Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Years! May this year bring more adventures--whether they be in-between the pages of a book or on the road to the most unique places--and all of the things that bring you joy and happiness. May you stay healthy and continue to do whatever it is that tickles your… Continue reading Happy New Years!
I cannot believe that it is two weeks till 2022 is over. It seems just like yesterday that we've started in 2022 and now it's cold, and wintry--the perfect kind of weather to cuddle up with a book and a hot cocoa. But what a year it has been! I've grown this blog a little,… Continue reading Happy Holidays!
The Girl with the Red Backpack had gone on an unexpected and extended hiatus since August 2021. It had not been my intention, but it was a much needed one. Originally, I started this blog to share travel tips and locations with photos and stories--a diary with some photojournalistic work here and there. But when… Continue reading Author’s Note
Hey there! A HUGE thank you to all of you that read and follow my blog. I appreciate every like, thumbs up, comments and word of encouragement that each of you send my way through this lovely medium. As you all know, this blog primarily is all about the book reviews--I am an avid reader--and… Continue reading Author Musings
Wishing y'all Health, Happiness, and Prosperity in 2021! I know that 2020 was a tough year for everyone, me included, but it was also a year that was much needed. You see, at the beginning of 2020, I decided that I wanted FREEDOM. My idea of freedom was a bit different than what in reality… Continue reading Happy New Year, 2021!
Dear Readers, I just wanted to take this moment, as 2020 is coming to an end, to say THANK YOU to all of you. I know it's been a tough year, with lockdowns, the pandemic, and lots of stress, but yet, you've all found a moment in your day to join in and read the… Continue reading Thank You, 2020!
With most of the world going on lockdown in March, many of us, myself included, have been home for the last several months, only leaving when absolutely necessary. Once upon a time, Pre-COVID, I would have gone to work from 9-5, catching the PATH at 8 am, and once a month I would go to… Continue reading Why Being Present is More Important than Ever
Corporate America. For some it is the big bad wolf, while for others it's the greatest thing ever. It evokes a range of emotions that continuously oscillate between joy and frustration, exhaustion even. As with many other jobs, Corporate America has its good and its bad, but the thing is it is so varied, with… Continue reading What is working as a HoH individual in Corporate America like?
In recent days, I've seen this debate come up about why we still use the term "disabled" and that it should be "differently-abled" to be more inclusive of everyone who has different levels of ability. This has shown up not just online but also at work and with friends, and quite frankly, I've had just… Continue reading Disabled versus Differently-Abled
As you can see, I have avoided any mention of COVID-19 here in the last several months since the situation has begun developing. Based on the things that I was seeing, people were overwhelmed with all the misinformation, fear, frustration, and anger. It was too chaotic, too uncertain a time to have a conversation about… Continue reading COVID-19 brings challenges for Hard of Hearing Individuals