Addicted

To understand this topic, you have to know how I "plan" my posts. I try to have my topics laid out at least three weeks in advance. So I crack open my Erin Condren to take a look at what's planned for those days—concerts, road trips, an online order due for delivery. You get it. It takes [...]

If I Only Had the Words

This Writing Wednesday could not have come at a better time. I’ve been feeling especially angsty this week/managed to bottle up a few frustrations. And if you ask me, there’s no better therapy than publicly raging over misused words. If you caught my post about common misspellings, this is kind of like that. The only [...]

Girls, Girls, Girls

Before I get in so deep you start to question my true feelings for this godawful franchise, please know: I hate The Bachelor with the fire of a thousand suns. That fact alone prevented me from watching any second of the show for years. I'd go to extreme lengths to avoid ABC every Monday night, January through March [...]

Give It Away

Showers are a staple of your 20s. And before we get five paragraphs in talking gifts and games and whatnot, please know I'm not referring to personal hygiene. Those should be a staple of every decade in life. But again, I attended an all-girls school where things were pretty hit or miss. Different topic for a different day. [...]

Oxford Comma

This Writing Wednesday is likely to ruffle a few feathers, but I'm past the point of caring. There is a time and place to use the Oxford comma—simple lists are not that time or place. Here's my train of thought when it comes to The Com: If a pause would benefit the sentence's flow, by all means! [...]

Complicated

Here's the thing about being good at something: You're always bad to start. I don't care if you're learning to swim or ride a bike or speak to a large crowd—you're never gonna nail it on the first try. Or the 22nd, for that matter. But here's the other thing: You're definitely not alone. It's [...]

Do You Know What I Mean?

"I literally can't even." - Me, anytime someone else misuses literally. And then I hate myself so much. Here's the thing about literally: It began with one—very literal—definition: in a literal manner or sense; exactly Whatever follows literally is not open for interpretation. It is exactly as you say it is. Appallingly, that definition is now essentially [...]

One Last Thing

Upon sharing last week's semicolon post I was asked about the proper use of em dashes. Truth be told, I'm probably the worst person to ask about em dashes because I love em dashes—to the point where I may overuse them. So this Writing Wednesday is just as much for me as it is for the six other people [...]

How’s It Going to Be

We're barely a month into the new year and I'm already overwhelmed by everything we have planned. It's a great problem to have. I've always enjoyed traveling. And I'm not saying that in a "this is what makes me special" way—I cannot overstate how much I hate when people do that. Tell me something interesting about [...]