On taking calculated risks

So, I married an Eagle Scout. But, in case you didn't know, I'm the opposite of an outdoors-woman. As a child, I never learned to ride a bike because it was too hot outside and it just didn't seem that worth it. (It's okay, I learned to swim. I am not that deprived.) The thing about the… Continue reading On taking calculated risks

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A change of plans

I love planners. Out of all of my beloved new school supplies each August, picking out a new planner was always my favorite part. I also love google calendars. Plotting out my weeks and months way ahead of time and mentally readying myself for what is to come relieves my stress. Planning is my favorite… Continue reading A change of plans

An open letter to summertime

Dear Sweet Summertime, The ease of waking up and the welcoming presence of a new day give me peace. The freedom of laying in bed for way longer than necessary and no pressure to get up at a certain time. The collection of colorful mugs of cold brew each morning, not those evil travel mugs… Continue reading An open letter to summertime

On enjoying a moment

I'm not really sure how to go slowly. Even on my slowest summer days, I am still wondering what all needs to get done and what I should be doing to best prepare for my next season. Even when my husband and I are on the most relaxing vacation with nothing on the agenda, I'm… Continue reading On enjoying a moment

The Top 5 Letters in My Alphabet

My February series was a doozy for me, but I keep thinking about how much  I learned about discipline in my writing from it. I've also been reflecting on what caught people's eye the most. Here are the most popular posts of the alphabet: 5. B is for Books - 4 Reasons to Pick Up… Continue reading The Top 5 Letters in My Alphabet

Z is for Zest

Zest: an enjoyable exciting quality. What does it even mean to have a zest for life? I’m not sure. But, in writing diligently and expansively and purposefully on this series, I am beginning to see that I can have a zest for life even when all of my days don’t necessarily give me space to… Continue reading Z is for Zest

W is for Words

Words come slowly sometimes, and sometimes you have to let that happen. I can’t expect myself to crank out words on demand. They will come to me when they’re ready. Sometimes you can’t demand them to come two weeks before the deadline, and sometimes you have to wait until the night before your writing assignment… Continue reading W is for Words