Saturday, July 2, 2016


Hi everyone.

I know.

It's been a while.

If you've been here for a long time, first of all a "thank you" is definitely in order. I don't know why you've stuck around or so long, to be honest, but I'm glad you're still here.

My blog has gone through countless incarnations (beauty to fashion to academic, so on and so forth) but it has always been my personal space to write about that which I want to share with all of you.

And right now, it's serving as a form of procrastination.

I told myself that on July 1st, 2016 I would start writing my first book.

It is now technically (on the East Coast) July 2nd, 2016 and I have written zero words. Nada. Nothing,

They always say that starting anything is the hardest part. I would absolutely agree with that statement.

I've loved writing for as long as I can remember and I've always wanted to write books in some capacity.

Perhaps turning 22 has made me hyper-aware of the fact that:

a) I will be graduating from college in a year with my English degree

b) I will soon be out of school with loans to pay off

c) I've been telling people for years that I want to be an author and have yet to start writing books

d) I'm not getting any younger and I should probably start writing this book sooner rather than later so that the picture on the dust jacket is a half-decent one, preferably in which I don't have wrinkles

Okay, I could go on forever but bottom line is...I'm starting this process and I'm scared to death.

What if no one wants to read it? What if my ideas are completely idiotic? What if I can't get my book published?

Most importantly: What if I can't even finish it?

This quote really stuck with me: "Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

It kind of embodies how I'm feeling at this moment, at the beginning of this journey. I'm nervous but I have the make the leap sometime.

And I'm jumping.


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