i go places. 

then i write about it.

August 8, 2018

It's true. I, Marian Holmes, completely failed to see the 20-foot Duck-shaped building on the side of the road... even though it was the only reason we had driven to Flanders in the first place, and my GPS was set to bring us right to it. 

Michelle's response to my...

May 1, 2018

There are moments beyond words. Such an odd sentence to be written by a writer... but true, so true, nonetheless. 

On October 22, 2017, my older brother passed away. In the eyes of most he had been sick forever: Donovan had a rare form of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy,...

September 26, 2017

I spend a lot of time working on my Bullet Journal. Two hours, regularly scheduled, each Sunday, to set up the next week, and, at least four hours, cumulatively, each week in addition... but hey, who's counting!?

"Bullet journaling is not just lists, and schedules - it...

September 19, 2017

According to my friends I'm not real...apparently, the things that happen in my daily existence, are beyond out of the ordinary. 

Only you!

What is your life?

That would literally only happen to you!

In the beginning I begged to differ: "That could happen to anyone!"...

September 12, 2017

"Getting lost is a mindset, not necessarily an act of being physically unaware of your location."

It's not so easy, getting lost, especially since there's always a GPS in your pocket. Nowadays we're constantly plugged in and plotable... but there's something to be said...

September 5, 2017

Turning the corner, we find ourselves facing a neglected, leaf-strewn courtyard. 

"I told you!" I shout over my shoulder. "This isn't the exit!"

"Yes it is!" my mother shouts back, her cheeks reddening from pride and effort, as her replaced knee struggles to keep up with...

August 22, 2017

You scroll through Instagram, passing photo after photo of all of these people, going to all of these incredible places, and doing all of these amazing things...and you're just sitting there, behind the computer at your nine-to-five, wishing that, that could be you. So...

August 18, 2017

I let my fingertips brush against the fabric of each item on the rack. It's a habit of mine that I can't remember ever technically beginning. I like my clothes soft - preferably 100% cotton, or angora when available. I value feel over fit. 

From the corner of my eye I n...

August 15, 2017

"'Track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future.'"

Ok, ok, I admit it. I, Marian Holmes, am one of those crazy detailed, stationary-loving, 6-inch ruler wielding bullet journalists... -_- I belong to the facebook groups, speak the entire BUJO language (...

August 11, 2017

Tucked away, just 70km northwest of Dublin, is the tiny, and tidy, village of Moynalty. Famous, and basically only ever talked about, for its Steam Threshing Festival, Moynalty is a quaint and underrepresented corner of the Boyne Valley.

"As a traveler you often re...

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Globetrotting Diction On A Five Figure Salary

I always dreamt of visiting all seven continents; I always knew I'd never make near a seven-figure salary. They told me to keep dreaming -- I told them to watch me go!

Hey, I'm Marian! I go places. Then I write about it.