Showing posts from May, 2018

Wasting or Spending Time

In high school, I used a lot of time watching shows like Doctor Who on Netflix. I enjoyed crafts, even though I wasn't good at many of them. My senior year, I became active on Pinterest. And there was one phrase that really, really irritated me: "wasting time."

My brother playing video games was "wasting his time." I, binging Netflix for three hours, was "wasting my time." My dad, sitting in his armchair and watching PBS after work, was "wasting time."

It took me a few years to realize exactly why that bothered me so much, but I've finally figured it out.


"look out, 'cause here I come, and I'm marching on to the beat I drum. I'm not scared to be seen; I make no apologies. This is me"
- "This Is Me," The Greatest Showman

Guest Taylor Bennett

Good morning, my lovely readers!

Today we have a new guest, Taylor Bennett. She's here to talk a little about her new book, Porch Swing Girl, and share some old writing from her past for kicks and giggles. Enjoy!

About Taylor

Homeschooled since kindergarten, Taylor Bennett is the seventeen-year-old author of Porch Swing Girl, released by Mountain Brook Ink on May 1. When she’s not reading or writing, Taylor can be found playing her violin or taking walks in the beautiful Oregon countryside. She loves to connect with readers via her author website, as well as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (her favorite!), Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Where to find her

Order Porch Swing Girl on Amazon

About her book

What if friendship cost you everything?

Stranded in Hawaii after the death of her mother, sixteen-year- old Olive Galloway is desperate to escape. She has to get back to Boston before her dad loses all common sense and sells the family house. But pl…

Dear Freshman: Sincerely, Me



Dear Freshman,

This series didn't really go the way I expected. I had a lot of big, vague ideas with not a lot of direction. I 'planned' for several letters, meaning I made a list of one-word topics and assumed I'd remember what I meant months later. Let's just say that's not the most effective approach to blogging.

But here we are. I've shared my senior year experiences and how they compare to the dreams and realities I had as a freshman. I told you about the types of friends I made in college, and how friendship doesn't fit into templates or rules. I listed the most important pieces to my (admittedly still developing) time management skills. And I narrated a few of the many, many pieces of identity that are often explored and discovered in college.