An update: thoughts on writing, leisure, and acknowledging my finite human nature

I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS ALMOST JULY. (Sorry, not to be dramatic or anything…) I don’t know about you, but the first half of this year flew by in a flurry of work and family life. Almost without notice, months had passed before I realized that my personal writing was taking a serious back seatContinue reading “An update: thoughts on writing, leisure, and acknowledging my finite human nature”

If I Stand – Rich Mullins

There’s more that rises in the morningThan the sunAnd more that shines in the nightThan just the moonIt’s more than just this fire hereThat keeps me warmIn a shelter that is largerThan this room And there’s a loyalty that’s deeperThan mere sentimentsAnd a music higher than the songsThat I can singThe stuff of Earth competesForContinue reading “If I Stand – Rich Mullins”

How I am Learning to Be a Better Fashion-lover

As I began to think about this post, I got stuck on what to title it. I wanted to say something like, “How to be a good steward of your closet” –but then I hesitated. Does anyone use the word “steward” anymore? It sounds like a custodian, which sounds like a janitor, which then again,Continue reading “How I am Learning to Be a Better Fashion-lover”

Starting a new job? You need a “secret mentor” strategy!

When I was in my mid 20’s, I had the opportunity to join a new and exciting company in the luxury cosmetics field and started the job with stars in my eyes. I was already working as a freelance makeup artist around Nashville by offering my services to photographer, videographer, and event planning friends inContinue reading “Starting a new job? You need a “secret mentor” strategy!”

A Letter on New Years Eve (2020)

Dear friends and loyal readers, Somehow, we’ve made it to the end of 2020, the strangest year of my lifetime (and probably yours, too). Aside from the election and virus drama (which is ongoing and not insignificant), our family has had an interesting year. We’ve had some exciting professional changes, as well as some personalContinue reading “A Letter on New Years Eve (2020)”

Three Things: Winter is Coming Edition (plus a bonus goodie!)

Temps are dropping, skies are grey, and gusts of wind whip the last of the golden leaves to blanket the ground. We are saying goodbye to glorious fall and bracing ourselves for a long winter–a winter spent (mostly) at home, no doubt, and in need of accoutrements. In the spirit of making-the-most out of ourContinue reading “Three Things: Winter is Coming Edition (plus a bonus goodie!)”

A Writer’s Campaign: Laundry, Essays, and Pressing On Toward the Goal

I look at the clock again. How is it that time already? Where have the last 45 minutes gone? I’m scrambling to finish the task I am doing, one of about a thousand that requires me to do it, my hands and my feet, and not anyone else. My pace quickens as I throw inContinue reading “A Writer’s Campaign: Laundry, Essays, and Pressing On Toward the Goal”