Yes, I realize it’s April and I live in Massachusetts. It isn’t ~exactly~ beach weather. So talking about the beach seems a little premature. But bear with me here. 👇👇👇 Three reasons why we’d even bother going there. (Plus a bonus point, if you stay til the end!) 1. Seize the moment Last week (between the snow and the frost advisory), we had a day that was 70° and gorgeous. (Welcome to New England.) As I was running errands, with a to-do list as long as your arm — I happened to drive by a beach. “One of these days,” … Continue reading Who cares about going to the beach? (in April?!)
Everyone knows free stickers are the best. So here’s how you can enter to win some yourself! But first: A quote — Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. — Mason Cooley Doesn’t … Continue reading Giveaway! Because FREE stickers are objectively better than non-free stickers
I found out on Friday. The newspaper job I’ve had for ten years (first job out of college) has come to an end. I’m not entirely sure how to write this, because I don’t know how to present it properly. … Continue reading So, I got laid off
I love when the internet offers up a good idea for a change. I follow Ashlyn Carter on Instagram — a copywriter who offers lots of good tips on how to find your voice, etc etc etc. Last week, I … Continue reading Choosing a word of the year
If you’re lucky, you have people in your life who push you. Not, like, off a cliff (avoid those people) — but who push you to be better than you were the day before. My friend Amanda is one of … Continue reading It’s her fault I illustrated a book
“Don’t worry, I’ll remember.” ^^^ one of the lies I tell myself ^^^ Do you tell yourself that? You know you should write something down, leave … Continue reading “Don’t worry, I’ll remember”: Why artists don’t make the best accountants
Yep, the Em annoys you with cat drawings All. The. Time. Good news! She isn’t gonna do that anymore. Well … sort of. Instead, she’s going … Continue reading Hello, Facebook. It’s me, Em.
If at all possible, I like to overdo things. Sometimes it feels like All The Things. But that’s the problem: I WANT to do All The Things! Life is short, right? Especially when you’re only five feet tall. (hah…. short … Continue reading Inktober and NaNoWriMo: Sometimes you can’t do All The Things
Do you ever surprise yourself? Not like, show up after work with a pumpkin spice latte as a self-reward for getting through a particularly Monday-ish Wednesday. … Continue reading I guess I can draw a witch. Who knew?