Surrender | April 2022

April is nearing its end! What a month. I'm flipping back through my notebook to remember some of the highlights. It was simply a delightful one: full of friends, writing, good books (oh, the good books!!), time outside, and the anticipation of a new season. Now I'm ready to settle in and think about my... Continue Reading →

Surrender | March 2022

March has simply whooshed right by me. It feels like I was just sitting down to write my One Little Word update for February and here I am again! Thank you to Carolyn for hosting this monthly linkup. Having a check-in on a regular basis keeps this process alive for me and I'm endlessly thankful... Continue Reading →

Surrender | February 2022

The thing about February is that it's short, so this month's One Little Word post snuck right up on me! I almost had this one ready to go over the weekend, but it was my turn with the stomach bug that's been cycling through our house. So I'm getting this finished up a little later... 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 →

Stillness | December 2021

While trying to decide where to go with my last effort for my One Little Word in 2021, I realized that it's impossible to distill twelve months of Stillness into one post. I can't really put something together that shows everything I've learned and then wrap it up with a pretty bow. I can only... Continue Reading →

Stillness | November 2021

Friends, we only have one month left with this year's word. How can that be?! Stillness has been such a good fit for 2021 and I don't think I'm ready to leave it behind. Of course, I don't have to! I have a new word picked out for 2022, but Stillness will continue to work... Continue Reading →

Stillness | October 2021

Can you believe it's the last week of October? This is my favorite month and I'll be sad to say goodbye to it. And as we get closer to the end of 2021, I'm beginning to think of next year's word and what I'm looking to learn from it. But before then, I'm happy to... Continue Reading →

Stillness | September 2021

It's the last Tuesday of the month, so I'm checking in with Carolyn and my One Little Word. You can see all of my Stillness posts here. September was a month of feeling unsteady, off-kilter, and not quite like myself. It was a time of paring down and changing focus. The biggest shift for me... Continue Reading →

My Desk on Friday

This picture of my desk on Friday night illustrates my life right now. Empty notebooks. A closed laptop. Piles of paper that don't belong there. Library books buried in the detritus. I took last week off from nearly all of my regular scheduled programming. My journaling streak? It's over. Monday, August 30 was Day 513... Continue Reading →

Stillness | August 2021

September is nearly here! But before we can step into early fall, we have to let go of August. I can't think of a better way to end a month than checking in with Carolyn and everyone's One Little Word. I've used this year to practice slowing down and cultivate stillness in my life. I... Continue Reading →

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