Welcome to The Cozy Burrow! I am a 30-something mom working part-time at a Community Mental Health Center in the Quality Assurance department. I have three children under 5 years old and am working to perfect my granny chic game. Fair warning about my blog: this isn’t a carefully curated collection of work. I have so many interests that it’s ridiculous and this space reflects that.
The common denominator among my interests is simple: they are cozy. I love reading, writing, journaling, knitting, and quilting. My life’s ambition is to become Mrs. Weasley or a Beatrix Potter character — I’m not sure which is most realistic! I’m all about trying to do a lot with a little and am trying to become as frugal and as resourceful as possible, while still creating a warm and cozy home for my family.
This blog began as a book blog, which I started because I wanted to connect with other readers; in real life, I am very introverted and find it hard to strike up conversations with anyone about anything, so I only have a few very close friendships. I also wanted my own little slice of cyberspace to think about and set goals for reading and writing.
Authors that I often turn to are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Pema Chödrön, Roald Dahl, Tana French, Joanne Harris, Alice Hoffman, bell hooks, Shirley Jackson, Kate Morton, Sylvia Plath, Philip Pullman, Barbara Pym, J. K. Rowling, and Zadie Smith. I am trying to read more of the “classics,” so am always up for a read-a-long (and here’s my Classics Club book list)!
But here’s my challenge: I go through long periods of time when I’m a focused and dedicated reader. But then I go through long periods of time when I’m trying to create as much as possible! That’s where my knitting and sewing comes in. I’m learning to embrace that about myself and to just go wherever my flow takes me.
Thank you for joining me over here. Let’s get to know each other!
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