Places I Stopped

I recently finished the book Places I Stopped on the Way Home and found it deeply powerful. Inspired by Meg (I mean it when I say that this is the deep, heart wrenching, incredible book I’d like to write one day), I decided to write about five of my own “places I stopped.” I picked a place or a thing or an experience, set a timer for five minutes, and wrote. As I wrote, some themes emerged. Without further ado, here’s an incomplete list of places I stopped on the way home.

You Can Go Home Again: Boston 2019

I went home to Boston last Tuesday for the first time in almost a year. I’ve never, ever been away from home for that long. I was in Ireland for Christmas and in Michigan in May, so I’ve seen my family a lot, but the last time I was in Boston was in July of last year.

Weekend Update 06

This weekend was great, as evidenced by the fact that I’m writing about it on Thursday! I didn’t take a ton of photos but I did do a lot of things. On the list: Game of Thrones, a road race, a party, and more Game of Thrones.

Favorite Books of Quarter One

In my 2019 reading goals post, I said that one of the things that I wanted to commit to doing was writing more detailed thoughts on my favorite books I read each quarter. Why should we have to wait until the end of the year for me to write about my ultimate favorites? Here’s what I loved in Quarter One.


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Ellie | 26 | Los Angeles
I write things on the internet, run a lot of miles, and read a lot of books.

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