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

You Have Nothing to Prove

Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard Jennie Allen “The constant feeling that no matter how hard I try, I cannot be enough.” You know a book has the potential to really wreck you, when you are looking at the cover already questioning the idea that is possible to NOT try so… Continue reading You Have Nothing to Prove

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

T is for Thankful

On this dreary Wednesday night, there's nothing more fitting than a good old fashioned Thank You post! 10 Things I'm Thankful For Today & Everyday: Good Old Green Car has been a trusty companion for the past several years. I'm thankful it's still running and doesn't have any of that modern technology like power locks… Continue reading T is for Thankful

Q is for Quiet

My clarinet teacher used to tell me, “You’re so talented, but nobody would ever know that.” Or, some variation on that message. I think this was a compliment, but also a comment at my lack of confidence in myself. Josh and I recently had a conversation about this, too. He mentioned that the reason that… Continue reading Q is for Quiet