“A day can really slip by when you're deliberately avoiding what you're supposed to do.” ― Bill Watterson, There's Treasure Everywhere It has been a month of avoiding writing. For a few weeks, I felt like I was herding cats when I sat down to blog. My mind felt connected and filled with ideas. When I would sit … Continue reading 2:2


A woman is like a teabag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.-Eleanor Roosevelt One of my favorite mugs sits on my desk, warm, inviting, a tall spoon sticking out the top of it. It is filled with tea, a little bit of honey, lemon. It transports … Continue reading 2:1


“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars I bought a bright red bullet journal in 2019 to use in 2020. Around October 2019, I started doodling in that audacious little book. I created my opening pages for the coming year, and through that process, I realized my word … Continue reading 1:1


I've started to give thought to posture this year. It feels like a challenge to overcome. What stance does one take in order to Flourish? What a big, grand, audacious word to pick for ones year. I've thought about posture in the context of my word for the year, in the context of this blog, … Continue reading posture


The snow has melted, and the ground has returned to the crunchy, frozen, dead, brown leaves that covered the earth before. Looking out my window the world appears gray, hard, uninviting. I have no desire to leave the comfort of my cozy studio for the cold that has descended upon us. This morning I sit … Continue reading gray


My earbuds, pounding music into my mind, create a weird dichotomy as I look out my window into the pitch, still, blackness of the night. It yells quiet, calm, nothingness. My ears hear a loud, pounding drum line that gives way to a melodic guitar. My surroundings feel calm and quiet, while my mind is … Continue reading walk


I sit in my new spot in my studio this morning. At the beginning of the new year, I decided it was time to take everything out of the studio, clean, add more organization, and rethink the space. I'm glad I did it, I'm glad Katie helped. She built me new shelves for my books … Continue reading snow


I wake up to the sound of rain on the windows. The small splashing of the drops hitting the panes and bursting open as they trail down in a path to the bottom of the window. Ping, ping, patter, ping. The world is dark around me. It is too early for the white morning light … Continue reading rain


I've spent a lot of time wondering about God, faith, my everyday life, how these things all work together, coexist. I've felt curious about writing for a time on my thoughts and feelings about God how those thoughts have changed, evolved, grown, shrunk over time. I feel stuck when I think much past the desire … Continue reading everyday


Last night I found myself scrolling through old blog posts. I was searching for a specific picture that I knew was buried down in the feed. As my finger glided over my phone screen, I landed on the image of me sitting in the van. I stopped. . When Katie snapped the picture of me … Continue reading masks