Happy 1-Month Birthday, Skylights!

I totally took the week off there. And the shit blogger award goes to... Does it make it better if I say that I have content lined up for the rest of the month? :)

The truth is I've been so very busy with Skylights for the past month. And I'm just so very proud of the content we have up over there! So before I launch back into regular blogging after my little hiatus, I figured I'd highlight a few of my favorite Skylights articles from the first issue in honor of the magazine turn one month. (It's the little things, people!)

1. WE CONTEMPLATED WHOSE CITY OASIS IS BETTER.

Of course, I'd vote NYC but then again, I'm partial to the city :) This is the 5th entry in NYC v. LA, a series about highlighting and comparing them. Analogies of our cities, if you will. For example, Washington Square Park is to NYC as _________ is to LA. You'll find the answer to that in this post!

2. TRAVELING ABROAD ALONE TAUGHT ME ONE OF THE BEST LESSONS OF MY LIFE.

Having drafted and redrafted this post nearly half-a-dozen times, I'm actually quite proud of it! You know when you write something - a blog post, an article, a scene in a novel, whatever - and it teaches you something in the process? Well, this post did that for me.

3. LA BLOOMED BEFORE MAE'S VERY EYES.

When you grow up in a city is so easy to take it for granted, to become disconnected to the very place you call home. But if there's one thing you should always remember, it's that there's always a way back home.

4. MAE THOUGHT SHE KILLED SOMEONE.

It was terrifying for her, of course, as can be expected. She'd spent a great portion of her life in love, assuming they' be together forever. And then time passed, things go hazy and she was nowhere to be found.

5. BUSY BRAINS CHILLED OUT.

As someone who thinks entirely too much and frequently can't get her hands to catch up with her head, I really appreciated this post.

6. I GOT HIGH ON CONNECTION.

Another article I was excited about, people seemed to really connect with this article when it was published a few weeks ago, which is fitting considering the subject matter. And because of how it was received, it's become a favorite.

7. NYC WAS THE STAR OF THE SHOW (OR MOVIE!)

The city isn't just glitz and glamour, but there's nothing wrong with a little stardom! I compiled a list of television and movie sets to visit in NYC.

8. WE BRAVED SOME OF THE BUSIEST AREAS OF OUR CITIES AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE.

Times Square is to NYC as _______ is to LA? Analogies, analogies all around!

My plans for the weekend include cleaning, pre-writing about a dozen blog posts and commenting on a zillion other blogs. Got any exciting plans? No matter, have a good one!