Celebrate September

September first seems like a long time ago. These days have been filled. I have done much, read much, learned much. Here’s a little peek into my life these past 30 days: What I Learned Walking is hard (and maybe I have an achievement complex) I have been experiencing a lot of knee pain lately, so my…

When You Realize You Need A Heart Transplant

I’ve noticed something about myself that I don’t like. I encounter a person. I ask them how they are doing. They tell me. Good. Bad. Mediocre. Whatever. Sometimes I scroll through Facebook. I see an article about a tragedy. Or maybe a victory. I get a phone call or a text from someone near to me. They…

Saturday Shares

{Have you taken the 2016 Reader Survey yet? I’d love to get to know you a little, and I’m sure you would love to win a $15 Amazon gift card. Click here!} Online links worth a read:  On Love and Poetry  By Elli Johnson “Learning to love someone is like poetry… There is no quick solution, no…

4 Ways to Embrace Your Daily Life

{This is a part of my Autumn Mantra series. Join me here as I unpack the words and phrases I’m hoping will shape my fall!} Autumn routines tend to be less about glamor and more about grit. My fall, thus far, has looked like getting up before the sun, packing lunches and scrubbing breakfast dishes in…

When You Feel like There’s Not Enough

There’s not enough. That seems to be the motto repeated by most of us as we venture through this world day after day. Not enough time. Not enough money. Not enough space. Not enough sleep. Not enough talent. Not enough room. Not enough fun. Not enough interest. Not good enough, not smart enough, not funny…

Saturday Shares

{Have you taken the 2016 Reader Survey yet? I’d love to know you a little, and I’m sure you would love to win a $15 Amazon gift card. Click here!} Online links worth a read: You Don’t Have to Make Your Bed to Write a Book by Donald Miller “It’s important then that we wake up…

I am Not the Main Character

{This is a part of my Autumn Mantra series. I hope you’ll join me as I continue unpacking the words and phrases that are behind the way I am choosing to live this fall. Subscribe below to have updates delivered directly to your inbox!} I’ve always been a bit of a theater geek. There is…

Saturday Shares

Links worth a read: Who Else Wants A Happy Ending? by Charissa Steyn “Imagine your imagination running wild into a story where happy endings abound even when the middle seems a bit muddled, where every page is bookmarked and brimming with beauty.” Saying Yes by Kim Rama for The Art of Simple “And then I…

Just Start [and get over your need for a perfect plan]

A little real talk real quick: Today is Friday. I shuffled around in zombie-like fashion for the first two hours of my morning. The week was full. The remnants of summer’s days – long and slow – are quickly evaporating. Our eager seven-year-old neighbor, desperate to borrow my husband’s phone for a few rounds(?) of Pokemon Go…