October must be one of my favorite months of the year. Weather-wise, at least, it’s beautiful here, and there’s a feeling of settling – not good, not bad, just regression towards and creation of a mean again. September is crazy and busy and tumultuous; October and November bring my favorite temperatures and a little bit more comfort in the ups and down, knowing that they’re more regular. I was home for a little while this October and spent quite a… Read more »

I’ve been in a reading slump lately. It’s kind of crazy for me to be in a reading slump, considering I learned to read early and have gone nearly non-stop since. Yet it’s been about a month since I finished a book, and I’ve started several. It’s weird, and unlike me. In some ways I think it might be the context – the busyness and slight insanity that is life right now. Well, always, but in particular right now. Oh… Read more »

I take comfort in routines. I always have, especially school routines. When I was younger, it was the timer we’d set every morning to count down the minutes until I had to go out to wait approximately three and a half minutes for the bus. It was (and is) getting my schedule at the beginning of the school year. It’s eating approximately the same breakfast at approximately the same time every day. It’s being where I want and need to… Read more »