Lately I’ve been thinking. We travel to far off places, visit new cities, new states, new countries, new continents, we gawk, we’re amazed, we’re grateful, we post to Instagram, we hashtag #wander; that’s cool. Sometimes, however, in our zeal to explore new worlds, we forget the cool stuff in our own backyard. As for Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida, I’ve been hearing about … Continue reading Visiting Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Women’s suits have an interesting history. Wanna hear some? Excellent. In the 1870s, Paris was in an uproar over the custom-made trouser suits being worn by actress Sarah Bernhardt. She liked to call them her “boy clothes”, which- safe to assume, further pissed off those men and women who already felt she lacked the proper level of shame. In the 19th century, women were experiencing … Continue reading Red Vintage Blazer, or 90s Power Mom
The other day I was all excited to sit down and start recording a video about one of my favorite works of art– Ugolino and His Sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. I’ve loved it for years and I can speak about it at length; there should’ve been no issues, right? Haha, yeah, okay. Here’s what happened. I got myself dressed in a silky, sophisticated blouse– appropriate … Continue reading Aim for Better, Not Perfect
This sort of balmy, breezy weather makes productivity feel like a dirty word invented by soul-crushing fascists. Continue reading The Great Escape?
It’s been a while since I’ve shared my random thoughts with you all, so let’s get this trainwreck started, shall we? Okay, full disclosure, there is no trainwreck. I just like the sense of drama that it promises, sort of like those clickbait videos on YouTube which make it seem like your favorite GRWM gal has just broken up with her adorable boyfriend, the one … Continue reading Random Thoughts
Hey all, I don’t normally post on Sundays and this isn’t a typical style of post for me, but I just wanted to show you all my latest sketch comedy creation, as well as show you what you’re missing if you aren’t following me on Instagram and IGTV. I know, I’m shameless, right? This sketch is all about the ugly underbelly of the #writerlife. What … Continue reading Sunday Bonus: The Broken Writers Society, a Comedy
About a week ago, I told you all that my site was under construction. I expressed that technology was kicking my butt, yet I was hoping for the best. Well, things got worse after I hit publish on that post. Here’s the lowdown. Because I’d like to offer you all downloadable content and because I’m developing some courses (that I’m freaking excited about), I decided … Continue reading Sigh, Technology.
That’s right, I’m doing some behind the scenes work on iwannabealady, and it’s all techy and making me feel equally like a genius and a dummy. But I’m putting on my hard hat and going for it. I should’ve known better than to think this would be a cinch. Seriously, I never learn. If I did, I would’ve made a bigger pot of coffee. If … Continue reading Under Construction
My junk drawers are alive. They must be. There’s no other explanation for the number of junk drawers in my house save that they’re copulating in the night and increasing in number. I certainly had no direct control over the situation, I mean, I didn’t set out to live in a home with, let’s just say, a lot of junk drawers. Take a moment to … Continue reading The Junk Drawers Are Alive
I woke up this morning to subtle rain, not the sort that wakes you in the beautiful way an early morning downpour would. It’s a soft rain, not noticeable until I walk over to the window and pull it open. Rain is running over the round bodies of mangoes hanging low on branches, tapping at blades of grass, glistening on the pavement. The birds twitter … Continue reading Rain and My Cluttered Brain