a change of pace

My time abroad has come and gone. If left to my own devices, I’d probably talk about it for eternity. Alas, life goes on. This upcoming year, the big, wild world of possibility will knock on my door louder than ever. And with a spur of motivation and spark of creativity, I’m compelled to answer (and cope) by doing what’s always felt most natural: writing.

In truth, I’ve delayed the metamorphosis of my “abroad blog” into a general blog for months. As therapeutic as writing is, the process is endlessly daunting. And putting words out in the world to be seen, judged, and contemplated by others is petrifying. But yesterday I was sitting at our kitchen counter (simultaneously listening to a Tedx podcast on death, eating leftover branzino, wrangling a ten-week old puppy, and Googling how to have a “life conversation”) when the jolt of inspiration hit me. It was time to take the plunge! Expand my horizon! A $48 yearly subscription (bye-bye WordPress ads), a new name, and a leap of faith later, here I am.

My blog posts will (continue to) be sporadic and infrequent and likely consist of photos from weekend trips to random cities and remote mountaintops, some stories about dogs, audio-recordings of “life conversations” with old/young/cool people, interviews with friends about navigating this weird age, and general ponderings on how scary/wonderful the world is at 22. If any of this remotely interests you, I encourage you to follow along by subscribing in the corner.

For now, I’ll leave you with this picture of Taxi. Because what Monday morning isn’t bettered by a puppy in a bathtub?

So long, “A year from here.” “Earth to Cass” is born.




  1. Gretchen Craford · September 17, 2018

    I’ve missed your monthly posts and I’m looking forward to this new iteration of your blog.
    ❤️ mom

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dianne · September 17, 2018

    First: fantastic idea: sign me up second: what does ‘respond above the line’ mean? What line. Third: I love you 😘 💕

    Sent from my iPhone


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