Depth Year · Reading & Writing

How I’m Reaching My Writing Goals – Limiting Screen Time

There are so many distractions pulling our attention away from the things that we find truly important. I know that I want to spend time being present with my family, reading as much as I can, and cultivating a steady writing routine. But I spend a lot of time on my phone, especially on apps… Continue reading How I’m Reaching My Writing Goals – Limiting Screen Time

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Paper & Pen

What Worked In January 2019 – Bullet Journal

I love bullet journaling. I love the flexibility to make it what you want or need. I've been extremely minimalist lately because I can throw together this monthly layout in just a few minutes and it serves nearly all of my needs for the entire month. No getting out a ruler and trying to draw… Continue reading What Worked In January 2019 – Bullet Journal

Book Recommendations · reading · Reading & Writing

Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

I've been wanting to read Marilynne Robinson for years, but was terrified. I knew that she was smart and loved and revered. I also knew that her writing is considered top-notch. I finally got the guts to tackle one despite my fears - Gilead. After receiving bad news from his doctor, John Ames decided to… Continue reading Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

Book Recommendations · Reading & Writing

Library Checkout – January 2019

Thank you to Bookish Beck for creating and hosting this link up! This is a fun one, especially because it reminds me how incredible the public library is. And I'm so lucky that my librarians are so kind and I'm slowly becoming more brave about making special requests. Go visit your local library - they… Continue reading Library Checkout – January 2019

Reading & Writing

Ten Most Recent Additions to My Reading List

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for posting this weekly link-up. Today's topic explores books recently added to my wish list. I feel like the list is ever-expanding and link-ups like this don't help me exercise much self control!! I recently discovered Marilynne Robinson and I'm ready to devour her, despite… Continue reading Ten Most Recent Additions to My Reading List

Paper & Pen · Reading & Writing · writing

Writers Walk

https://twitter.com/marykarrlit/status/1071582297437151232 Mary Karr, who I think I might be distantly related to (by marriage), wrote that tweet on December 8 and I can't stop thinking about it. And she's right. I'm slowly picking my way through Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, and it's amazing how many writers and thinkers swear by their walks. It shouldn't… Continue reading Writers Walk