Hi, I’m Maggie, aka Magpie.
To sum myself up, I’m just an average 31 year old trying to make the most of every day. I spend an inordinate amount of time as a musical sellsword in order to help finance my History teaching habit. Making ends meet as an adjunct professor can be time consuming, but in what little free time I do have I like to read, write, make things, and occasionally play video games.
I’ve been blogging on and off on various platforms for about 15 years, and it’s become a hobby that I value dearly as a way to keep some perspective in my life. My schedule is crazy for most of the year, and my main historical research interests are kind of dark and can really wear on the psyche – lots of death, sorrow, unprecedented destruction, and the worst possible sides of humanity. So, I make an effort to surround myself with bright and happy things as much as I can. Glitter is my everything, I love nail polish, and I’ve become a very big fan of bright colors in the last few years.
My SO of almost 8 years, Jim, and I have a black labrador retriever named Haruka. The two of them, along with my parent’s dogs – Brunhilde and Seiglinde – make appearances here occasionally, and often on my instagram/instastories.
Other than that, there’s not much more to say. Anything else you wish to know, you can probably find within the posts of Magpie Making Do!