So, I’m doing this whole 19 Things in 2019 thing (some spectacular writing right there) and we’re almost 1/6th of the way through 2019 so here’s an update: some things are going quite well and some things, so far, are not. Here are a few things that are going well: Finish knitting the scarf. The … More hobby & habit—snow day thoughts on why I write
Listening to: She Used to Be Mine, Sara Bareilles—Waitress It is because of Gretchen Rubin that I found myself in the second row at Waitress on a recent weekend watching Sara Bareilles belt “She Used to Be Mine.” I love Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast. I liked the book years ago, but my life was messier then—I was … More She Used to be Mine
First book of 2019: Melody Warnick’s This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are. The suggestion came from a podcast but I can’t recall if it was Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Forever35, or The Minimalists. (I highly recommend all three, by the way.) In the book, Warnick unpacks what is means to put down roots … More Book Report: “This Is Where You Belong”
Listening to: Heaven or Las Vegas, Cocteau Twins (via How To Build A Girl) A year ago, I pinged my fellow Book Clubbers and some friends to see if they wanted to do a 2018 reading challenge with me. It felt like my reading habits had gone astray—there were so many books I wanted/intended to read but … More The #25in2018 Reading Challenge
Compiled by 10 people* who participated in my #25in2018 book challenge—our most loved books from a year of avid reading! Our Top 5 Picks A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, Samantha Irby The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas A Visit from … More Books We Loved in 2018
The years teach us much the days never knew. – Emerson I have not updated this blog in one year. Oops. HOWEVER – I have written more in the last year than I have written in probably the last five years combined. The reason for the slow down on this site is actually a really … More Updates! And where you can find me these days…
Note: On the morning of March 22, 2016, my husband and I were in the Brussels airport bombings as we were checking in for our flight. This, and several other blog posts, reference those attacks and the trauma that followed. We both walked away from the attacks physically unharmed but the emotional and psychological tolls … More for the survivors.