April 2017 Inspiration

April 2017 Inspirations

April isn’t a month that I pay too much attention to, honestly. However, I think it makes a good name. Somehow it’s both whimsical and practical all at once. How could a word do that? If you could be named any month, which would you choose? I think I’d either choose April or September. Maybe. This might be one of those things that changes monthly, or weekly. [I’m using Amazon Affiliate links in this post. It does not add cost...
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March 2017 Inspiration

Oh, hello, lovely March! So I can’t be sure why I absolutely, most certainly do really like March. But I do. Perhaps, March serenades the coming of spring’s budding footsteps? But I also really enjoy coming up with this inspiration post. What I’m Being Inspired By The world offers such a combination of items for inspiration. Food, music, activities, traveling, books…honestly, there has to be something for everybody. Current Jam: I’m absolutely enamored with the French band NAZCA. Recently, I’ve...
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February 2017 Inspiration

Truthfully, I get so caught up in January that I forget about poor, little February. And so, here’s my February inspirations a little bit late this year. Throw a little love into the world this year, you all! What I’m Being Inspired By I enjoy gathering up the things that are delighting me each month. Sometimes, I feel like I’ve got nothing. But other times, I’m like, “How could I ever choose?!” Current Jam: How can it be that this...
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26 Things Learned In 26 Years

26 Things I’ve Learned In The Last 26 Years

26 Things I’ve Learned In The Last 26 Years Today, I’m the oldest that I’ve ever been, and well, you are too. Trying to come up with something to say about another year seems next to impossible because how can you sum up a year…but really? Life has not been what I expected. It hasn’t followed the map that I colored into being with crayons and backyard grass stews. Nope, not all. But, when I sit back, and truly take...
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January 2017 Inspiration

January 2017 Inspiration

Happy 2nd Day of January! Sometimes I think this is the hardest day of the year because it’s the first day back to everything…without a holiday in sight for months. The snow is no longer cheery (if it ever was) and the Christmas decorations come down (either by design or they fall). Personally, I love January. It breathes new beginnings. New opportunities. Fresh starts. What I’m Being Inspired By Current Jam: Yes, yes, I know. Alice in Wonderland came out...
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December 2016 Inspiration

December 2016 Inspiration aerial silks

Oh, hello, December! What’s not to love about this month? We blink and it’s over, but mostly that has everything to do with the flurry of shopping, holiday events, and visiting that crowds our calendars. What do you love most about December? Really, I want to know! I adore the Christmas music, and I kind of love the excuse to spend too much money on loved ones. I’m breaking my budget right now…which is a questionable decision, I know. What...
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November 2016 Inspiration

November 2016 Inspiration

So here’s the thing, I can hardly wait until I stop receiving phone calls from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton advertisements across every single banner. I’m just tired of this circus. But, this will not define my November because there’s more going on than the election.   Like Christmas music. Like Thanksgiving. Like watching my favorite FRIENDS Thanksgiving episodes. Like all the excitement circling Netflix releasing more Gilmore Girls.   So, Happy November, my friends! I hope that you’ve started...
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Why Small Talk Is Important

Why Small Talk Is Important

I’m not good at small talk. In fact, I think small talk is a huge hassle and a waste of time. And this reasoning solidifies that I’ve never been particularly good at small talk. I want to get to the nitty gritty. I want to know what makes you tick. Good or bad! I want to know why you think breaking up with God is a good idea. And this is my struggle with human interaction. This is my struggle when...
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Margin: Where I Ponder What It Is To Leave The Busy For A Moment

Brick wall with mortar and a structured hole

Margin, the white space around the text in a book, is the forgotten bit. We see it, but we don’t.   The people who don’t make the actual text of the history books or are the poorest of the poor are called “the marginalized.” They’re the ones that history forgets. And yet, the margin frames the text.   The margin is the structure for the activity. Maybe it’s deserves more credit.   Margin or the Negative Space I used to work...
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October 2016 Inspiration

October 2016 Inspiration

Who doesn’t love the relief of cooler temperatures (unless of course, you’re heading into summer)? I’ll always be a soul who enjoys all the seasons in their time. I like the rhythm that they bring, the reminder that we won’t be in a season forever. Each season offers a chance to shake off from the last and embrace what is to come. I’ve been searching the trees these last few days, watching for the glimmer of gold edges and ruby...
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