five things [8/27/18 edition]

Hi! Happy Monday! I’ve recently decided to start writing on here more often… I’m aiming for once a week and we will see what happens from there. I don’t know what I’ll write about, if it’ll be personal or random, serious or silly, but I do know that writing helps flex my creative muscle which…

I am dancing with my five year old self.

I am dancing with my five year old self. She stumbles over her feet. She doesn’t know what to do with this body that grows faster than she can chase her sister in the yard! She throws her head back and laughs, with reckless abandon, at every silly face I make. Every dance move that,…

the summer sun.

This has been a really hard summer for me. It’s not something I’ve shared with many people, but it’s been so hard. I’d never felt so defeated and hopeless and for so many reasons, too. Truthfully, at the root of it all, I felt as though I had failed myself. My worst critic. And I…

Letter to Self: September 2017

So during our pre-service orientation for AmeriCorps in September, we were given a piece of paper to write a letter to our post-service self. Afterwards, we sealed them up in envelopes to be delivered to us during our exit session. Today, at 9 am, I was handed my letter from September! I had totally forgotten…

The Good News

Welcome to The Good News! A little slice of the Internet dedicated to sharing good news and inspiring hope that the world is a better place than it seems. My aim is to not erase the important current events that do require attention and action, but to at least create a small trickle of goodness…

Book Recommendations

Hi! Long time no see. This is a super random post, but I’m putting it out there anyway. If you know me, you might know that I like to read. Thing is, I don’t do it all the time. What happens is I suddenly get the urge to read, read a ton of books really…

Note to Self: Job Hunting Edition

Hi! Long time no see. This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. My AmeriCorps term ends on June 29th and then I’ll hopefully have another job lined up. It’s been a heart-wrenching and stressful thing for me to think about and plan for and I’ve wanted to share why that is the…

a quote for your Monday

Good morning! Have the happiest of Mondays! And remember… If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires. -Horace Traubel Much love, Juliana

Today I hope

This Valentine’s Day I hope that you remember to buy yourself flowers. I hope, in a day wrapped in romanticism and cupids, you remember above all else that there are more types of love than what’s advertised. This Valentine’s Day I hope you find the energy to love yourself, if only just for today. You’ve…

Erica, you better read this

For her 20th birthday Erica jokingly asked for a blog post that was “20 Reasons Why Erica Is The Best On The Earth”. Unfortunately for her, she’s not getting that. Why? 1. I was too lazy to write down more than 10 reasons. 2. This is 3 days late, so it’s technically not her birthday….