I am not lost…

August 13, 2018


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Hey there, everyone. Remember me? I used to write things and then I vanished off the face of the Earth.

Yeah, me. Hi!

I don’t really have a good answer for why I’ve been gone, other than I left real life get in the way and never managed to make time for the blog again. In my attempt to get back into the saddle of anything remotely looking like a professional writing life again, I’m buckling down on my writing again, and my reading again–which means book reviews! My hope is that I can start back up slowly with my weekly book reviews again, and then get back into the swing of the other things I was doing.

I appreciate anyone who’s still around and reading. Y’all are the best.

I’ve got a review for you this Wednesday, and in classic Rion fashion, it’s me ripping something to shreds and tossing them at fires. (It’s so uncommon for me to dislike a book this much, so when I do, I’ve gotta go at it with gusto.)

In any event, here’s hoping we’ll all see each other more often, yeah?

Until then. 🙂



April 1, 2018

April Fools…?

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You’d almost think me showing up here and saying that I was going to start writing to write more regularly again would be an April Fool’s joke, but I promise I don’t intend for it to be.

I don’t really have a good excuse. I’ve been lost in games and YouTube and a thousand other places. I haven’t been reading. I haven’t been writing. I haven’t been doing my YouTube videos. I haven’t been doing anything. I’ve been sitting and watching the same videos over and over again because that’s what my brain feels like it can handle. And I’ve spent each month saying “Okay, now this is the time you’re going to change.” And then every month, it’s not.

I want this month to be the one.


May 15, 2017

Learning About Myself

Being unemployed gives me a good chunk of time to look at myself and how I work, because in all technicality, it puts me in the situation I want to be in. Able to devote all my time to writing and other such endeavors, able to focus only on what I want to focus on, all the time in the best part of the day to go walking…

Of course, what it usually turns into is hours of me staring at Youtube, occasionally playing some video games, and then writing for about half an hour each night so that I don’t lose my streak on 4thewords. Not exactly productive.

So what exactly is it that puts me here, instead of where I want to be? Can I get better at it?


May 8, 2017

Bullet Journal Update

So I’m not sure I’ve really updated you all since the beginning of my endeavor into the world of bullet journaling. I started in September and had the very best of intentions. November came and…well…yeah. November happened. It’s been spotty for a while, but I’m making a concerted effort to get back up and running with my bujo beginning with today, and the week ahead. Especially since I have a new job (!!!! FINALLY) it’s going to be very important for me to stay organized and make sure all of the things I need to do stay together.

Also, I think a bullet journal or two for work will be a good idea.


May 1, 2017

May Day, Mayday!

So yeah, you may notice this is going up late. Apologies, it’s been…a time.

Here’s the state of the Rion:


December 8, 2016

New Month, New Goals

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Hey everyone! I’m finally coming back into myself after the catastrophe that was last month, but I wanted to check in and see what we’re going to do with the rest of 2016 and going into 2017.


December 29, 2015


Filed under: General Blog,Personal — R @ 11:06 pm
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Hey guys…*slinks in*

Sorry for the massive silence! I’m hoping to have a video up sometime in the next few days as well around my work schedule, but I totally allowed my work to eat me alive.

In October I started working at a café, and I haven’t worked a job with those kind of schedules in a long time – not consistent hours, spending hours on my feet, all that jazz. It left me worn out, and I was never around during the hours I like to record. (Especially since I haven’t gotten any decent lighting yet.) The videos fell by the wayside – as did any reading/writing.

And then November happened. I think I at least checked in a few times in November to say how NaNoWriMo was going (I did reach 50k, despite all my fears that I wouldn’t) but needless to say I wasn’t doing much else beside working and trying to write.

By December, I was totally worn out. I got a little more reading done, but I still wasn’t writing much. But I had to do a bunch of related work–because December 11th was my MFA thesis defense. That took up all my energy between the end of November and then, and by the time I was done, I was in full preparation for Christmas.

And now here we sit, at the end of December and almost in the New Year, and I’m finally feeling like I’ve hit a stride. It helps that I got a Kindle HD for Christmas, and then we had two car rides to and from Pittsburgh for me to read many a book on. (Finally got through the second Song of Ice and Fire book, at long freaking last.) I’m about 3 books away from my Goodreads reading goal, something I never expected to reach once I fell so behind this summer, and I’m determined to get some reviews up now that January is on my heels. I have a whole list of books I’ve read and need to review, and with luck, I’ll have one up either later this week or next week–on Wednesday, like they always used to be. Since I actually have the review written, this shouldn’t get delayed like everything else I “promise” you. *sigh*

I have some ideas for 2016, things I’ve been tossing around for probably 3 years now in some cases, and with luck I’ll be able to pull them off. Now that I’ve got my degree, it’s time to buckle down and be a professional, yeah?

Man. When did I get to be some kind of adult thing? I’m not sure I approve.

In any event, with luck, you’ll be seeing more of me soon. Thanks for hanging in, and I’ll see you in the next post.


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