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Prepare for Some Major Changes…

Some big things are going to happen to The Modern Austen! Please be patient while I work on these changes 🙂 My blog may be down for a bit! Thanks for your understanding, everyone. Advertisements

Dear August,

Dear August,

Alas, we finally meet, August. The month of preparations and changes. The month that seemed so far away, and yet, here you are. You already started with a bang, celebrating my last day of my summer job with “A Night at Hogwarts.” Well played, August. You seem to know me well already. (Might this be … Continue reading

Blogging “Burn Out”

Blogging “Burn Out”

  I’ve hit that point. That point when you question whether or not you want to continue what it is that you’re doing. You question whether or not you have the time or energy or resources to do it. And you know that if you stop it now, you won’t pick it up again (at … Continue reading

Insta-Friday 7.27.12

Insta-Friday 7.27.12

My week at a glance, via Insta-Friday at Life Rearranged.  On Tuesday, I headed to Aaron’s where he showed me his new bow. I attempted to pull it back, but wasn’t strong enough 😦 Womp womp. Oh well. It was pretty cute to watch regardless 😉 Meet Luna. This is Aaron’s family puppy. She’s a … Continue reading

Today I am Twenty-Two

Today I am Twenty-Two

Today is my 22nd birthday!

I am a mix of emotions today, but mostly exhausted, to be completely honest.

People often say they don’t feel any different when they celebrate their birthday. Waking up that morning feels like any other morning. And I do feel that way. I don’t feel like I’m different than I was only 24 hours ago. But to me, there’s something about claiming my age, twenty-two years old, that does feel different. It feels like trying on a pair of shoes for the first time. Stiff, uncertain about how it will fit, snug, exciting, shiny and new. 

I guess it feels different because this will be the most crucial year of my entire life up to this point. Everything will change. It’s not the kind of change that happened last year when I turned 21 and could–gasp–legally drink. Yes, that was an exciting time and I DID experience a lot of change over the past year, but this is big girl stuff I’m about to face. I don’t know what’s in store, but I hope that my 22nd year of life is filled with joys and challenges that will shape me into the woman I’m supposed to be.

In celebration of this day, I thought it would only be appropriate if I shared twenty-two things that I am grateful for and that have given me such joy over my lifetime thus far.

I am grateful for… Continue reading

Insta-Friday

Insta-Friday

I saw a link to Insta-Fridays (hosted by Life Rearranged) on The Pleated Poppy and thought it would be fun to join in! Here’s what I’ve been up to in the past week via Instagram photos: This is where I spend my afternoons during the week. Normally, I am sitting by the pool, rotating to … Continue reading

Book Review: Miles to Go

Book Review: Miles to Go

Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans My rating: 3 of 5 stars When I found a recommendation for this book, I (stupidly) did not realize it was the second book in a trilogy; I LOVE Richard Paul Evans, however, so I decided to read it anyway. Not having read the first book, I didn’t … Continue reading

My “Strange” Addiction

My “Strange” Addiction

I have a strange addiction. Okay, maybe in the blogosphere, it’s really not so strange, but really–I have a problem.  And today, I am going to share that problem with you in hopes of reining in my obsession/habit/addiction/problem (whatever you want to label it) and also to share that there are benefits to it, too. … Continue reading

Pardon the Changes…

I’m testing out some new themes and such for the blog. Don’t be alarmed! Let me know what you think. I’m pretty limited right now since I’m not on my own domain and everything just yet, but hopefully I can keep it looking niceish in the meantime!