I just turned 30, and I have some big goals for this decade!
I have been writing since I can remember, and it was something I always knew I was called to do. I enjoy writing fiction and memoir, and I have recently found a love for blogging.
Speaking of blogging, TheAwkwardDoe.com is just a simple blog about a simple 30-year-old who is an awkward individual who likes to share her life with others. I will write about whatever is on my mind, from my favorite recipe to our most recent camping trip to my love-hate relationship with running to more serious, taboo topics, like struggling with disordered eating along with grief and depression.
I am an honest person, and I believe my job as a writer is to be even more honest. After all, it's not about me--it's about creating an experience for YOU, my reader, and I do that through honesty.
I am fun to get to know, and I am sure I will amuse you in some sort of way with my awkwardness!
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I have been sick with one thing or another since Thanksgiving. From tummy woes to scratchy throat and an annoying cough, seems I have been plagued. I feel so unprepared for the New Year 2019, as I sit here and drink my peach bubbly at 7pm because there is no way this girl will be […]
Since I hit the big 3-0 this year and we’re approaching 2019, I thought I would take some time to reflect on this year and share some things I have learned. These are in no particular order or significance. I hope you can relate and share your own! I would love to hear your story […]
My husband and I have been working to get our back deck to be enjoyable. It has come a long way! From having stairs that went straight down into the dogs’ fenced in area to actually having a deck with a tin roof over it is quite exciting! I love thunderstorms as it is, and I cannot wait to sit out there when it rains. It is still a work in progress, but I am so happy with it so far! It will be great for spring and summer.
One thing we have gotten is this cool pizza oven called an Uuni (pronounced like oo-knee). It can cook a pizza in about 60-90 seconds. We will never buy frozen pizza (or maybe even order pizza) ever again!
We tried our hand at making our own pizza dough tonight, and it worked out very well. We had tried the store-bought kind, and I think it is a lot better when you make your own. A thin crust works best.
All we did was make a pizza dough, use our favorite pizza sauce and toppings, and throw it in here for a little over a minute, turning it about every 15 seconds or so. It is super easy!
A few weeks ago, my husband surprised me with one of these ancestryDNA kits as an early Christmas present. You may think I am cheesy, but I am excited! I have been meaning to do it for a few weeks now, but I have allowed life to get in the way. It has been a […]
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I went down to my sister’s and stayed the night and had a Thanksgiving lunch with her and my Dad and his wife, and then I stayed the night with my best friend (aka, my wifey) and we hung out on Black Friday. Anyway, when I was at […]
I am impressed with how good this tasted! The “ricotta” is made, once again, from our dear friend…TOFU. The only thing not vegan in this are the shells, so keep that in mind in you’re going all vegan with this. The only thing I would change would be that I would do a marinara sauce […]
Well, hello there! If you are here then I see you survived the food coma that is Thanksgiving dinner(s). I don’t know about you, but I ate like crap. Mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, butter rolls–any carb-filled, fattening thing you could have ate, I ate. I am trying to recover from the horrendous eating and […]
The older I get, the more complicated life seems to get. I think it can be even more difficult sometimes when you’re a die-hard black-or-white thinker. I will openly admit that my self-esteem has never been at elevated levels, and I don’t want to put myself down more than what life has already dished at […]
With the weather predicting it to be kinda of cold this upcoming week, I thought the idea of a soup would be so nice for lunch this week. I tried my hand at making a taco soup, and I gotta say it turned out yummy! I would make this again for sure. Add some jalapeno […]
The Seven Magic Mountains,which is collection of colorful boulders stacked on one another more than thirty feet high by Swiss artist, Ugo Rondinone, and the one and only Hoover Dam! The Hoover Dam stretches from Nevada into Arizona, so I got to be in two places and time zones at once! Pretty cool, huh?