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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