Top Blog Posts of 2017

As a woman, an American, and just a general human living on this Earth, I’m more than ready to say goodbye to 2017. You probably are too. But, before you do, here’s a look back on my top five pieces that really resonated with people last year.

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September in Review

Since I’m planning to move out, I’ve been doing my best to take advantage of opportunities to explore my home country/state/town. In September, I attended a friend’s wedding over Labor Day weekend, which also gave me the chance to explore and enjoy Charlevoix, MI.

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Homecoming

It’s official – well, mostly official – I’m going back to school! I was accepted into the Master of Creative Writing, Publishing, and Editing at the University of Melbourne and will be moving to (duh) Melbourne, Australia, in January! I’m so excited I could cry and pee my pants at the same time.

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Mystery Blogger Award

I’ve never been nominated for a blog award before, so this is really, really exciting for me!!! Antipodal Pull doesn’t typically get much traffic, so being noticed is such a sweet surprise. I’m all smiles!

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August in Review

I received an email toward the beginning of August that made me rethink my whole setup over here at Antipodal Pull. It was a response to Snapshots of Lovelessness, a post where I shared a few memories of times in my young, boyfriendless life where I have felt especially boyfriendless. The email was striking to me because, before I wrote that post, I hadn’t considered that people might not realize I was sharing my real life experiences on this blog.

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July in Review

Hi again! Welcome to my monthly recap!

July was the month I spent a week in Bermuda with my family. I got some much appreciated sunshine and sea spray, read a few pages, and hiked around in my bathing suit like I was the only person there (I was not).

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June in Review

June was the month I relaunched my blog under the new name, Antipodal Pull. I bought a new url and began blogging with a renewed fervor, but I’m still sticking to the same old Sydney topics — self discovery, awkward human interactions, mental health, short fiction, and (of course) cat pictures.

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It’s My Blogiversary!

It’s been one year since I published my first post, a rambling little introduction to my blog and myself where I attempted to predict what this blog would become. I had graduated from college the previous May with a degree in creative writing. The course I completed was a highly selective thesis program in which I worked one-on-one with my professors to assemble a manuscript of short fiction. In my mind, this was enough to qualify me as an accomplished writer, and accomplished writers all have their own websites.

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What’s Antipodal Pull?

I’ve been in the process of doing a major overhaul and the new name is just the tip of the iceberg! With the new name comes the new URL, updating all the links, and—wait for it—the new social media!

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