My big adventures from the past year are in the slideshow: our wedding, our honeymoon in London and Edinburgh, our trip to Taipei, and my trip to Paris.
When I started this blog in 2014, I was working on my first book. I needed a way to write without really having to work on my novel and feel simultaneously that I was using my voice. I had no idea what I was doing, and I tried a lot of different things, sharing lots of different interests. This blog has always been scattered–a smattering of things I’m interested in. I’ve tried to narrow things down and change directions; I’ve taken long breaks and tried to get back up to speed, but it hasn’t really worked all that well.
I know I haven’t been a very consistent blogger of late (or maybe ever). As I’m getting a little bit older and about to go back to graduate school in Cinema studies, preparing and getting ready to move make it less likely than ever that I’ll be able to keep to any kind of schedule. So I’m announcing my last post here on Aliza Shandel or Ink & Reel as you might know it. I plan to still post lots of things on Instagram. You can follow me there if you want to hear my thoughts on things in more bite-sized format. I post lots of pictures of calligraphy, travel, and books.
Thank you for reading my blog and sticking with me through all the changes. I wish you all great luck with your own writings and adventures.