I absolutely love Halloween. Here's the thing, though: I'm not exactly sure why. It might be one of my top favorite holidays to celebrate. I loved dressing up as a kid and going Trick-or-Treating. As an adult, I didn't really get to do as much, but my boyfriend and some of his best friends also… Continue reading My Relationship With The Spooky and Scary
This is a topic I've written about a lot before, so it's not surprising that it's showing up again, especially as it's something I still struggle with: self-confidence. I'm still a lot better than I used to be, back in middle school, high school and maybe even college. I might even dare to claim I'm… Continue reading Concocting Confidence
This post is a little bit different than my usual musings, but it's been on my brain for a few weeks and hasn't disappeared yet, so I figured it must be worth writing about. A few weeks ago, I went to a concert with my Dad and sister. These two have always been my concert… Continue reading Growing Out of That Rock Scene
Hello, hello, hello! (Did anyone else think of Count Olaf after I wrote that? Because I sure as hell did.) But I also didn't mean for my greeting to be that creepy... Moving on! If you're a Tolkien nerd, then you might be aware of this really awesome con (or Moot) that is happening on… Continue reading Announcing MiddleMoot 2018!
I feel this one may be a little random, so please bear with me. It also might be a little controversial, because by the end of this post, I'm basically arguing with myself and telling myself I need to choose happiness more, instead of getting caught up in the little annoyances of life. Granted--and I… Continue reading Focusing on the Good
Hello, gentle reader! If you've been here before, then you might have noticed that things look a little different around here. If you're new, then welcome! Or, if you came from Erlebnisse, a special welcome to you, as you've just signed yourself up for not only book reviews that ramble and cuss a little too… Continue reading Reintroducing…
Hello, dear readers! I'm just popping in real quick to warn you all that Thoughts Stained is about to undergo quite a dramatic change, so it may be down over the weekend to make these changes happen. Without going into too many details, basically, I've finally come to the decision to merge my book review… Continue reading A New Direction