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An End? Maybe

Hello Humans of the internet.  I haven’t posted in awhile.  You may have noticed that or maybe not.  I don’t know how regularly you read this blog.  I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life and that has caused me to take a thinking moment. I’m going to be 24 in 2 weeks (March 12th) and I’ve never actually sat down and thought about what I want for my life. And I always tell high school kids not to worry about that, that they have plenty of time to figure it out, but now I’m almost 24 and most of my friends are married and or parents. That’s not to say that I want to be married with kids right now. I love my boyfriend and I love our relationship, obviously relationships grow and change, but I’m not trying to rush things.

Most of what I want to share with y’all is what I was thinking about my blog. This place: Dysadventures. I’ve put a lot of thought into it because even when I’m posting super inconsistently as I tend to, I always put a lot of thought into this little corner of the internet.

Here’s the thing: I don’t want to keep talking about dyslexia.

Now, why don’t I want to keep talking about dyslexia? Oh that’s a really good question and I feel like it would be easiest to explain if you go all the way back to when I first started the blog all the way back in 2015. In 2015 I was in college and I was discouraged. School was hard for me because of the whole being dyslexic thing. Peers and teachers told me things that made me feel like I was less intelligent person because of dyslexia. I didn’t want anyone else to ever feel like that. I wanted younger people with dyslexia to know that there was nothing stopping them from succeeding. And I wanted everyone to know a little more about dyslexia so that they didn’t make assumptions if and when then meet someone with a disability of any kind.

So I talked about being dyslexic at college, then about being dyslexic while studying abroad, and about being dyslexic as an adult in the work place. And in the past year I’ve started to notice something, I’ve been running out of new stuff to say about being dyslexia. I’m dyslexic, yes it will affect me my whole life and I will never stop being dyslexic, but it just doesn’t bother me anymore.

I can’t tell right from left

I’m really bad at directions

Then number 3 confuses me

But none of these things affect me as much because I don’t care so much if someone knows that I’m dyslexic. I actually don’t care at all. I’ve asked complete strangers to help me read stuff and I don’t feel embarrassed and the people almost never care or judge. I mean there are 100% people who are total jerks. It just doesn’t bother me any more. Being dyslexic is no longer my defining characteristic. I’m not a girl with dyslexia. I’m a graphic designer, a critter lover, a dog mom, a fish keeper, a caffeine addict, a church goer, a pokemon fan, costume maker, renaissance faire lover, girlfriend to the most amazing loving man, an adventure lover, a big dreamer, a person who happens to have dyslexia. So, I don’t want to blog about dyslexia anymore.

So, I have been putting a lot of thought into this. Do I want to stop blogging? Should I change the name? Should I start a different blog? Should I take a break and then decide? Here’s what I came up with:

I love blogging. I’m never gonna stop being dyslexic so I think I can keep the name Dysadventures. Now I did think about trying to have two blogs, like one that focuses on dyslexia and one that focuses on all the other aspects of my life. But I have a hard enough time keeping up with one blog so that seemed like a no. And I feel like I’ve already taken a bit of a blog break to just sit and think about stuff. So, I think I’m just gonna blog about what brings me joy and hopefully that brings y’all joy too. (I do feel like I’ve been slowly shifting towards this for awhile now. I just wanted to officially just bring an end to that chapter of my life.) I don’t focus on dyslexia anymore. I’m focusing on life.

I hope you’ve made it this far. I hope that you stick around. If not, that’s cool too.

much love


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All the critters

Hello humans of the internet! I just wanted to give a brief update on Soot, Benedict, and Doctor.

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Is it 1998?

Hello humans of the internet get ready for some nostalgia. Unless the late 90s and early 2000s ate not particularly nostalgic for you. I was born in 1995, so all my happy child memories agree between 1998 and 2005. After that there was middle school.

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January highlights

January was spent practicing for a play and preparing for puppy to come home. Which is why this is late she’s been home for 3 days now.

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Kawaii Again

Hello humans of the internet! Y’all know I love cute stuff. So I’m back with another Kawaii Box, why? Because its fun and honestly this is me time, join me if you want I’m having a great time.

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New Year’s Resolutions

Hello humans of the internet. Yes I’m aware its January 25th and most people have already made and broken their new year’s resolutions. And technically I’m in the same boat as my new year’s resolution was to blog more consistently and missed the first 20 days of the year. But I’ve come to a conclusion: every day is new year’s. Meaning everyday is a chance to change your life. See we all wait until beginnings to make a change when we could make a beginning so this is it. January 25th is a beginning

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Oops again

Hello humans of the internet! AK here. I hope y’all haven’t forgotten me. I really believed I had some scheduled posts for the past 2 weekscouple of weeks. I do have some very Christmas related and very New year related posts that I will probably not post as that’s over now. I’m sorry about that. My only resolution this year was to blog more reliably and I’ve missed the first 20 days. In my defense 2019 has already been a long year. I mean there’s already been ups and downs. Work has been busy which I wasn’t expecting considering I thought Christmas was the busy time. Pastor Tim and I are still working on the ask the pastor segment which will be coming out soon. So if anyone has any questions they want to ask a pastor, please ask and it will probably appear in a later video. I will link them for y’all when they come out. I don’t know if y’all would be interested in watching that but if y’all are I’ll put a link when it comes out. Another exciting things:

  • I’m in a play again. So don’t expect super consistent posts until March 3rd.
  • I might get to see Schulz in February
  • We’re getting a puppy!

As you can see she’s very well behaved already. Very sweet. She’s not quite old enough to come home yet. But expect a lot of posts about her. I think I know what we’re naming her, but of course I’m waiting for Schulz to have phone signal before I commit to a name. If you have a name feel free to comment it below. Its exciting she’s the first pet we’re getting together. Yes I did feel bad and get Benedict, Doctor and Soot their favorite treats. I would have gotten something for Blossom, but she lives with Schulz’s parents and I font know her as well. Blossom is Schulz’s kitty. Sushi, being a beta fish doesn’t have a favorite treat. So basically we already have a house full and we’re barely starting out. Also don’t let Soot tell you she’s being neglected in favor of the puppy, she is sleeping in my bed under the covers as I write this.

Did I ever tell y’all about how we got Soot? She showed up and now she lives here.

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Airport thoughts

I have an hour to spare of lay over so I thought I’d compose a list of the thoughts I’ve had in airports.

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Looking to 2019

Hello humans of the internet! This is something I’m really excited about. Our new pastor, Pastor Tim and I are starting a project that will be coming in 2019. For now we are asking for any questions that you might have for a pastor. The idea is faithful responses to real questions. Any questions that you might have can be sent either in the comments below, to my email,, a direct message on my Twitter, or head over to facebook and send a message to the Fairfax Lutheran Parish page.

An important note: we welcome all people and all questions. Don’t be afraid to ask something.

Much love


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Packing for Christmas

Hello humans of the internet! I would like to start off by saying that I successfully found Christmas presents for everyone. And I’m very close to being done packing for Christmas. By that I mean I’ll only have to rearrange and banish items only 3 or 4 more times. I have discovered that Christmas packing is so much harder than regular packing because a large part of the suitcase is presents.

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