Hello, internet!  It’s taken a while, but I am now all moved and settled in.  My new home is a far cry from the San Diego suburb where I grew up, but this quiet little town is maybe just what the doctor ordered for my hectic, self-made schedule.  Since I’ve been here I’ve already made some headway in my alternate personality as a purveyor of fine handbound journals and notebooks, and I’ve done a good amount of writing, which brings me close to 7000 words on my young adult paranormal.


Life here is… well, like I said, quiet.  My brother and I drove through hours of hot dessert, and still hot mountain terrain to get to a surprisingly hot Utah valley.  I knew, cognitively, that it gets hot in Utah, but driving from Southern California, you sort of assume you’re headed to a cooler climate.  Or at the very least, that once you get out of the desert, things will start to cool down.

But I really didn’t mind much.  Driving through this country (as I’ve done a lot) of over the past year, you really get a feel for just how big it is, just how much open land and sky is out there.  It makes goals seem that much more reachable, somehow.  If there’s so much world out  there, there has to be a place for everybody, yes?

Anyhow, this is what I’ve been thinking.

I hope you all have been doing well.   It’s starting to cool off here in Utah now, and while we may have a few more hot days, for the most part the temperature will drop, drop, drop, from here on out.  I’ll be back to my routine book reviews and such now that I’m settled in, so keep an eye out.  Glad to be back, too!

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    THIS: If there’s so much world out there, there has to be a place for everybody, yes?

    Is the reason I want to travel. Sometimes, in my little corner of the U.S. I forget just how big and diverse the country is. And among the thousands who live in the New England area, it’s easy to get lost and forget how much potential I actually have.

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    P.S. What an IMPRESSIVE Etsy shop. I already have a wish list going!

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