What I Sing on the Hard Days

Hard days come whether we’re ready for them or not. What’s worse, is there isn’t a tried and true way to make the hard days better. Everyone has  his or her own way of dealing with hard days.   For me, music has (and maybe it always will) made the difference. If I can get lost in the right song on the right day, it’s a game-changer. Feeling the music puts me at ease.   I know that when I was in the depths of my struggles with anxiety and depression, sometimes I just needed to feel it and let…

October 2018 Guest Author – Savannah Elyse

  About the Author... Savannah Elyse is from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she works as a nanny by day and writes by night. She is also the Head of Publishing at Quiet Nonsense. Savannah will graduate in April 2019 with a Creative Writing degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Instagram: Savannah_._Elyse   Wisdom   Hazel Ligon looked out of the passenger side door as the countryside zoomed past. Flat grassland lined the empty highway and mountains lurked in the distance. Her fiance’s hand rested on her knee and she looked down at his Rolex, catching the time. 4:45. They’d barely make…

The Best of Netflix Crime Shows

Crime shows are something I always remember being interested in. Catching bad guys, getting justice for the victims, and the thrill of the hunt make them a pretty popular form of entertainment.   These types of shows go all over board as far as content in concerned. Some focus on serial killers, others on drug trafficking, and yet others are centered around different types of crime entirely.   After sorting through and watching a whole bunch over the years, I’d love to share with you what I consider to be the best Netflix crime shows and movies!   Ozark Featuring…

The Ultimate Guide for “Harry Potter” Fans

Hey everyone! It’s finally October!!!! Do you remember being a kid and seeing commercials for the Harry Potter marathons that were going to be on in October for Halloween? I know I do!   Harry Potter is such a great series, expertly written by J.K. Rowling and I was even a super fan at one point. So, in the spirit of Halloween. Here’s an ultimate guide for Harry Potter fans!   Back to the Basics J.K. Rowling wrote seven Harry Potter books that make up the classic series. Since then, there’s been a play released in book form, The Cursed…

Friday Night Movie Night!

Today, I would like to introduce you to a new type of post we will be doing occasionally on the blog! The purpose of this is to give you great movie and snack ideas so you don’t have to stress about planning your Friday night movie night after a long week at work. Pretty nice, right?   Here’s the line-up for our first Friday Night Movie Night:   The Movie: You Were Never Really Here (Rated R)   I saw this movie in the early summer and thought it was great! Just keep in mind that it’s a very rough…

September 2018 Guest Author – Madelyn Parker

  About the Author   Madelyn Parker was born and raised in Oklahoma. Her works have been published in Red Earth Review as well as Petrichor. She will complete her BA in English at Oklahoma City University in May of 2019. Social media links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/madlylyn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madlylyn/ Website: https://madelynparker.wixsite.com/madelyn   SECOND HAND   I   In the wintertime I used to pretend my breath was cigarette smoke, no cough after lengthly sips through two saluted fingers.   I am still that child. Wet, dark, silvery streets of Madrid are the places to strike light.   A man’s cloud of mouth a subtle shout.…

The 2 Most Surprising Young Adult Novels I’ve Ever Read

Sometimes, you read regular, old books. Other times, you read good books. And, if you’re really lucky, occasionally you’ll read books that will change your life. Both of the books I’m highlighting in this article, Looking for Alaska by John Green and All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, changed my life.   Looking for Alaska by John Green     Where do I even start?   What made this book such a stand-out was it’s structure, characters, and the unapologetic pain you feel when you read it.   The book focuses on a high school boy, Miles “Pudge” Halter,…

My Cardio Exercise Playlist

Hey guys!! I hope your Thursday is treating you well!   Here are my go-to songs for my cardio days (insert tired, and whining, and possibly crying emoji). I. HATE. CARDIO. Actually, I hope cardio dies...in a hole...and never comes back to life! But unless I want to grow up to be a sack of potatoes, I have to do cardio.   As much as I do hate cardio (I believe I already mentioned that), it has gotten easier over time. Those first few weeks of workouts were brutal, absolute torture. And then before I knew it, three months later…

Soundtrack to My Summer

  Summer 2018 was a great time for me. My boyfriend and I got our first apartment together and adopted a goldendoodle named Ted! I also decided to pull the trigger on this blog and make my blogging dreams a reality. And.. thanks to some new habits, my anxiety was also at an all-time low!   All-in-all, I’d say this was a good summer!   Here are a few songs/albums that made it even better:   The album ye by Kanye West I was never really a Kanye fan, but this album completely changed my opinion! Be sure to check…