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Failure Log

Don’t let the internet rush you. No one is posting their failures. I’ve had this quote saved for years and have always meant to do something with it and today…

The Wellspring

I'll admit to doing the inadvisable; nay, in some circles, the unthinkable: I read old morning pages. Morning pages are something I've committed to on and off over the last several years, though we're arguably on a break more often than not.

Is it really you?

She takes the deepest breath. Her shoulders heave skywards, then release with the weight of all the life that has happened between then and now. And she says: Hello, after a very unintentional, very long hiatus.


Oh, hello. Some of you might know me as Victoria McGinley. Remember me? I used to blog here regularly—for many years, in fact. I shared my favorite style finds, music…


San Franciscan, by way of New York, L.A., Austin, and Geoje. Mom to Violet. Korean adoptee. A creative at heart, with a background in marketing, and the culinary arts. Lover of photographs, the ocean, ceramics, and textile design. Bravoholic. Believer in lifelong learning. Fascinated by the details — that's where the stories are.

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