Forced Leisure

I spent most of June in bed. That’s a weird thing to admit, especially for me. Usually, I bounce up and have a full day planned before I’m even dressed. I can’t remember the last time I was legitimately bored and could think of nothing to do. I have my books, my writing, my garden,…

Preparing for a Garden

We are so, so close to gardening weather here in Colorado. I’ve been waiting. And counting the days. And checking the temperature. See, Colorado is cold. And it stays cold for a long, long, long time after the ‘first day of spring’ that the rest of the country enjoys. Our first day of spring is…

Freedom

Now that I am not working full time, I have a little more flexibility in my schedule. Obviously, I’m still getting up early to work out and spending the majority of my day at my desk, but since my only boss at the moment is myself, it’s a little easier to wiggle out of writing…

Wedding Hair

My sister is getting married next month. We’re all wildly excited about it. What better way to celebrate June than with a wedding? I am not in this particular wedding, but I am working the ‘behind the scenes’ to get all the little miscellaneous tasks done. Lots of flowers. Lots of decorating. Lots of lists….

Writing Free

My writing habits are changing. I like to think that they always are, actually. As a writer, I like to go with what works and change things up when something begins to feel stale. If I don’t, things get stuck. Actually, I get stuck. Being stuck is my least favorite state of being. I stare…

Spring and Homesteading

Now that I’m freelancing, my schedule is a lot more flexible than it was. Sure, I’m still working full time. But how—and when—that work happens is up to me. Which allows for some wiggle room and a bit of discovery. Discovery is one of my goals for this next season. Discovering more about myself, discovering…

Rituals

I’ve officially been working from home for a year now. Since I am now a freelancer, working from home should be a pretty permanent thing now. (Fingers crossed.) And, since I’m no longer logging hours or focusing solely on one project, my schedule has changed significantly in the last few weeks. Which means that my…

Off to the Zoo

It’s spring now, right? We’re gonna say it’s spring. Colorado will object and probably send a huge snowstorm just to spite me, but it’s warm today and I want to believe in miracles. That’s why all my windows are open. Since it is most definitely spring, I took some time out of the whirlwind of…

Learning to Swim

I haven’t posted in two months. Is that crazy or what? This may be the longest break I’ve taken since I started this blog. Okay, it’s probably not the longest. It feels like the longest, though. I have a good reason for keeping my head down as long as I have. Things have been happening….

Messy Writing

I have a new book in the works. Exciting, right? My life has been a little crazy lately, what with work and being married and working through lessons on MasterClass and possibly even working on design ideas for a new house. (Gasp.) But, in the midst of it all, I have my own work to…