Cabins, Canoeing, and Crazy People // a convergence of writers

Once upon a time, there was a writer who actually had friends. (It wasn't me.) And seeing as this writer had just turned 20, her friends (who lived in various corners of the world) decided to converge on her when she was least expecting it and celebrate with her in person. Thus, I (and a …

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Unfinished Story Snippets // and why no one should ever read them

G'day, people! While I have all manner of exciting life updates I can't wait to fill you in on, I've decided to save them for another time. Today, I want to direct your attention to a fascinating comment I received on my latest art post: And by golly, is that a challenge? Because I'm taking …

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Euphoria // michigan sunsets + kitten pictures + a small sampling of anna weirdness

Guys, I'm not gonna lie: Life is pretty great right now. I know, I know, I just spent five weeks agonizing over some silly graduation, and before that, flipping out over basic social interactions and the price of eggs. The world is morbid and dark and determined to be miserable, and as a cynical INTJ, …

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The Call of Camp NaNo // cabin sign-up

Ah yes, it's that time again. The time for random unscheduled Monday posts. The time for scattered thoughts and ink-stained fingers. The time for sheer insanity. The time when Sarah Baran starts tooting her own horn and blatantly self-advertising. Folks, Camp Nanowrimo starts in a week. Despite the fact that I've barely gotten over the …

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The Great Art Metamorphosis // how my drawings have changed over the years

Hello, folks! The other day, I decided to flip through an old sketch book of mine, one from aaaaaall the way back when I first got serious about drawing, dated 2014. The result? The result was me dragging forth all my finished sketchbooks and lining them up on the floor to compare style and improvement. …

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How to Survive Your Graduation // God enters the picture + a video

There was a spike in my blog visitor stats on June 9th. I think everyone wanted to see if I was still alive or not… So HELLO, people!!! Despite popular assumption, I am not dead! If you didn't read my last post and have no idea why I'm suddenly treating death as a narrowly circumvented …

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The Road to Graduation // and other frightening tales of social phobia

Y'know, after a two-month break from blogging, you think I’d be more prepared for my return post. As it is, I only finished this an hour ago. So hello, everyone! I'm back. How's your month going? Hopefully better than mine. After being away for so long, I wish I could give you a proper hello …

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An Entrance and an Exit // life + camp nano + another hiatus + other such paraphernalia

*casually slinks in* Did you miss me? (If not, please go away.) Yes, 'tis I, returned from the void of... everything. And boy howdy, do I have stories to tell! If you're not sitting on a stable, flat surface right now, I highly suggest reseating yourself. What follows is a long and intense summary of …

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10 Reasons You Definitely Should NOT Become an Author // and an important announcement

Once upon a time, my life was simple. I was a wee, innocent child who did wee, innocent things -- living each day free of worry or stress, flitting from one meaningless pastime to the next with the attention-span of a meerkat high on caffeine. Then one day, I made the blindingly stupid decision to …

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The Misery of Spring // a series of disturbed facial expressions

Hullo, minions! I was poking through some old drafts yesterday and came upon an aged, dusty post dated exactly one year ago today. Why I never posted it is beyond me, but after reading through it (and subsequently laughing my face off), I decided it would be quite appropriate for today. Enjoy the misery of …

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