Book Review: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Book Review: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh was on my reading list for a long time. Not only was I naturally drawn to the melancholy Austen-era woman on the cover, but it also got tons of great buzz both online and from my reader/writer friends. I finally got the book from the library and finished reading it a week or two ago. For a book with a lot of lead-up in my life, it seems like I’m taking almost as long to process it in the aftermath of reading it.

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How To Do A Creative Retreat At Home

How To Do A Creative Retreat At Home

In my last post, Why You Should Do A Creative Retreat, I talked about the value of doing a creative getaway. But maybe you have kids, you don’t work 100% remotely, or travel expenses aren’t in the budget right now. For that reason, I wanted to couple the blog’s most recent post with a follow-up on how to get the benefits and some of the experiences of doing a creative retreat without having to leave home.

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Why You Should Do A Creative Retreat

Why You Should Do A Creative Retreat

I’d always dreamed of going on a creative retreat. I love the idea of secluding myself in a beautiful location, far away from the distractions of everyday life, and focusing my time and attention on my creative writing projects. If you’ve been toying with the idea of doing a creative retreat but have some hesitations, here’s why I think they are totally and completely worth it!

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Super Easy DIY Valentines

Super Easy DIY Valentines

Although I don't usually send Valentine's Day cards, the desire to get creative one evening had me getting out my markers and putting together these super easy DIY Valentines. I'm not much of a visual artist so I went for really simple and minimal designs that I think pretty much anyone can recreate. If you're looking to make something with a personal touch this Valentines Day, give one of these designs a try!

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