I'm doing a Gratitude Writing Challenge in lieu of NaNoWriMo this year. Freedom When I think of freedom I think of the freedom I have in Christ. I think of the freedom I have to be the exact person I was created to be, more and better every day (at least that's the goal). I … Continue reading Freedom, Beauty, Color
I am participating in a Gratitude Writing Challenge this month. I love creativity! Mine and other people's. I love having an idea of how something should or could look and then making it happen by cutting and gluing things together and moving and painting and tying. I love dreaming up people who wouldn't otherwise exist and … Continue reading Creativity
I am fascinated by how people spend their time. It’s a common enough question to ask someone, “What do you do for fun?” but I want to know what people do for not fun. I want to know what people do at 7pm on a Tuesday evening after day’s work. I suppose what I'm saying … Continue reading Hobbies
Today I've been watching Season 2 (because Netflix doesn't have Season 1) of RuPaul's Drag Race and have been enjoying every minute of it. My brother and his girlfriend sold it to me as a mix of America's Next Top Model and Project Runway and I have not been disappointed. It's so fun. One of … Continue reading RuPaul Theology
This week I read Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear and it changed my life. I think I say that a lot, that something changed my life, but that's how we grow. We experience something and we let it change us. We read, for example, My Notorious Life by Kate Manning and we let it … Continue reading Big Magic Changed My Life
I wouldn't classify myself as "creative." I am an organizer. A black-and-white, right-and-wronger. I like guidelines and rubrics and checklists. I am a-okay doing things by the book. I like knowing what to expect. I like clear direction and frequent affirmation. And yet...I like making something out of nothing. Better yet, I like making something better … Continue reading Here’s the thing about art journaling
This week we're starting to wrap things up! (Only 8 more days of school!) Fortunately, "wrapping things up" means a lot of shared meals! Two weeks from today I'll be in Brooklyn! Articles worth checking out: The Best Burger in Every State at Business Insider - I just think this might come in handy. In which … Continue reading Check this out!
A couple of years ago my friend got me one of those Smash books - a little notebook full of pictures and words intended to inspire the artistic soul. I've never used it because I've never felt like anything of mine would be good enough or pretty enough to put in it, but then lately … Continue reading Every day always TO DO
Happy New Year!! This post is a day late because yesterday I was busying sitting in airports for 100 hours. After a super chill day of traveling I made it back to the DR! To a laundry room that looked like an episode of animal hoarders. Such is life. Articles/blog posts: When Baby Jesus Gets … Continue reading Check this out!
This week's edition of Check this out! is a couple days late because on Friday, when I usually post the week's internet goodies, I was riding a horse to see a waterfall and eating bad pizza. This week I lost a friend, celebrated Thanksgiving with (part of) my ministry family, finished my NaNoWriMo novel, and traveled to Jarabacoa … Continue reading Check this out!