I’ve done this tag before, but Emer tagged me a second time and I DON’T WANT TO WORK ON MY DRAFT. Continue reading “OMG This Song Book Tag: Round 2”
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I started this blog as a “portfolio” for “serious writing” (per some professional advice that would have better suited someone else.)
Over the years, Narrative Paradise morphed into a book blog…of sorts.
I don’t write book reviews (very often) or participate in reading challenges.
I DO post book tags and gush about my favorite series.
I occasionally publish posts about faith, politics, and/or mental health.
Oh, and I MAY have turned this site into an unofficial Maggie Stiefvater fan blog.
More accurately, Narrative Paradise operates as an unofficial Ronan Lynch blog.
I’m not kidding.
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My schedule the past few weeks has been nothing short of crazy.
The minute I devote myself to a new creative project, things get busy.
Oh, and I’ve spent the last few months contemplating quitting improv.
DAMN YOU, IMPROV. Continue reading “Extended hiatus + April awards”
Christian author Rachel Held Evans died this morning. Continue reading “Remembering Rachel Held Evans”
Won’t lie, didn’t love 2018. Continue reading “Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective”
I upped my meds this week.
I’m amazed at how much better I feel.
I made it to Saturday Morning yoga for the first time in two months. I wrapped all my Christmas presents. I joined friends for karaoke, even though it was past my bedtime.
Additionally, a whole host of dark thoughts about singleness disappeared. I no longer spend nights crying in my bath tub.
One extra pill was enough to banish weeks’ worth of depression and despair regarding my relationship status.
Now, instead of clogging my brain at every moment, the thoughts sit waiting for an opportunity.
I don’t have to reach very far to find them. Continue reading “Alone at Christmas”