During my first year of grad school I found myself wanting to branch out from the usual Friday night activities, especially as the weather in Ann Arbor got cold. Don’t get me wrong, I love to Netflix and chill, hang with friends, dance and try new restaurants, but I felt the need to spice things up and take in the winter solitude in a way that didn’t feel as predictable. How did I spice things up you ask?!? I bought an adult coloring book lol. Yea yea, I know you are probably judging me for it. I mean, who buys a coloring book and calls it adding spice to their life?! For me, it’s all about the little things that add flavor to the mix of my every day life. Moments of quiet in a demanding week help to separate my mind from the daily grind.