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dilettante.

I've been dabbling in photography off and on for years now. It's one of my eight million and one hobbies that I never quite seem to practice consistently, which I'm mostly okay with at this point. Maybe I should focus on just one to become exceptional, but I like dipping my toes in a little bit of everything. I don't have the attention span to focus on one. The only time this tendency becomes an issue is when I'm writing because I can't seem to … Read More

who do i write for?

I'll write for myself, whether anyone else reads it or not. But then—if I write something, then choose to submit it, or write something and choose to publish it, does that negate my declaration to write only for myself? Does writing for myself mean hiding it away in my hard drive forever? I mean, probably not. But it still feels a little disingenuous to claim I'm writing for myself only to put it out into the world after all. This is a … Read More

june 2020 | life lately.

Our house was blessed with a loveliness of ladybugs (really, look it up!), and I take that to be a good sign for our future in this home. I would surprise no one by saying there's been an absurd amount of plain shit going on. Global pandemic, civil rights movements, murder hornets, alien invasion... Wait, that one hasn't happened yet. Anyway, you understand what I'm saying. And in the midst of it all, survival--literal and … Read More

alternate realities.

I can't sleep. I wouldn't even say it's that late (10:45pm as I type), but it's the latest I've been awake in weeks. Since moving into our temporary housing, I've managed to fall asleep by ten every night and be up by six-thirty every morning. It's been a wonderful routine, but something's just off tonight, and I can't quite seem to make it work. Maybe it's something in the air. Maybe it's the Beltane sabbat energy. Maybe it's just poor luck. I … Read More

before it was cool.

This post contains affiliate links; if you choose to click through and make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. In November, I started watching Jenna Fischer's bread baking videos on Instagram, which lead me to ordering Bonnie Ohara's Bread Baking for Beginners—previously mentioned in my eight-hour no-knead bread post—and diving headfirst into the world of bread baking. I'd been making bread for a while before … Read More

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Hi, I’m Sonya, and I’m a crafty cottage witch.

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