2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge. How many of you love to read? Hands up in the air! ...and wave 'em round like you just don't care! Woo Hoo! As an introvert, I take great pleasure in my reading time. Now don't think I'm saying that extroverts don't read. Because I know for a fact that they do. My [...]

Thoughts on turning the page…To 41

Thoughts on turning the page…To 41

Birthday Celebrations. That's right! It's my birthday! I'm singin' and dancin' that out ya'll! Thoughts on being 40. I had an amazing year of being 40. I grew by leaps and bounds. Pressing comfort zones both physically and mentally. It really felt like a coming into my own. Background. If you are new to my [...]

M.I.A.

M.I.A.

M.I.A. I've been missing around the blogosphere. (anxiety) There's been a lot that I want to share from my earlier travels and I've thought...maybe I can get to that tomorrow...and then I don't. So today is a check-in of sorts. I'll probably add some photos from my archives because I can't imagine one of my [...]

30 Day Challenge…June

30 Day Challenge…June

End of May. This month has flown by for me. It will continue to be busy for the next few weeks. I apologize ahead of time that it's taking me a little longer than normal to respond to comments and catch up on reading. 30 Day Challenge. I looked at the calendar and realized June [...]

30 Day Challenge… April

30 Day Challenge… April

#thisis40. We are fast approaching the 8th month in my year of #thisis40 thirty day challenges. Those of you who've been following along since the beginning know that I turned 40 in September of 2017. Eek! I can't believe that we are well past the halfway mark of my 40th year! Even though I had [...]

Lessons Learned During A Reading Challenge

Lessons Learned During A Reading Challenge

Reading. I have always loved reading. I can't remember a time when my nose wasn't buried in a book. Just as in life, my reading seasons ebb and flow. Sometimes I am voraciously reading book after book and other times I watch the ones that I thought I'd read, sit and gather dust upon the [...]

30 Days of…February Challenge

30 Days of…February Challenge

That by desiring what is perfectly good, even when we don't quite know what it is and cannot do what we would, we are part of the divine power against evil - widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower. -Dorothea inΒ MiddlemarchΒ by George Eliot Reading. (psst...I am Amazon affiliate, which means [...]

Lessons Learned While Practicing Gratitude

Lessons Learned While Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful. It is a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. There have been numerous recent (and probably old ones as well) studies that show how practicing gratitude each day is good for our mental health. December tends to be a whirlwind of activity [...]

Gratitude + Music

Gratitude + Music

Gratitude for Music. Today is Day 11 of my December challenge. I have pondered each daily prompt of gratitude. And I have taken photos. I have shared little snippets on my Instagram story. And I have journaled. I collected ideas and thoughts and felt gratefulness for this amazing thing called life. When I came to [...]

30 Days of… December Challenge

30 Days of… December Challenge

Monthly Challenge. Can you believe that it's almost December?! Given that my November Challenge was a cumbersome undertaking, I thought that I'd take on an easier challenge for December. Holiday time tends to make life a little more chaotic as well. Right?! Commercialism tends to take so much away from the season that I've decided [...]