Author: Marissa

Yes, I Can

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Inspiration

By nature, I’m a romantic. My earliest days were spent starry-eyed and tirelessly imaginative. As my parents lovingly (and just a bit teasingly) recall, I existed in some version of Dreamland in which everything was real and nothing was impossible. And while this sounds like the beginning of a charmed tale of my childhood, that’s not necessarily the case… because the enchanting, make-believe world I thought up simultaneously spun a darker, less playful side, too. […]

The Latest — Dec. 4

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The Latest

Well well would you look at that… another four months come and gone in what could have been a blink. Hard to believe but July 24 was the last “Latest” post I wrote — way back when I was in the literal thick of a horrendously humid summer in Middle Tennessee, and back when (aside from the stifling heat) there was a noticeable shift in my reality.

Journal 19 | The 25 Things I’m Most Grateful For

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Inspiration / Personal

A little over a year ago, I wrote up a post that listed a rather random assortment of 50 things — small moments and feelings and notions that exist between life’s bigger happenings. Things that, when considered, turn out to be pretty significant matters in themselves. I love having that list to look back on when I’m stuck in a spell of feeling sorry or sad, or when I could use a reminder that life […]

Quick Update | Blog Refresh

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Personal

Ahoy-hoy loyal followers! A quick little update about this here site of mine. If you couldn’t already tell from the domain change alone, A Thousand Candid Words recently went through a bit of a refresh and a general overhaul to align more with where I’m at in my personal life and my career. I’m over the moon to introduce marissa-nicole.com!