Life

That’s what this calling is

People, I am reading fiction again, and it is the best.

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The. Best.

It’s not necessarily the best fiction, I just forgot how nice it is to get wrapped up in a story and not care that your inbox is becoming cluttered or that the dishes are piling up or that you’ll get an hour less sleep, all because you’d rather be reading. Reading takes priority over mostly everything else. It’s wonderful.

*Let’s pause to note that shortly after the above, I decided that reading took priority over writing this post, and read for another 30 minutes before going to Continue reading

Today, I ran.

If my own experience is any indication, writers are more talented at procrastinating than at any other skill. I can come up with 87 things to do that are not writing. Eating is a favorite standby (because perpetual snacking and sitting are foundational to every healthcare routine). There is also the never ending List Of Things – bills to be paid, texts to return, errands to be run. It is during would-be writing time that I find things to photograph and then edit; it becomes imperative to look out the window and wonder why I haven’t done anything with the … Continue reading

For your Monday

1. To Read

One of my favorites, A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
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A truer story

I knew I liked Lauren Venn as soon as I read her About page. It was so disarmingly honest. Her whole blog is like that – she does not pull a single punch. I’m on an unexpected but welcomed truth kick in life, so I find myself appreciating people who tell it like it is even more than I usually appreciate them.

This post in particular struck a chord with me, which is what happens when you read a blog post and find yourself shouting “YES!” in agreement after every sentence. Here’s a portion:

We’ve all come prepackaged with insecurities

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I turned 28 a few days ago (although according to some sources, I actually turned 29). And since I love nothing more than a good round of reflection, I came up with this list of 28 things that have happened so far in life that I’m really happy about. It’s not an exhaustive list, and I’m sure 5 minutes after I hit Publish I’ll think of 10 more things to add, but these are the ones that have come to mind so far.

In no particular order:

28 Things I’m Really Glad I Did

  1. Smashed 1/4 of an avocado
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What I Love : April

What I Love : April

Well, we skipped March, and it’s well-documented that I have no words for actual blogging right now, so how about a list to kick April off? Because who doesn’t love avoidance with a side of slacking?

What I’m Loving This Month

1. 2048 // My tea is cold, no work has been done, and I have barely moved a muscle since dinner. All because of this ridiculous game. People. This is why I don’t play online games. The competitive streak kills me every time. Every time. If you are looking for me, I’ll be up until sunrise trying to beat … Continue reading

In lieu of words

In lieu of words

I’m not so good with the words this week, so I’m sending out a peace offering of YouTube videos instead.

Win some, lose some. YouTube some.

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Unleash NYC

This is just fun. What’s better than surprising people and making them smile?

2. 5 Ways to Live an Extraordinary Life

This list is actually legit, unlike most Make Your Life Better! lists. Probably because it’s by Bob Goff, and he rules all.

3. African Tribal Cover of Let it Go

This has exploded over the past few days so you may have already seen it, but … Continue reading

Pajamas and things

Pajamas and things

I had a successful weekend of freelance work. How do I know it was successful?

Last night I went to change into my pajamas…and realized I had never changed out of them.

Winning.

In between the not-showering and the not-wearing-real-clothes, I found a bunch of things to share with you all this morning.

1. His & Hers Pillowcases

I didn’t “find” this one so much as I made this one, but I really liked how it turned out. And don’t be afraid of the sewing. The fact that I completed it sans-injury should inspire all sorts of confidence in your … Continue reading