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 →

Library Check Out – February 2019

Welcome to February's Library Check Out! Thanks to Bookish Beck for creating and hosting this monthly link up. February was another great library month for me -- there's nothing better than using the public library! Library Books Read Rising Strong by Brene Brown: this was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Lila is the third book in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead series. I'm reading them out of order based on what's available at the library, but they are all stand-alone so I'm not too worried! I'm going to have to buy my own copies of these books, I can already tell. They have incredible re-read potential! Lila... 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 →

Writing Success

I often find myself wondering how people achieve balance in their writing time. Of course, "balance" is my eternal struggle, so it makes sense that I'd find a way to work it into this subject! Nearly all of my time writing is devoted to this blog even though there are other projects that have been... Continue Reading →

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