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The Sad Society: Our Social Competition of Suffering


This is a post I've wanted to write since before I launched TCFL. I made an attempt at writing it a month ago, but I couldn't get the words to come out right. This is something that has lingered in my consciousness over the last few years, starting as emotional responses to observations I made, and then the thought slowly taking shape as I pondered and wondered. I've figured out what I'm observing, but even now, I don't know how to confront it, change it, end it.

Life with Cat Ears: 10 Reasons I'd be a Good Cat

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If you haven't figured it out, I like cats. My Cat Babe Wishlist and my second Cat Babe Wishlist probably gave it away, but hey, I'm always happy to remind you. I'm a nice girl. My thorough love for cats often has me thinking what a good cat I would be.

008: Threaded

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I’ve been held together by thread,
Threading thoughts
I filter through teeth,
Scraping away unpleasantries
And truths I thought might make you
Leave.
A thread I guided with trembled hand,
Going over and over mistakes,
Tricks of mind, personal deceptions,
Leaving lumped cross stitching
To be the perception of me.
I taste what I should have said
As I choke on the thread
Coming up my throat.
It’s smooth, water,
Cheek to earth,
Natural – where I was
Before I picked up a needle.
Here I am,
Starting to unravel.

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Feelin' Myself Friday: 50 Ideas for Relaxing Evenings at Home

It's about time I do a post about Feelin' Myself Friday! Where would I be without it? I started doing it this year, and it has made aaaall the difference in my life. Essentially, Feelin' Myself Friday is an evening (Friday, obvi) where I spend time pampering myself and practicing self-care.

What Makes You Happy: Discovering Happiness in Three Categories

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Geez. Ain't that the question? Happiness and how I find it in my life have been at the forefront of my mind since I graduated college. Like, my life isn't determined by some formula anymore. There's no clear cut next step. I could travel, get a job, move across the country, who knows! I mean, everything is possible. My life is what I make it now, so I've been asking myself how do I live a life that makes me happy?