Digital Minimalism Update

In February and March I wrote two posts on my efforts to minimize the digital distractions in my life, Digital Minimalism and Digital Minimalism Revisited. I'd just finished the book by Cal Newport of the same name and was inspired to cut out the mindless distractions of my life. Since then, I've continued to stay... Continue Reading →

Rest

What a week! It's now been over a week since I've written anything, even my morning pages. I've had an entire week of distressing digestion issues along with a sick husband and sick children. So I've fallen completely off of the writing wagon and am looking to slowly climb back aboard. So I'm here at... Continue Reading →

An Artist’s Date… to the Feed Store

The snow has finally melted back enough for the crocuses to start poking through the ground! It's going to be a cold week, but those tender looking stalks are actually quite tough, so they'll be fine. The pussy willow hasn't started fuzzing yet, but I can't wait to clip some of those sweet little branches... Continue Reading →

Keeping Focus

We're nearly a quarter of the way through the year and it seems like everyone is taking stock of their blog goals - our original intentions versus what we've created as a result of our real lives. I don't know about you, but I feel adrift. I thought my goals for this year were simple:... Continue Reading →

Joan Didion’s On Keeping a Notebook

"What is a recipe for sauerkraut doing in my notebook? What kind of magpie keeps this notebook?"On Keeping a Notebook, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, page 138, Joan Didion Thanks to Nina Lacour's podcast On Keeping a Notebook, I've been reconsidering my previous animosity for Joan Didion. I read The Year of Magical Thinking a few years... Continue Reading →

Digital Minimalism Revisited

About 3 weeks ago I wrote about Digital Minimalism and set a few goals for myself. Since then, I've been more thoughtful about my use of social media. I hated the fact that I found myself scrolling Twitter when I was sitting with my children. Not only is it dehumanizing to them, but I'm so... Continue Reading →

Birthday Thoughts – 2019

I'm 35 years old today. I've sat here and stared at that number for a little while, trying to figure out how I feel about it. On one hand, it looks ancient. I'm halfway between my 20s and 40s - how did that happen? On the other hand, it looks like I'm still a spring... Continue Reading →

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

I just love the research that Cal Newport does. He's all about getting the most out of our time and truly living the life that we want. Digital Minimalism is his latest effort to help us cull the distractions and focus on the things we truly value. The point isn't to necessarily stop using social... Continue Reading →

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