That’s the question that I imagine is asked to my not-quite-on-hiatus-blog. I have not been blogging as often as I should be, due to a busy schedule that is not as busy anymore. To answer this question, here’s a hint: I got married! Planning a wedding and actually getting married takes a lot of time,… Continue reading What’s Been Going On, Amanda?
I started off today with a heavy heart – today marks the 21st year since my dad’s passing. But today also marks the day my Ancestry DNA results came in! I just think it’s so cool how I can see and appreciate my heritage on such a sad anniversary. Here are the results (Main percentages… Continue reading Ancestry DNA Results!
After the tragedy of June 12th, everyone had a different response. Those directly affected wept, or are no longer able to weep because they are no longer alive; those who knew people who knew victims shared in their friends’ grief; and those in the LGBT community bore heavy hearts. But others based their responses on… Continue reading How Not to Respond to the #PulseShooting
Okay, so I’m not actually starting a revolution. But it rhymes with resolution, therefore adding to the sound of the title. Anyway, I’m not a fan of the word Resolution. There is no promise behind it. I can say it all I want, but the “resolve” is so easy to break in this context. There… Continue reading Resolution Revolution
2015 has been a year of changes. A year of lessons, and a year of achievements. I read 124 books. I played some great video games. My first chapbook of poetry was published. I made mistakes, I grew as a person. I grew mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I lived with a whole new set of… Continue reading So long, 2015
I have always been inspired by the writing community. The community of writers has proven itself time and time again that they are willing to help one another in a gentle, motivational environment. Most groups have arguments, disagreements, or are full of harmful stereotypes due to radical beliefs. But I have never heard of a… Continue reading The Kickstarter Campaign of Writer Takatsu and How You Can Help
No, this isn’t about the fanfic I wrote at the age of 14 where my self-inserted character was the great-great-great granddaughter of Dumbledore. Everybody I know has a story about how the Harry Potter series affected them; I have one too. This is the story of how the Boy Who Lived and his story have… Continue reading My Harry Potter Story