Gratitude

Well. Wow. Uh, where do I even start? I meant to wake up early today to not only explore more of the city on my last day here, but also start writing my full recap of this weekend. Instead, I was running on the most epic of highs last night and didn’t sleep until 3AM… then the post-con wave of exhaustion hit me hard and I conked out til nearly noon today.

Oops.

I’m now sitting in the Seattle airport – yes, Seattle, because I have a two hour layover here – to try and string together words, but I’ve been overwhelmed with gratitude and a heck of a lot of joy, so forgive this brief post which isn’t what I had originally intended to feature today. To say that this weekend exceeded my expectations is the understatement of the year, and we’re only two weeks into it.

To prove my point:

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Yeah. This happened. And this isn’t even everything.

Did everything I’d intended go to plan? No, not quite.

Was it better than I’d intended? Absolutely.

This Wednesday, I’ll be back to regular posting with recaps and new tips and tricks I learned from my convention experience. If you’d like a few more photos and videos or me YELLING IN EXCITEMENT, please visit my instagram or my twitter, as I was posting often over the weekend.

Thank you especially, Tom Payne. Thank you especially, Jennifer Akerman.

Thank you to the rest of the TWD cast. Thank you to the entire Walker Stalker / FanFest crew, and Celeb Photo Ops team. This weekend was absolutely unforgettable.

29 is off to an amazing start.

In the meantime, I’m going to revel in this a bit more, so thanks for bearing with me in the meantime.

Talk soon everyone. 🙂

*tap tap* Is This Thing On?

Well hello there! Happy 2018!

If you’ve followed along with my life on my other forms of social media, then you’ll know that I’ve had an incredibly busy last long while. Real life came first with work and family,  and all of that essentially ate my brain.

While my absence was borne out of necessity, it also unfortunately killed my creative outlets beyond my Instagram which, to be honest, was complete bummer! I’m at my creative best when I have writing and photography together tied in with all my other passions: fandom, food, travel, music, makeup… and everything in between, and the last eighteen or so months had that stifled. Well, it’s a new year and mostly-the-same-but-better-me has decided to take the reins and bring that back to life.

I’m delighted to let you know that The Shortcrust is back in action and it’s also going to be updated regularly. We’re talking multiple times a week! I already have the entirety of January scheduled, with more to come.

Next weekend, I’m flying out to Portland for my birthday which happens to coincide with Walker Stalk Con / Heroes & Villains Fan Fest. I’m incredibly stoked for that and will be featuring plenty of posts connected to it – from tips on how to pack and how to prepare for a convention to hotel and restaurant reviews and plenty of fandom fun in between!

So for now, I hope you have an amazing day (or night, wherever you are) – and I’ll see you back here on Friday!

27 things on my 27th

Well hello there.

Today, I am 27 years old. Officially at that age where I can say I’m close to 30, officially at that age where I can look back on the last decade of my life and measure up what I’ve done, what I’ve yet to do, and what I’ve accomplished. It’s a dizzying, heady feeling and it’s easy to have it overwhelm me if I’m not careful!

SO.

Instead of focusing on that, I thought this site’s revival was long overdue, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to look back on 27 reasons why the heck I was so busy in 2015 in the first place. (Spoiler alert: travel involved).

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