The Last Friday in January

Wow - here we go! 2022 is already in a hurry and January is nearly behind us. I want to thank you all for your kind words and support with my word this year. The word Surrender has a negative connotation for me, so I'm looking forward to the challenge of flipping its meaning as... Continue Reading →

Surrender | January 2022

It's time to talk about my One Little Word for 2022. Picking this year's word has been a journey. I had my 2021 word picked out well in advance and was so excited to get started. My 2022 word has been much more elusive and has changed a few times, including just a week or... Continue Reading →

A Quiet Week

Happy Friday, friends. This week has been so quiet around my home, which is strange. Our walls are typically vibrating with energy and noise, but I think we're all doing a bit of wintering right now. It's a welcome change for me! This week I've sank into a routine of reading and writing, so I... Continue Reading →

A Frigid Week

What a January so far! We've had two sub-zero mornings this week and it has been brisk. I've been surviving on warm drinks, settling in with homeschooling each morning, and dreaming about my garden this year. We've also been doing more cleaning out/rearranging the basement, which continues to confound me. We've only been in this... Continue Reading →

2021 | Bookish Highlights

I couldn't let 2021 end without highlighting my bookish endeavors from the year, but it was a struggle to figure out how I wanted to present this post. In years past, I would share data: the number of books I read, a breakdown of their publication years, how many books featured diversity, etc. But I've... Continue Reading →

2021 | What Worked For Me

A few years ago I took a cue from Anne Bogel and Emily P. Freeman and started writing down what worked for me the previous year. It's been a great way to ensure time for reflection and to think about where I can make changes in the upcoming year. So many things are out of... Continue Reading →

The End of 2021

Goodness gracious. Happy New Year's Eve! How did 2021 even happen??! What a year - in so many ways. And although the year has flown by, December seems like it has lasted forever thanks to illnesses and shifts in everyone's daily rhythms. I suppose it's nice that the holiday season feels much longer than usual,... Continue Reading →

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