Get a degree in business and creative writing Hike the entire Appalachian trail Work for the military (as a civilian) Move to a different state or country. Preferably in the mountains. Either the Appalachians or up in Alaska somewhere. Learn to snowboard properly so I can understand why my husband loves it. Learn another language … Continue reading Things I’d like to do with my life someday.
Educated by Tara Westover
Educated by Tara Westover Title: Educated Author: Tara Westover Publisher: Random House (2018) Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir Summary Growing up in the shadow of Buck’s Peak in Idaho, Tara’s family is suspicious of the outside world: of the government, of medical care, of schooling. In spite of physical, emotional, educational, and mental neglect, she is able to … Continue reading Educated by Tara Westover
And it snows.
Snow branches. Photo by Ashley French copyright January 2023 It’s been snowing off and I’m the past week. I took my dog for a walk in the snow and he was so happy. We then went for a hike in the woods, which I enjoyed since no one else had been there really and the … Continue reading And it snows.
What was your dream job as a child? A writer and a veterinarian. I wanted to take care of animals and then write stories about animals. I still want to write to a certain extent but I’m not sure about being a veterinarian. Too much science. I’m sure if I went for it now it … Continue reading Dream job.
Who is your favorite author and why? I haven’t really read one author exclusively for a long time. I suppose my favorite author would be Phillipa Gregory as I’ve read a lot of her books and will pretty much buy any of her books if I see one I don’t own yet. She’s a historian … Continue reading Favorite Authors
What irritates you about the joke you live in? It’s small There’s not enough storage space No garage so the husband has to use the small bedroom next to ours as a storage room for his tools and outdoor stuff, reducing my ability to fully utilize both spare bedrooms. Other bedroom is also a storage … Continue reading Irritating homes.
What does your dream life look like? I always think about this question and my thoughts rotate around different aspects of life as some things look more appealing at different points in my life. My dream life would be full of travel and not just around my own country. There’s so many countries and cultures … Continue reading Dream life.
What’s your favorite meal to cook or eat? It all depends on my mood, I believe. I don’t eat beef to be honest, it usually feels heavy in my stomach. My favorite meals usually include chicken, fish, or some other kind of poultry. Baked chicken with rice or mashed potatoes and a vegetable is heavenly … Continue reading Meal.
What chore do you find the most challenging to do? Doing the dishes. We don’t have a dishwasher and my husband likes to eat so I’m constantly cleaning up dishes and I find it annoying because it dries my hands out and it takes time to dry them and put them away afterwards. Second most … Continue reading Challenging Chores
Success is sometimes a foggy idea. Photo by Ashley French December 2022 How do you define success? I struggle with the idea of what success means. For a long time, I’ve subscribed to the idea of success to mean have a great job with lots of money, a big house, and lots of travel. I … Continue reading Defining success.