This blog is having an identity crisis! Like most of us, 2020, and even into 2021, I’ve been struggling with my mental health. It’s a combination of being cooped up in an apartment that no longer suits our needs, it’s the stress that having an unemployed partner brings, it’s gaining weight and trying not to … More Blog Birthday! | 7th Anniversary 🎉
This was an absolutely amazing year. I got engaged!! I traveled A LOT more than I ever have. I flew to Europe, Richmond, VA, Seattle, WA, twice, and Canada, oh my! I tried some new things with the blog–namely trying affiliate marketing. And yet, writing this post makes me feel defeated because I have not … More Blog Birthday! | 6th Anniversary
Time certainly is flying! This Sunday, February 10 is the anniversary of my first post! I can’t believe it’s been five years since I’ve started this blog. There have definitely been some up and down moments (ahem, 2017), but within the past few months, I’ve put the wheels in motion to make this the type … More Blog Birthday! | 5th Anniversary
Celebrating four years on February 10! These past couple years have seen a lot of change on my little blog. At the end of 2016 I tried to write my frustrations about the political climate, but I felt inadequate in the face of ignorance. The election made me realize how much I care about politics, … More Belated Blog Birthday | Four Year Blog Anniversary!
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It’s become increasingly clear to me that magazines and many publications, television shows, and other forms of pop culture are not good for my mental health. When I was a young teenager (around 14-15) I was subscribed to at least three magazines: Teen People, Seventeen, and Girl (I think that’s the name of it?); and … More Rejecting Magazines and Mirrors
Dearest readers, I’ve had a fantastic couple of weeks that I would like to share with you! Part 1 is about Women of Letters, Season 2 that was hosted at Joe’s at The Public on October 7, 2015. Part 2 is about my weekend at New York Comic Con a few days later, October 9-11! … More Let’s Catch Up (Part 1): Women of Letters, Season 2
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In which I realize I do not read diversely. It’s embarrassing to say the least. Last week, Tqwana published her update on her Diverse Books Pledge. She had originally suggested we write the post together, but I had a very troubling realization, I had only read one…
I hope you, my darling reader, have been doing well these past couple weeks I have been absent. A couple blog updates, I bought my domain, hahanella.com, so it’s easier to type in than the WordPress URL. Also, in an effort to be more professional, I purchased a separate URL, heather-allen.com, which is not up … More Strawberry Pancakes!
Welcome! You have stumbled onto my blog and are probably wondering what it’s about. Here’s a (mostly-true) synopsis: Who: hahanella My self-given nickname, nella, was created a few years ago (read: as a teenager) when I was bored at work one day. My co-worker and I were saying and writing our names backwards. As you … More Introduction to Carbtastic, Nerdtastic, and Fantastic