Week In Review – December 15

Happy Friday, everyone!

I hope you’re all having a good week and you’re staying warm, especially if you’re in Northeast like I am. If you’re in school, I hope your exams went well (or, if you’re taking them soon – I hope they go well). But no matter what, congrats on making it through another week!

My exams just wrapped up on Wednesday, and as of Thursday, I’m home safe and enjoying a nice long winter break. Overall, this semester went pretty well, but I’m glad to finally have some time off to spend with my family and friends. Also, this week, I blogged about my favorite TV shows, so be sure to check that out as well!

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My Top 5 TV Shows

I was never one to watch a lot of TV. Even as a kid, I didn’t watch a lot of cartoons or other shows that most people of my generation remember fondly (it probably didn’t help that my family didn’t have cable television). The same held true for me as I got older, but in high school, I realized that TV shows weren’t just random cartoons and evening sitcoms. They could be just as interesting as the books I loved, just in a different way. Pretty soon, I found myself with a Netflix account, checking out a whole new world of storytelling.

This week, I want to share some of my favorite TV shows. There are many that I love, but these five are the ones that I find myself re-watching time and time again, and they’ve never stopped being interesting to me.

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Week In Review – December 8

Happy Friday everyone!

It’s been a crazy week, being the week before final exams and everything, but I’m finally here with my week in review! This week, I blogged about the lessons I learned from participating in NaNoWriMo 2017. If you were wondering what I thought about my first NaNo, be sure to check that out!

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What I Learned from NaNoWriMo 2017

Well, readers… I did it. For the first time, I  participated in NaNoWriMo, and better yet, I won. If you’ve been following my 2017 NaNo journey, you’ll know that this is the first time I’ve set the goal of 50,000 words, and although I was nervous about it, I finally reached my goal, and two days early at that!

Of course, my story is nowhere near being complete, and it’s definitely going to take me some time to rework this idea and craft it into something I can hopefully one day share with the world. Chances are, whenever I make it to a final copy, it won’t look at all like what I wrote in November. But does that mean that participating in NaNo was in vain? Not at all! In fact, I learned a lot about myself and my writing in the past month, and today, I’d like to share those lessons with you.

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Week In Review – December 1

Happy Friday, and happy December!

It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of 2017 already, but here we are at the beginning of December. I hope you all had a fantastic week and a good and restful weekend ahead of you. For me, this week was a bit crazy – I had a big project due along with some other assignments, but now that that’s past, I’m looking forward to doing some fun things this weekend.

I didn’t have time to write a normal Monday post this week, so instead I wrote about five things that motivated me to get through this week. If you’re feeling discouraged at all, I recommend taking a few minutes to think about things that can encourage you right now – it helps a lot!

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5 Things Getting Me Through This Week

If you read my latest Week In Review post, you’ll know that I was home the last couple of days for Thanksgiving break. Now that I’m back on campus, I have a busy week ahead of me, with a couple of big assignments due, as well as other personal projects (like NaNoWriMo!) going on.

I didn’t really prepare a blog post for today, but I wanted to post something anyway. With the crazy week I’m having right now, I’m trying to focus on the good things that “fill me up,” so here are five things that are motivating and encouraging me this week

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Week In Review – November 24

Happy Friday, everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week, whether it’s just another week for you or if you’re spending time with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Speaking of Thanksgiving, this week I wrote a blog post with some thoughts about gratitude, so if you missed that, feel free to check it out!

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Thoughts on Gratitude

Thankfulness is one of those things we talk about a lot but don’t really do much with. But let’s be real, actually practicing thankfulness is hard. We’ve all been trained to say “thank you,” when strangers hold open doors for us and sending thank-you notes to friends and family, but how to we take our gratitude beyond that?

For Americans, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and so I thought this would be an appropriate time to share these thoughts. I know many of you are reading this from around the world, and so this isn’t just about the holiday of Thanksgiving. Gratitude is a universal concept, after all, and I think everyone can benefit from expressing it a little more often.

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Week In Review – November 17

Welcome to Friday!

I’m keeping it short this week, so no long introduction today. This week, I blogged about the different types of writer friends. I had a lot of fun putting this list together, so if you’re a writer, or if you know some writers, be sure to take a look sometime!

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Types of Writer Friends

As the timeless wisdom of The Legend of Zelda says, “It’s dangerous to go alone!” So why do we writers think we can do this all on our own, anyway? Is it because a majority of us are introverts and hiss at the thought of socializing with others? Or is it because we’ve accepted that we’re societal pariahs and must brave this life alone?

dangerous to go alone

Good news, my fellow writers – we don’t actually have to go it alone! A few months ago, I wrote about benefits of having writer friends, but what are your options? Fortunately for you, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the types of writer friends you may encounter in the wild, complete with gifs.

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