Similar to my post the other day listing what Rotten Tomatoes deemed as the best flicks of the former year, I thought I would write a post regarding the best books of 2019. Books, to me, are even more subjective than movies are, so as I stated in the best movies post, keep in mind … More The best books of 2019
Christmas songs, for many people, are a touchy subject, I would say. That might sound a little odd outright, but hear me out. Christmas music is absolutely an essential component to the holiday, but I would argue a lot of us have mixed feelings about it depending on how early we start hearing these songs, … More My top Christmas songs
Christmas shopping can be a rather stressful experience. In addition to costs potentially accumulating over the course of your buying, something else that can cause a sensation of being overwhelmed is trying to figure out what exactly to get the people you love. And, unfortunately, it’s often the people we love the most that pose … More Gift ideas for the hardest people in your life to buy for
A few nights ago, my sister and I engaged in a little experiment. We were chatting about how relatively anything is available via a simple Google search nowadays, and I wondered whether or not something inappropriate would appear if I attempted to search for it through my phones internet application. Sure enough, a quick search … More The dangers of internet accessibility
Clothing is an inevitable component of our daily lives. We wear it daily without giving it much thought, but unless you’re part of a nudist colony, clothing is something we arguably should be paying a little more attention to in the concept of fast fashion. Fast fashion essentially perpetuates consumeristic tendencies and waste. To keep … More Stop supporting fast fashion
I should likely start this post by stating that while the title indicates that my advice pertaining to this topic is absolute, it certainly isn’t. I’m no therapist or counsellor, but perhaps my approach to the topic can help someone who is struggling. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s begin, shall … More Coping with bad news: a how-to guide
I was scrolling through Netflix’s television shows the other night, looking for something to watch, when I came across Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons. The title certainly snagged my attention, so I decided to give one episode a watch. One episode turned into a few, and I’m still watching the show, hoping to eventually finish the series. … More Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons’?
For many of us, the concept of the unknown is positively terrifying. For others, the thought of not knowing what the future holds is simply fact and fails to be a bothersome source of stress and anxiety. Personally, I don’t fare well with the unknown. I wouldn’t say it’s something that causes me significant worry, … More Navigating the unknown
When I initially discovered that I would participating in group therapy for my anxiety, I wasn’t entirely sure what to think. I’ve undergone therapy in the past in several different manners. All of the therapy I’ve been subjected to up until group was one-on-one, and honestly, I figured this style was the only effective way … More Is group therapy for you?
It’s sad to say that the world we live in is slowly going downhill in terms of humanity. I know. What an optimistic statement to get you going today. As much as I would love to convince myself that the state of the world is fine and fails to require acknowledgement, I believe this to … More What ever happened to being nice?
I strongly feel as though the depiction of long-term relationships in contemporary society is a wee bit inaccurate. Okay, not a wee bit. A lot. It’s a lot a bit inaccurate. And, in addition to being inaccurate, add misleading to the list. It’s important to note that not all current-day portrayals of long-term relationships are … More The reality of long-term relations
When I first started blogging a few years ago, I really didn’t have any sort of long-term plan. I knew wanted to post daily, and I’ve done just that. 1,132 times, to be exact. I wasn’t sure how many people my posts would reach. To date, OnTheEdgeOfEverything has earned just under 20,000 views. I didn’t … More Thank you
I made mention of Morgan Harper Nichols, a wonderfully talented woman, not too long ago in a post. Because she is a poetic genius, I thought I would compose another post with some more of her work. Depending on the reception I get from these posts, this could become a regular occurrence, so let me … More Words of wisdom from Morgan Harper Nichols
I like to think I’m a relatively optimistic person. I’m usually in a good mood, unless something occurs to alter my mood, and I try my best to generate positivity. A few days ago, I came home from work in a pretty miserable mood. Nothing happened at work to prompt the emotion, but I just … More It’s okay to have bad days
