Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Lifestyle February 1, 2018 An Overdue Year in Review for 2017 and Where I’m Going in 2018 Guys. This was a big year for me. So big in fact, that it's taken me a month to catch my breath and sit down to record it all here. What Happened in 2017? My word for 2017 would be 'overcommitted' (... Lifestyle January 14, 2016 Six Tips To Help You Read More Last week I posted my reading list for 2016. It's 52 books long and a continuation of my 2015 project to read one book per week. Over the course of last year I found there were a few things that re... Lifestyle January 4, 2016 Mel’s Book List 2016 Last April I started trying to read one book per week, because books. Books are awesome and reading them makes me a better person and a better writer. It went pretty well. I read more for pleasure tha... Lifestyle April 21, 2015 The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau TIME TO BACKTRACK HERE to the book that inadvertently kicked off my 41-books in 41-weeks reading streak (currently on 4/41!). I say inadvertent because it wasn't until I was reading book 2/4... Lifestyle April 13, 2015 Mel’s Book List 2015 I've decided to try and read one book per week for the rest of the year. Why? Because I've only finished one book so far this year. That's not enough books. I'm not going to be able to read fo...