all things new

If you are a frequent visitor (and if you are, I am flattered!), then you may have noticed some changes around here….

 

In an attempt to make this blog feel a little more official, I have changed the name to Quills and Crystals. Simply using my online moniker as a title just didn’t fuel my creativity or suit my perfectionist ways–so here we are! I wanted something that sounded literary and fairy tale-ish, but I’ll let you decide if it means anything more.

I’ve also changed the theme, but I haven’t exactly mastered this blog’s customization feature, so things look a little messy. General organization for blog posts and links are also works in progress. Honestly, though, what in life isn’t?

And that bit of fortune cookie wisdom leads me to my personal notes for this entry, and there sure are a lot of them. I’m a work in progress, too.

So! Without further ado, here are my updates from Katieland:

At this point, I have shared so many pictures that there probably isn’t a soul who doesn’t know that Drew and I have a feline friend, but that’s not going to stop me from writing about it. We adopted her from a friend’s relative who could no longer afford to keep her, and it was probably the best decision we could have made ever. We lovingly renamed her Constable Chubs (a name suggested by one of our friends). Isn’t she precious?

Staying cozy. 🐾🐱 #catsofinstagram #constablechubs #theconstable

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The Constable likes to sleep all day and sprint around our house at 4am. Her cuteness has only exacerbated my case of crazy cat ladyness, and it’s awesome. Sometimes I wish I could be a stay-at-home cat mom, but I don’t think that’s a thing. It should be a thing.

As great as that kind of life sounds, I have been lucky enough to find a part-time job at Barnes and Noble. Like any job, there are times when I don’t feel like working or days that are utterly exhausting; still, I can’t complain too much, because I am surrounded by books and coffee. As far as retail jobs go, it could be a lot worse.

Apart from my bookseller position, I’ve been doing some freelance writing for a marketing company. That can also be challenging; it can require a lot of research and a lot of time, but ultimately I am grateful for the experience.

Of course, there are new things come my way every day: new friends, new books, new places. New things to learn about God and relationships and my well-being. New pizza recipes and shows to watch. And when I think about it that way, it all seems like one big beautiful adventure.

Here’s to many more.

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