The purpose of The Paper Trail is to develop a proof of life trail, depicting where I’ve been and where I’m going. I love how I’ve developed over the last couple years, but I think this trail would be incomplete if I didn’t address how I developed before starting this blog.
These articles are about my influences – the events, people, and interests that led me to my current stage of life. I hope while perusing these posts you’ll learn a little bit more about me and maybe start considering your own pre-trail before you started keeping track of your own self-development too.
Today, I’m starting something new (and maybe a little strange). After every season, I write a review of what happened during that period of time – accomplishments, events, goals for the next season. It’s a mini update on my life and a measurement of self-growth. After all, calling this blog “The Paper Trail” has a…Read More
Inspirational quotes used to be my favorite thing in the world. They still are… I just don’t purposely look them up now. In my darkest times, I would look for words of light. Really anything that could help me grasp who I was and what I was here for. While my Pinterest board full of…Read More
Welcome back to my series on influential aspects of my past on current aspects of my present and projected aspects of my future. On The Paper Trail, I like to reflect a lot. At the end of every season (usually the semester, summer, and year), I recap my experiences, goals, and prospects. Sometimes those recaps…Read More
Ya’ll, I have a not-so-secret confession: Sometimes, I buy books (bags and bags full of books) knowing I probably won’t get around to reading them for five or six years. Five. Or. Six. Years. Yes, my To-Be-Read (TBR) stack is getting a little bit out of hand. Yes, the number of books I own that…Read More
Welcome back to another “Influences” post where I discuss things that molded me into the person I am today. I’ve written about influential books before, including the books that made me want to become a writer and an essay about my book collecting. But today, I want to go beyond a simple discussion of books.…Read More