Category: Life

2021 Wrap-Up and Goals for 2022

2021 Wrap-Up and Goals for 2022

2021 has felt rather long, and yet the end of the year came up really fast. I feel like I’m scrambling to get everything prepped for January and the start of the new year. As just a piece of wrapping up 2021 and prepping for 2022, here’s a recap of the year past and a look at some of my goals for the coming year.

2021: An Overview

This year was split into Continue reading “2021 Wrap-Up and Goals for 2022”

Top Reads of 2021

Top Reads of 2021

We’re approaching the end of the year, which means it’s time to take a look back, and the most fun part of that is looking back on the year’s reads! I’ve read 51 books thus far (just one shy of my goal!), most of them classics and nonfiction, and apparently most of them were good if my average rating for the year is 4.5 (thanks Goodreads).

I want to share the books that you’ll most likely find interesting, so this part one will be mostly fiction and the nonfiction that can be applied to writing, and I’ll do a part two looking at the more worldview-/theology-/life-related books on Within the Static for those who are interested in those as well. (There might be a couple of overlap books that end up on both lists.)

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Selected Stats

The Longest Book I read this year was Continue reading “Top Reads of 2021”

October 2021 Wrap-Up

October 2021 Wrap-Up

Another month is nearly over and another is upon us. Personally, I’m ready for October to be over; it’s been way too gloomy for my liking and I’m ready to move on. But I’m not sure I’m ready for the holiday season to be here already; not because I don’t like the holidays, just because Continue reading “October 2021 Wrap-Up”

September 2021 Wrap-Up

September 2021 Wrap-Up

Can you believe it’s almost October?? I don’t know if it’s the fact that I was gone all summer or just the usual shock that fall is already here and there are only three months left in the year, but it feels like this year has flown by. And this month somehow seems like it was super short and at the same time like it’s been a lifetime already!


I’ve made a lot of progress Continue reading “September 2021 Wrap-Up”

All About You Around the Blogosphere Tag

Thank you to Kristianne at Whimsical Wanderings for today’s tag!


  • Answer the following questions
  • Tag at least a couple other bloggers
  • Have them answer these questions


What’s your favorite book/book series and why?

I’m pretty sure my answer to this question changes Continue reading “All About You Around the Blogosphere Tag”