Which Habit Is More Important: Reading or Sleep?

I’m pretty good at habits. Sometimes, I’m too good. My habits gather strength. Sometimes, one of my habits gets in the way of another habit. I wrote in my “What’s Making Me Happy in July” post that one thing NOT making me happy is my lack of sleep. It’s becoming a huge problem. I spend my mornings feeling irritable, draggy, and stressed about all the things I... read more

What’s Making Me Happy In July: a Farm Share and Stephen Colbert

I’m a little late linking up to my writer/blogger friend Sara Letourneau this month for What’s Making Me Happy (WMMH). I wish I could say this post is late because I was busy doing the things that make me happy, but that wouldn’t be the whole truth. Partly, I’ve been spending quality time with family and friends, celebrating my birthday, relaxing. But I’ve also been painting... read more

What’s Making Me Happy In January

Welcome to the next installment of “What’s Making Me Happy,” a monthly series about the things that are brightening my life! And boy, does it need brightening this month. I need pepping up every time I turn on the news or look at social media. I couldn’t live without my… Himalayan Salt Lamp   I recently moved this lamp from the living room to the bedroom. In the living... read more

Knowing Myself Better: 9 Lessons Learned

My last day of teaching for the school year was this past Friday. I’m currently 39 weeks pregnant, and waiting for baby girl to arrive. I hope she gives me a few days to rest before she decides to enter the world! This transition has been more challenging than I’d anticipated. After all these months of preparation, I expected to be mentally ready to stop teaching. But I’m sad to be... read more

Summer Reading Round-Up

I’m bringing back book reviews with a new approach! I stopped doing monthly posts about what I was reading because: They were getting too long and cumbersome. In a sense, they even held back my reading life because I didn’t want to review more than 5 or 6 books a month. I struggled with what to write about books I didn’t like. Firstly, because even though a book isn’t right for me,... read more

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