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note to self: go outside

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

Introducing Further Up and Further In Design

When October 2016 rolls around, I'll have been blogging for ten years. It's honestly shocking when I think about it. I've had many different platforms and blog titles, but in the end, I always came back to my home blog: Further Up and Further In.

One of the things blogging opened the door for me to do was design. Rather than make me my own blog design, my dad told me to learn how to do it myself. Though I was peeved at the time, it's something I can't thank him enough for because it led me to discover that I am truly passionate about graphic design.

So, with that, I'm pleased to announce that I've officially opened my design business to commissions. I've had the business in motion for almost a year, but it's never quite been official... well, now it's official! I'm open for business, and that feels really good to say.

If you're looking for affordable graphics--logos, blog designs, or book covers--I'm here to help! Head on over to my design site to check out what I offer and for how much. Affordability is my goal, and so is making a design that you will absolutely love.

As a special thank you to my blog readers (if you're reading this post, that's you), I'm offering a discount for you guys. When you fill out the contact form, enter the coupon code "FUFI" for 20% off your offer. This coupon code is valid until the end of June!

In summary, thank you so much for reading 
and for being a part of my life for the past ten years. 
Here's to many more! ♥


  1. That's really cool, your Dad was smart to make you learn how :D


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