Friday, June 29, 2018

Monthly Reflections | June

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

I started the month off thinking I was going to knock out this huge list of tasks I'd written up thirty days ago. I had good intentions. Sometimes, life doesn't always go the way we think it is. I got hit out of left field with a couple of things that required me to step back and deal with some very deep and heavy emotional pain. Anxiety soon made its appearance and depression, on its coattails. As soon as I began working through the mental disarray, I became physically ill.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 128

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

I remember visiting my brother's grave several months after he died. Whenever we would drop by, there would always be some new physical reminder of a memory someone shared with him. My family had flowers and a little butterfly garden flag that hung on a wrought iron stand. Several of his friends brought basketball collectibles. Someone even brought a Matchbox rendition of the car he drove when he was alive.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Links to Love | 132

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

The newsreel has been hard and heavy this week. If you are human, it's undoubtedly affected you in a deep way. I've had to limit my exposure to small, manageable bites because I'm the type of person who carries the burdens of others, whether I want to or not. There are many of us out there - they call us empaths - and we have to take care to guard our energy as it can so easily be depleted on the things we cannot change alone. Today, I wanted to share some stories that will encourage you or make you smile. Have a blessed weekend, friend.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 127

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
There are some days when life seems like a bright, open road and then there are others when we're creeping along a dark, narrow and shaky bridge. The paths we choose aren't always going to be well-lit or straight and narrow, but if we follow our hearts, we will find our way.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Links to Love | 131

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

Howdy, friends. TGIF! The weekend is almost here. Just a few more hours... What are your plans? I'm going to be doing a little bit of working, a little bit of playing, and a whole lot of reading. Hope you have a great one!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Heart to Paper | A Daily Journaling Routine

A peek inside my revamped journaling routine. #journal #gratitude

"The habit of writing for my eye is good practice. It loosens the ligaments." - Virginia Woolf

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 25

 Join me for a conversation over coffee? #coffeedates

If you and I had coffee...

I'd meet you at an outdoor cafe in town. We'd snatch a table on the corner of the big patio under the ivy-covered trellis, and we'd both agree to the daily special when the server suggested the customer favorite to us. We'd enjoy the warmth of the sunshine, but smell the rain in the air and would cross our fingers that the poor weather would hold off until later in the day. Gotta love those pop-up June thunderstorms.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 126

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

"You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together." - Anthony Bourdain

It's Monday again and this one is bittersweet for me. Last week was a tough one with the loss of two talented creative souls as well as some sad news in my own life. The last seven days have been emotionally draining and I'm hoping this week is a little kinder. I'm intentionally starting the day off on a positive note with a bit mug of tea. Hope you have a blessed Monday.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Links to Love | 130

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

It is a GOOD day to be alive. My local hockey team, the Caps, are the Stanley Cup champions. This is the first time we've ever won the title and I am a very happy girl. I'm wearing my red today in celebration and will be cracking into a bottle of wine later today. Go Caps! What is something you are celebrating this week?

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

What I Read | May + FREE Printable Summer Reading List

A look back at what I read last month + a #FREE summer reading list printable. #ASGbookshelf #whatIread
It was a busy month for books and I managed to meet my goal and read twenty-one books in May. I will say that I felt a bit underwhelmed by a lot of the books on my list. Many of them had rave reviews on Goodreads or were classics that "everyone" loved. Welp, not me. How does it make you feel when you don't connect with a book when it seems like every other reader on the planet has? 

Monday, June 04, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 125

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
Good morning, all! It appears, from the local forecast, that the sun could peek out today - something it hasn't done for nearly a month, and boy, have I missed it. I really hope it does because I need to get outside and re-pot my kalanchoe and two herb plants I got over the weekend. Cross your fingers for me and have an awesome Monday!

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Links to Love | 129

Stop by to see my favorite links from the week!  #linkstolove
Happy Saturday! It's another rainy weekend here, so that means another weekend indoors catching up on work. What are your weekend plans?