Random Life Update: November

Hello everyone! Here at the Reschly house we are covered in grease and drowning in sweets. That means only one thing - Hanukah has arrived! Originally I was going to do my traditional post about it, but as it is already the sixth night and I'm too tired to do a whole different post, I'll … Continue reading Random Life Update: November

Call for Adventure – How Mountains Bring Out Our Deep Desire for More

I want to see mountains again, Gandalf – mountains; and then find somewhere where I can rest. ~Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring Deep within us all is a desire for adventure; a desire to break free from the normality’s of life and face peril and hardship and reward. We love to read about it … Continue reading Call for Adventure – How Mountains Bring Out Our Deep Desire for More

A De-Energized Writer, Halloween Protests, Guinea Pigs and Ketchup: Realities of Life After a Move

The day started like any other day this past month. That meant one thing: chaos. This is particularly hard for a schedule-loving writer who is in the middle of a three week writing competition. I had been doing great. The first two weeks of the competition were a breeze. I finished novella and short story … Continue reading A De-Energized Writer, Halloween Protests, Guinea Pigs and Ketchup: Realities of Life After a Move

Phases of a Caffeinated Writer

I've always loved to write. As I kid, I sat at the old broken laptop and painstakingly pressed each key and typed out the story of my limited life and experience with chickens. (And I was so proud when I spelled computer correctly). As a tween, I would write for hours a day and create … Continue reading Phases of a Caffeinated Writer

Hidden Treasures

One of the big things that I do each move is to downsize and get rid of a lot of needless junk. I am an extremely sentimental person. I still have a coffee stirrer that I got when I was like seven or eight and we were moving. Don't ask why I kept it. 'cause … Continue reading Hidden Treasures

You Know You’re A Writer When…

Hey everyone! Welcome back to DOTL. Ready for some fun memes and you-know-you're-a-writer-when's! You want to experience fainting or have someone knock you unconscious – just so you know how it feels and can write from experience. You’re willing to do crazy things to better understand what your characters go through. Go into a crowd … Continue reading You Know You’re A Writer When…

Hobbies Matter: My Top Five

Welcome back to Daughter of the Light, friends! Today I'll be talking about my top five hobbies! I just finished reading Annie Down's new book This Sounds Like Fun. It was soo good (everyone, go buy it right now!) but it got me thinking about the importance of having fun hobbies - things that don't … Continue reading Hobbies Matter: My Top Five

A World That No Longer Makes Sense

Tonight I came to the conclusion that life doesn’t make sense. I look around at this broken world and I wonder what happened? Where did the joy go? Why is there so much suffering and so little hope to combat it? Why is evil so prevalent and why does good seem so small? Is it … Continue reading A World That No Longer Makes Sense

Random Life Update: June

Where did June go? Man, you guys, this month just flew by. I blinked and the calendar had switched from June to July. It doesn't really feel like summer. It's hot, but it's also been insanely rainy. Some days it feels more like fall! In fact, I'm listening to Christmas music as I write this, … Continue reading Random Life Update: June

The Girl Who Didn’t Believe In Heroes

There once was a girl who didn’t believe in heroes. While she mocked others for having them, she secretly longed for one. But she knew that no one could ever be her hero...no one cared enough to notice her. She was determined to be self-sufficient. She needed no one. Then the Great Darkness came and … Continue reading The Girl Who Didn’t Believe In Heroes

Random Life Update: February

Uuuh, so yeah, this is a little late. But I completely forgot about writing this post, so it was very last minute, lol. Life (Random picture of peppers) February was a really busy month, which is funny because February's are normally really boring. We had So. Many. Appointments. It was crazy. I had OT every … Continue reading Random Life Update: February

Helpless

I feel helpless a lot more than I wish. When I see someone I love struggling with the same things that I struggled with in the past (or still do), it’s easy to feel helpless. I can’t take their hurt away. I can’t rescue them. I can’t do anything to force their pain away. This … Continue reading Helpless

Six Years: How Fast Life Can Change

Hey. I was walking through the store a couple days ago, passing Valentine's Day discount candy and listening to Yoveil chatter about how much she wanted to buy literally everything she saw (even the cat food). XD And then I had an idea: wouldn't it be funny to do a blog post about how much … Continue reading Six Years: How Fast Life Can Change

The Good Christian: lies that Christians believe

As Christians, it’s easy to fall into the trap that says we have to be perfect. It’s easy to believe that if we’re broken, God must be disappointed in us. When things like mental illness, pain, questions, etc. come up, it is easy to want to hide them because we think that GOOD Christians shouldn’t … Continue reading The Good Christian: lies that Christians believe