Today’s daily gratitude prompt is about home. You can read Suzie’s response here. The question is: What is it about home that you’re grateful for? Adam and I closed on our first home together a few months ago, before we even got married. At first, it was just an empty shell of a place, no appliances … More Daily Gratitude: Thoughts on Home.
We don’t focus on the good things in life often enough. That’s why I just started following Suzie’s July gratitude month. I’m a little behind, but I’m always behind. Day 17 is things that make me smile. This should definitely be easy for me, because there are many things that make me smile. My husband. Ever … More Things That Make Me Smile.
We’ve been married for a month today and it’s hard to believe that it’s been that long. I feel like it was only yesterday that it all happened. Since the new year of last year, my life has been nothing but positive and blessed. I can’t imagine my life being anything but happy and full. … More Marital Bliss
Sometimes I wonder what it means to live fully in the world that I’m in. Does it mean going out and traveling the world, to see the people and places that have never been discovered? Does it mean to be politically active in a society with conflicting and polarizing opinions? Does it mean to be … More To Just Live in the World.
How am I feeling about everything that is happening in the world? I feel a mixture of emotions on a daily basis. I feel normal, I go about my daily homebody routines: Get up, Read Write in my journal Get cleaned up (brush teeth, put clothes on, wash face, etc) Play The Sims (a recent … More Question of the Day
Sometimes I sit in front of my iPad for various moments, wondering what I should write about next. I want my words to be careful and considerate. Something worth writing about. Something that others would read on their devices of choice and then stop and ponder how the world in a new way in which … More It is…or it is not.
I decided to set my Goodreads reading list at 30 this year. I was going to start at 50 but that seemed a little overreaching considering my reading pace last year and in previous years. So considered putting it at 20, as some of my friends put their reading goals at 20, but that seemed … More A New Year’s Ramble.
I originally found this book tag on Paper Fury. So without further ado, let’s jump right into it, shall we? 1. How many books are too many for a series? As long as there’s still a compelling story going and the author has a good outline going, then I think a series can have as … More The 20 Questions Book Tag.
Author: Sara Gruen Published: 2011, Algonquin Books Brief Summary: Jacob Jankowski leaves college after the death of his parents in the 1930’s. He jumps a train only to discover he has joined a struggling circus act. There, he works as the veterinarian, meeting a menagerie of people, including the star of the show with whom … More My Favorite Books #2: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
I want to disappear into writing. I want to find that love again, to get lost in the words until I look up and realize I’d been gone for hours. I miss coming up with ideas, of things to share. It used to be so effortless. And now I have to push myself to write, … More Writing Beyond.