July 13, 2015

The Dust Collecting & Introductions

So much dust around here. I used to blog a lot. I used to write a lot--or at least more than I do know. I feel like the words that used to come out so effortlessly have dried up. I haven't had much to say since last summer. I still don't. 

Some writers say there are times they've lost their voice. I know I have and that time is now. I don't feel bad about it too much--I miss it, but I'm not yearning for it... yet--and I think that's the key to understanding this thing we call "block."

I don't want to blog a bunch of words and then not mean them, or live them. Which means there just might be dust bunnies living in the corners for a little longer. 

I did want to take a moment to introduce you to another project I started though, that I think especially my fellow teacher friends will be happy to hear and see. 

The site is not yet perfect, but you should come check it out and say hi =)

April 15, 2015

2015 || March Progress, April & May Goals

I'm not even half-way through the year, and already I feel like I haven't been too diligent with these monthly goals. Instead of reviewing what I was intending to do last month, let me just jot down what I hope to accomplish by the end of May...
|| Career
  • Make summer income plans
  • Continue applying for full time teaching positions as they come up
  • Launch teaching blog

|| Spiritual

|| Blogging
  • Get back on track with a blogging schedule ----> figure out and carve a specific time to give this the time and attention I want to
  • Give the blog a bit of a facelift (new design)
  • Catch up on my favorite blogs and bloggers

|| Stewardship
  • Discern financial goals and budgeting priorities ----> particularly a car
  • Make student loan payments

|| Wellness
  • Come up with new workout regiment
  • Drink more water 
  • Establish morning routine 

|| Other
  • Try out two new recipes
  • Do 1 craft or sewing project

April 11, 2015

More Love Letters || Review

I find that the best mail is of the snail variety. Handwritten letters have always conveyed to me, the receiver, a deeper level of care and thought that's missing in the age of texts and e-mails. A handwritten note has the power to brighten anyone's day--a mission that Hannah Brencher championed in her recent book If You Find This Letter. Her story started out as a challenge: Write hundreds of letter and scatter them across the city to encourage others. Out of that challenge Hannah's organization, The World Needs More Love Letters, has been born--seeking to provide individuals facing difficult situations with bundles of love letters.

To get you started, Hannah has designed a booklet of all-in-one stationary. Each page tears out for you to write your message on, and then folds into a letter for the writer to address and then drop in the mail. There are five different designs, all in shades of green, gray, pink, and red--primarily in Aztec patterns. Inside the covers are 40 letter suggestions to spark ideas and three sheets of stickers to seal your note. This is a stationary lover's dream; you need only add your stamp and au revoir!

|| Visit The World Needs More Love Letters to join this snail mail revolution

|| Purchase the All-In-One Stationary and Envelope book here

Letter writing is the only device combining solitude with good company. ~Lord Byron

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