"Mom, what I do without you?" He asks as he wraps his arms around my waist and lays his head on my stomach. I wrap my arms around his shoulders, rub his back and say it back to him, "what would I do without you, buddy?" I really don’t know. ... Most nights bedtime… Continue reading On Letting Go
My alarm pulls me out of whatever deep sleep I can muster with toddler feet in my face at 5 am. I contort my body to turn it off, without opening my eyes my finger finds my phone and turns off the alarm. I roll over and try to fall into a deep sleep, irritated… Continue reading Finding Creative Time
“Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by… every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love.” - Saint Therese I read something recently in an email subscription… Continue reading Magic Maker
At the end of last year, I made a list of goals I wanted to achieve for 2017. After neglecting myself most of 2016, I wanted to ensure that I spent the coming year taking care of myself. One of the ways I love to practice self-care is to read. I wanted to create a… Continue reading What I’ve Read (so far in 2017)
image via When I met my husband seven years ago I was at my weakest. I was broken hearted and my dreams had recently been shattered. I was fearful of the future, the unknown, what (and who) I would become. He loved me anyway, let me know that it wasn't a career that made me… Continue reading Strands of Gold
Reading: This book is on the suggested reading for The Year of Creativity theme of play. It has been on my to read list for a while now. It has so many good nuggets of wisdom, I am taking away so much from it. Listening: This podcast on the (formerly) Grit and Glitter Co podcast was really interesting. Tiffany… Continue reading Reading, Writing, Listening 6
You stare at your blank notebooks and think you don’t have anything of substance to say. You stare at a blank screen and think your voice isn’t needed. You want to give up, to quit, to go back to thinking you aren’t the creative type, that you can’t be a writer. But something keeps you from walking away.
Happy July! I can't believe how quickly we are flying through 2017. We are officially 4 months away from my baby girl turning 2 (her golden birthday)! It is so hard to believe! I am working on figuring out a rhythm for my writing practice, so that is my main focus for July. My other… Continue reading July Goals