That Time of the Year Again

Hello All,

Hope Halloween was a blast. This November may very well be too, at least for me. I’ve decided to try NaNoWriMo again, and see how far I can get this year in one of my projects. So far, I’ve written seven pages of notes, and typed about 3621 words. So far, so good.

Anyone else participating? And if so, what’s your project about?


Exit Hiatus

Now that my college life is officially over (for now), I have finally been able to return to some of my more enjoyable hobbies. Mainly, writing. (Blogging included.) I’d like to thank several of you who have reached out to me in the last few days to ask how I was doing, and for your birthday well-wishes. (Thanks Dan!)

First things first, I feel like this blog needs a change, so I’ve decided to change its name. I feel like I’ve outgrown the whole philosophy of living in the moment, and have started facing the world head on. I’m not a kid anymore, though my inner child remains in permanent denial, and the world I live in is not perfect. But it is, it exists and I look forward to learning more from it.

Well, thanks for your patience guys. Take care and have a great week.

Best, Mary

Midori Photoshoot: My notebook throughout the last couple weeks.


As of this morning. This beautiful charm is also from the lovely Raissa. It looks amazing on my Midori. Instant love.


Reading Frankenstein at Starbucks before work. I love writing down memorable quotes.


A bit of decorating.


A page with some German tea sleeves. You can see the charm I had on it before.


One of my handmade flower bookmarks.


This one is from the beginning of the year, with Picadilly inserts and my Purple Al-Star.

For more pictures, follow me on instagram at: tobelieveinmermaids

Personal Studies


Last night I finally got my copy of Frankenstein back from my sister (who was using it as a prop no less), and had the chance to plow through the introductions and one of the main characters first letters. So far I’m on chapter 3, where Frankenstein (the doctor, not the creation) is explaining the series of events that lead to him being stranded in Russian ice waters to his savior, Captain Walton. It’s a slow read, but interesting and surprisingly very easy to follow for something nearing two hundred years in age. What has everyone else been reading lately?

Surprise Happy Mail!

So this arrived this morning and completely made my morning!

A package from Raissa! (Look how the colors coordinate!) I think this is the coral edition of the Lamy Safari, but I’m not one hundred percent sure. Either way, I love the color! (I was actually considering getting the coral edition after my charcoal safari met it’s demise under a misplaced acetone swab.)
Well, anyway thanks again Raissa!!

The thoughts, videos and general randomness of a young writer.