School · Writing

Best Time Of The Year

I love the time right before school starts because I have an excuse to buy school supplies and stationery.

Back to school shopping, in my opinion, is the best kind of shopping.

As you can imagine, I live for this kind of stuff.

I end up buying pens and notebooks I use for writing rather than studying. For my own work rather than schoolwork. 

I regret nothing. 

Personal Reflection

August 2015: What I Love Birthday Edition

So I finally get to explain why my “What I Love” posts are on the 22nd of every month.

Cue drumroll please.

No? Okay.

My birthday is August 22, 1997.

I figured it’s fitting to devote a monthly post in honour of something or someone I love. At the very least, it’ll make me more appreciative of all that I have.

Because I’m turning 18 today and I’ll already be a year older by the time this post is up, I’m making a list of 22 concepts/people/things I love. In no particular order, of course.

  1. Speaking of lists, I love them.
  2. The number 22 for obvious reasons.
  3. August. I’m lucky I don’t have to go to school on my birthday.
  4. Simple Plan. I need to see them play live.
  5. School supplies and stationery. I’m cheating, I know.
  6. Shopping. Um, uh…let’s move on.
  7. Good food. I adore eating.
  8. Great music. How does anyone hate it?
  9. Red. It’s my favourite colour.
  10. Challenges. Bring them on.
  11. Teachers and mentors. I am indebted to them.
  12. My family for supporting me and stroking my ego.
  13. My friends for making me cry tears of laughter and joy.
  14. My enemies for telling me lies that I will never allow to be true.
  15. Pens for composing my stories.
  16. Notebooks for carrying my words.
  17. Dancing. And all things associated with it like dancers or dance shoes.
  18. Blogging. Again, anything related to blogging as well. Other blogs. Beautiful bloggers.
  19. Writing. Creating characters gives me life.
  20. Reading. Books were my first love.
  21. Myself. Because self-love is important.
  22. You! I don’t say this enough though I ought to; I love you.

Aspiring Writer’s Birthday Wishlist

I am penning a wishlist and publishing it on this blog even though nobody in my family visits this site except one of my cousins. And he comes on here occasionally when he’s really, really bored. Emphasis on the really, really bored part.


Anything that I do not currently own and have not read is the ideal gift. Ha, good luck with that.


I am dying to go back to school shopping. Most of what I buy isn’t even used for school related purposes. Stationery fuels my writing life. Pens, notebooks, paper, and just about anything else you can imagine.


For those days where I need a bit of inspiration. However, I detest my aforementioned cousin’s taste in songs. I should feel sorry but I don’t.

A publishing deal

*Insert fading laughter…AHAHAHAHAHahahahaha*

Here’s to many happy birthdays.


What To Give A Writer For Christmas

What to give a writer for Christmas—which is two days away—will vary greatly depending on the writer.

Still some good gift ideas are listed below if you wish to please that writer in your life. This list is in no particular order and is not exhaustive either. 

  1. Books. Every serious writer is also a serious reader. 

  2. Notebooks. Every writer owns enough notebooks to fill a room or two. One more wouldn’t hurt. 

  3. Stationery. Pens, highlighters, post-it notes, etc. Anything you’d buy a child going back to school suits a writer trying to make a living. 

  4. Money. Everyone needs money, however; nobody needs money more than an aspiring writer. 

  5. Clean clothes. Just clothes would work too since writers aren’t the most hygienic species existing on earth. 

  6. Coffee, tea, and/or other stimulants. Keeping a writer hydrated and fed reduces burnout and writer’s block. They’ll thank you later.

  7. Gift cards. Gift cards to bookstores like Chapters or Barnes and Nobles, to office supply stores like Staples or Office Depot, etc., allows the writer to buy what they fancy. You know how picky writers are.  

But, of course, the best gift you can give a writer is time. And lots of it.