A Poem/A Prayer

Due to my overactive imagination, there are some days when I have thousands of ideas for blog entries, article pitches, and stories. In the literary world, this is a blessing--but lately, it doesn't feel that way. Call it procrastination or laziness if you must, but it doesn't change the fact that I often feel frustrated and overwhelmed because I … Continue reading A Poem/A Prayer

a small update

Why, hello there! I have returned from my (unintended) hiatus and come back to the blogging world with more cat pictures and Pokémon references that you ever thought were possible. I was shocked to see that it has been almost a month since my last blog post. In my defense, July has been a bit of a whirlwind. … Continue reading a small update

Friends, Waffles, and Work: Athens, GA

Despite the fact that I lived in Georgia for part of my childhood, I still feel like the entire state is brand-new--and fortunately for a wanderlust-ridden twenty-something like me, there are dozens of places to explore. Last week, our friends Abby and Chris invited Drew and I on a double date adventure to Athens, GA. … Continue reading Friends, Waffles, and Work: Athens, GA

Friends, Waffles, and Work: June 5

As promised, we are back to our regularly scheduled programming here at Quills and Crystals! Obviously, last week wasn't quite as action-packed as the week that we spent in Florida. I miss the ocean terribly, but stepping back into my daily routine feels more refreshing and less monotonous after a few days of vacation. And yet, in … Continue reading Friends, Waffles, and Work: June 5

ANXIETY: the mental health post

Disclaimer/Trigger Warning: May is Mental Health Month. This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for months now, and I knew I couldn't wait any longer. This post focuses on anxiety, but I also mention depression and suicide. Obviously, I am not a mental health professional, and mental illness can manifest in different ways. If … Continue reading ANXIETY: the mental health post

Friends, Waffles, and Work: TGIF

It's finally Friday, and what a week it has been!  The majority of my time has been spent either applying for jobs or working, but I've also been trying to focus on blogging (can you tell?) and catching up on sleep. Exciting, I know. Still, those everyday tasks have a way of building up until … Continue reading Friends, Waffles, and Work: TGIF

Friends, Waffles, and Work: Choosing Joy

Last week, I started a new series called "Friends, Waffles, and Work" because I felt overwhelmed--which, honestly, is just something that happens when you are extremely sensitive and easily stressed. Despite the challenges I am currently facing, I know it is not my circumstances that cause so much stress: it is my own negativity. I set incredibly high … Continue reading Friends, Waffles, and Work: Choosing Joy

Friends, Waffles, and Work: First Edition

Leslie Knope, one of my favorite television characters of all time, says that the important things in life are friends, waffles, and work. "Friends, Waffles, and Work" is my newest series of blog entries, inspired by Gala Darling's  Things I Love Thursday and other bloggers who take the time to write about things they love and … Continue reading Friends, Waffles, and Work: First Edition