slow-burn of a fall sunset. … Continue reading How wonderful it can be to let go.