Learning to Thrive in 1455 has gotten a facelift… and a new name!

Head on over to to see what all the fuss is about, and thanks for following along during this initial part of my blog journey!

– Tyler


What’s better than date night?

Impromptu date night, that’s what!

Last week was rough, you guys. I thought having Monday off would make it fly by, but I was oh so wrong. Spencer and I both had really long work days, and by the time we got back from the gym (because I still haven’t chickened out of my fitness goal for the year!), all we wanted to do was heat up leftovers and sit mindlessly in front of the TV. Certainly not the most romantic thing in the world.

As we were lifting on Thursday because I lift weights now, I asked Spencer what he wanted for dinner and hoped that he would say “Hot dogs and baked beans sound great to me!” (If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the hot dog toaster that my college roommate gifted us when we first moved into the apartment. She meant it as a semi-joke, but it has made an already simple meal choice even easier!)

Luckily for me, he had other plans. Continue reading

The Age of Innocence

Warning: This post will contain spoilers if you haven’t finished Edith Wharton’s novel, The Age of Innocence. Give it a read and come back! We’ll wait.

Hello, fellow bibliophiles! I am so excited to get to write this first post for Book Club Classics. I thought about starting this book club for months before I had the nerve to actually throw it out to you all, and now I can’t believe it’s actually happening!

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read all about this new book club. Also, if you haven’t read my introduction to Edith Wharton and her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, you should pop over and then come back here!

Now, let’s dive in, shall we? Continue reading

An introduction to “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton

Hello, friends! Wednesday marks the beginning of Book Club Classics with Edith Wharton’s novel The Age of Innocence. I thought it might be nice to have a bit of an introduction to the book, and I also have tons of random questions that I kept track of while reading the book, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on them. Oh, and there may be a little surprise at the end. I guess you’ll have to read and see for yourself! Continue reading