There’s something unexplainable about holding and reading a book. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is that gives me such joy, but having an actual text in my hands and turning its pages as I immerse myself deeper and deeper in its plot is a sensation like no other. My mom gave me an article … More The beauty of books
Being an English Language and Literature major, I like to think I have a relatively firm understanding of some of the terms used within the realm of literature. Many of us are unfamiliar with these terms, though, and what exactly they mean, so I thought it might be interesting to take a look at some … More Understanding literature terminology
When I first started blogging in my second year of university, the thought of posting daily, still, this many years later, was the furthest thing from my mind. Yet here we are. Daily posts to my blog are something I take a lot of pride in doing. I’m not familiar with any other blogs that … More The reality of being a daily blogger
Reading can be a truly incredible experience. Depending on the text you’re reading, and further, your level of interest in said text, reading can be an experience that isn’t easily forgotten. On the other hand, it can also be a nightmare if you’re reading a book that fails to peak your interest. Reading is something … More Three signs that book you’re reading is a keeper
We’re all familiar with second chances. When someone in our lives hurts us, we may hear from others to give them a second chance as opposed to writing them off for something they have done. And, for the most part, I agree. Second chances can be a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to someone a change … More Second chances: when to draw the line
Social media, as wonderful as it can be, can simultaneously be destructive towards those who make use of it. And by destructive, I’m referring to the inevitable occurrence of comparison that comes with social media. It’s extremely difficult to avoid comparing ourselves to others when we’re scrolling through our social media timelines. We compare ourselves … More Stop comparing and start celebrating
Designating something in our lives that inspires us and evokes creativity is so important. Yet, I question how many of us have been able to identify our own muse. Finding whatever we’re passionate about can be a bit of a gray area. Perhaps we’re overwhelmed with focalizing one specific passion because we have several; perhaps … More The importance of finding your muse
Keeping plants alive has never been my strength. My struggle to do so is perhaps surprising, considering my mom and sister are fantastic gardeners, and my dad, along with his experience with tobacco, ginseng, chickens and cash crop, was a tree farmer in the past with the help of my mom. You would think I … More Cursed with a black thumb? Try a Bella Palm
It has come to my attention as of late that the world really is going down the tubes. An incredibly optimistic statement, I know. We’re all familiar and well-versed in the rising occurrences of violence, terrorism, tragedy and hate, which are all concerning enough on their own. But, something else that is escalating in terms … More Where did all the nice people go?
Since I began my own blog several years ago, people occasionally ask me how I went about the process. Questions like ‘how did you come up with the name?’ and ‘which platform site do I use?’ are common ones directed my way, but others ask how and why I keep up with my own blog, … More Thinking about starting a blog?
This post is a little different from what I normally do here on my blog. Rather than the bulk of this piece consisting of my own words, I thought it might be kind of neat to share some of my favourite inspirational quotes with all of you. Cheesy? Perhaps. But, words can carry emotion, in … More Finding inspiration
As I mentioned on here a while ago, I have started seeing a therapist in hopes of getting a handle on my anxiety and minor depression. My anxiety is moderate to severe, whereas my depression is mild, only flaring up from time to time. I saw my therapist last week, and I found it to … More Embracing discomfort
Since starting a new writing job back in August, my writing style has had to undergo a rather significant adjustment. My entire life, I’ve been criticized in my writing for being too vocabulary-heavy or using flowery language, if you will. I just friggen like words, and it’s hard to change something you’ve been doing for … More Changing writing styles
If you’ve ever encountered writer’s block, chances are you know how insanely frustrating it is. You are staring at a blank screen, or perhaps a blank sheet of paper, pen in hand or hands hovering over the keyboard waiting for inspiration to strike, but nothing comes. You try and force yourself to think of something, … More Writer’s Block
My blog is something I am incredibly passionate about. I began OnTheEdgeOfEverything roughly two years ago, and I have been posting content every day ever since. By no means did I ever anticipate this continuing for as long as it has, but I am thrilled that it continues to be something I dedicate myself to entirely. … More A Commitment to Creative Writing