22 Dec 2016

How to Get a Boyfriend before Christmas

Hello out there to all my single lady gal-pals!

It’s holiday time, again!

And we all know what that means, right?

If you said, “Time for relaxing, spending time with family and loved ones and sharing gifts we’ve carefully selected for them,” then you are WRONG. And you obviously haven’t been watching all the […]

30 Jun 2016

4 Steps to Prepare for Your First Ever Solo Backpacking Trip

Four years ago, I read Wild, the memoir by Cheryl Strayed about her time solo backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,600-mile long trek that stretches across the West Coast of North America. I thought to myself, “Hey, I should do that!”

And then I promptly hyperventilated because WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING?? I can […]

9 Jun 2016

5 Reasons to Blog that Have Nothing to Do with Money or Free Stuff

I recently started editing some of the super old posts on my blog — posts from seven years ago, back when I had no idea there were these things called “blogging rules.”

One of the so-called “blogging rules” is “Don’t write a 3,000-word post with exactly 3 grainy photos in it.”

Not surprisingly, all my […]

25 May 2016

Life Lessons Learned While Solo Camping

The solo camping trip I took to Sleeping Bear Dunes a couple weeks ago marked the beginning of my third year of successfully camping on my own and totally not dying. Granted, I did spend half of the trip cowering in my car, freaking out about bears. But, still, I’m not dead!

If anything, I’d like […]

4 Feb 2016

5 Reasons to Go to A Writer’s Conference Even If You Hardly Ever Write

I know, what you’re thinking. Me? Why would I go to a writer’s conference? I don’t have a finished manuscript. Or even anything resembling a manuscript. I just have a couple dozen little stories on my computer. Half of which I refuse to even look at because I wrote them a billion years ago and I’m […]