It's October! And we all know what that means! Halloween! Which I love, but that's not what we're preparing for right now. The start of October means NaNoWriMo is one month away.
Are we really being grateful? I feel like that's a question many of us ask ourselves. “I should be grateful for what I have,” I tell myself. “My life is good. So what if I don’t have everything I want?” “Don’t some people have it worse?” Isn’t that the most common way we make ourselves feel bad for our desires? Of course some people have it worse, but that's not really the point.
Fair warning for any non-Catholic reading my blog. This is a very Catholic post, as I'm a very Catholic woman. This title is the goal of many Catholic women. For those of us who aren't called the religious life with a vocation as a nun, many of us anxiously await to find our future husband. I've found mine, which means I am removed from this search, but I still vividly remember it, since I am only recently married and only met my husband just over a year ago.
Remember that song from Disney's The Princess and the Frog? Tiana's song "Almost There"? I sure do. I've sung it pretty much every day for the last two years. This song has been my constant companion, lifting me up when I felt overwhelmed. I had a whole playlist specifically for that, but often ended up …
I fully understand November is still a whole two months away, but for those of us who annually participate in National Novel Writing Month, we sometimes start planning as early as August. But today NaNoWriMo opened the site to be able to announce this year's project, so I thought it was a good time to start talking about it!
A cliche title this year, I know. But we've had other "worst years" before. There were plenty of people who hated 2016, whether for the political climate or the fact that there were clowns running around frightening people. Or maybe they just had a bad year, everything seemed to go wrong for them. 2020 has …
wanted to talk about how I met my husband, Max. We met online on Catholic Match, in April of 2019. Dating apps like Tinder have been very popular within the last several years. But traditional Catholics like myself aren't likely to find the spouse they're looking for on apps that depend more on superficiality and the pleasure of trivial encounters with the opposite sex. However, sometimes the internet is where young Catholics have to turn, in order to find a spouse. Personally, I was very skeptical of online dating in general, at first. I knew of one friend who had found love over the internet, but others I knew had been unsuccessful and I'd heard enough horror stories on the internet to be concerned about who might be on such a website.
For those of you who know me, you may be aware I got married one month ago. The road to marriage for us has been a wonderful one, though not without its obstacles, from outside our relationship rather than within. Our wedding was an Extraordinary Form Tridentine High Mass, by which I mean: we're Catholic, …
It is my privilege to be part of introducing Dark is the Night to the world! Dark is the Night is a novel written by a very dear friend of mine, Mirriam Neal. It is being published this week and will be available on Amazon by Friday (the 25th)!
I believe names are very important, which is why I took a lot of time deliberating over this one. And the answer to "Why Elegant Adventures?" comes with a little bit of personal history.