Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Monthly Reflections | February

Wrapping up the month and sharing what I've been up to in life and on the blog. What is your favorite moment of February? #currently



February isn't normally one of my favorite months. It is usually very cold. It has my least favorite holiday. It only has twenty-eight days, which completely screws up this girl who loves the dependability of a thirty-day month. There have been some not-so-good events that happened in Februaries of the past, leaving me feeling a tad bitter. This month... This has been a good month. Hope it was for you too. :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

NY Times By the Book | vol 2

I'm doing a #bythebook tag and sharing what writers have inspired me!




I love a good book. I also love The New York Times. Combine the two, and you've got gold. The Times does this little series called "By the Book" and it's one of my favorites. They ask someone famous (author, political figure, movie star, etc.) some bookish questions and the responses are always enthralling. Some of my favorites are from the likes of Chelsea Clinton, Anthony Bourdain, and my favorite author of all time, Roxane Gay.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 113

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful



"If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present." - Roy T. Bennett

Friday, February 23, 2018

Links to Love | 120

Stop by to see my favorite links from the week!  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites



It has been a strange but wonderful week. The last few days, we've had some way above average temperatures and I've had the windows open non-stop. In February! I'm not complaining because there is nothing better than fresh air in that winter lull between the Christmas holiday and spring break. Sadly, the weekend looks like it's bringing some rain, but I'll have plenty of work to do and a special someone to occupy my mind. Have a fabulous weekend! 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 21

Join me for a conversation over coffee? #coffeedates



If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet up a week late for our Valentine's Day date, because #flu. I'd recommend this trendy new diner in town that featured old-school charm in a modern-day setting. The long sleek bar counter that stretches the entire length of the restaurant would glisten of polished natural wood and the ambiance of the pendant lights overhead set the mood perfectly. We'd find two stools and order our drinks from one of the baristas behind the counter - I'd get a he(art) latte, something this place is known for, and we'd order a pastry to share from the glass cupboard on the back wall.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 112

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful




"Often she dreamt she had two wings, and one was frightened, and one was happy." - Erin Bow

I had a little dream about a month ago that seemed insignificant at the time. The strange thing was, it came true last week, which leads me to think about premonitions. I wonder at what point you stop thinking you are dreaming and start believing that you were sent a sign from God or the universe (or whatever you may believe in) that you should be on the look-out. Do dreams really come true or are we now manifesting our desires? This is an idea I will continue to ponder.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 111

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful



"These mountains you are carrying, you were only meant to climb." - Najwa Zebian

Friday, February 09, 2018

Links to Love | 119

Stop by to see my favorite links from the week!  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites



It's been an encouraging week. There have been some awesome things happening around here and in science and around the world and... the Olympics are starting! I adore the winter Olympics and will be keeping tabs on all of the athletes from North America. I love watching the parade of nations during the opening ceremony. It always makes me tear up when I see how much pride people have in their homeland, even if they are the only person representing their country. Are you a fan of the Olympics?

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Sick | Life with a Chronic Illness

The story of how I learned I had #adrenalinsufficiency and my experience with #chronic #illness



I wasn't going to write this post. I don't usually disclose details about my health pubically other than sharing brief updates here on the blog and doing some advocacy in my own time. While many of you know that I have a chronic illness and sometimes have bad days, the specifics of what those days entail are only known by those closest to me. I am writing this because so many of you asked me to share details after I talked about my seven year life anniversary last fall.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

What I Read | January

A look back at the books I read last month. #ASGbookshelf #whatIread



January. A Shakespeare plays readathon. Books that made me laugh. Books that made me cry. A few books that made me roll my eyes and want to throw them into a wall. Overall, it was a pretty good month as I devoured twenty-five pieces of literature. That's thousands of pages and God knows how many words and I made a few interesting discoveries during the month...

Monday, February 05, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 110

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful



BRB... I'll be sleeping off that SuperBowl hangover. Just kidding. I actually hit the sack super early because I have been so cold all weekend long and all I've wanted to do is cuddle up in bed under the covers. I could get used to these 9 p.m. bedtimes if it wasn't usually my most productive time of the day. :)

Friday, February 02, 2018

Links to Love | 118

Stop by to see my favorite links from the week!  #linkstolove #fridayfavorites



This has been a very strange week. Things (and people) normally get a little weird when there is a full moon, and even more so when the moon is closer to Earth like it was two days ago. On top of the lunar oddities, the weather has been up and down, ranging from spring-like temperatures and last night, there was snow in the forecast. I'm so sensitive to changes in the barometer and the moon's cycle, so all week long, my senses have been heightened. Does anyone else experience this? Just me?

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Hello February | Goals

I'm starting the month with some good intentions and a few goals. What is a goal you've set for this month? #goals #goalsetting



January felt like a trial month for me. Like when you sign up for a subscription service and get a month free. That's what January was. I worked really hard on some things and made a lot of headway, but there are even bigger goals I want to accomplish this month. P.S. Am I the only one who freaks out a little because February is such a short month? I find myself wondering if I'm going to have enough time to complete everything. Are we getting shortchanged with only twenty-eight days?