About Forrest

Forrest is a lover of books, blogging, the wild outdoors, deep mysterious conversations... and coffee.

The Best of Mary Oliver Poems (and Poetry Books)


I never liked poetry. Until Mary Oliver. She changed everything. Finding Mary Oliver's Best Poems The first time I read Wild Geese, it instantly became my favorite poem. Until... I read The Journey To be honest, though, I'm not sure I had a favorite poem up until I read Mary [...]

The Best of Mary Oliver Poems (and Poetry Books)Forrest2020-01-16T15:04:07-06:00

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver


“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. [...]

Wild Geese by Mary OliverForrest2020-01-08T12:34:05-06:00

How to Write a Blog Post


In reality, learning how to write a blog post is easy. You just write. And you get better. What you wouldn't know about the internet if you just arrived here, a full-fledged writer with exceptional talent is how to write things people want to read. This is where Keyword Research, [...]

How to Write a Blog PostForrest2020-01-16T22:12:51-06:00

Most Flexible Online Jobs (of 2019) for FREEDOM Lovers


From the moment I officially entered the full-time workforce (and even before), I wanted freedom. Flexibility. I always wanted to make my own choices about the clothing I wore to work, when I focused on my work, and eventually-- the itch to be in charge of the content of my work [...]

Most Flexible Online Jobs (of 2019) for FREEDOM LoversForrest2020-01-08T12:38:21-06:00

The Journey by Mary Oliver


THE JOURNEY —by Mary Oliver   “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-   though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice [...]

The Journey by Mary OliverForrest2020-01-08T12:44:04-06:00

Blogging Legends and Heroes of 2019


I acknowledge that my list of highest-paid bloggers is slightly wonky because there are loads of blogs that make more money than the folks below. But the people I list as my personal heroes in the blogosphere are here for a reason. (Note: did you know the Huffington Post makes [...]

Blogging Legends and Heroes of 2019Forrest2019-07-25T12:45:28-05:00