I recently finished the book Places I Stopped on the Way Home and found it deeply powerful. Inspired by Meg (I mean it when I say that this is the deep, heart wrenching, incredible book I’d like to write one day), I decided to write about five of my own “places I stopped.” I picked a place or a thing or an experience, set a timer for five minutes, and wrote. As I wrote, some themes emerged. Without further ado, here’s an incomplete list of places I stopped on the way home.
I went home to Boston last Tuesday for the first time in almost a year. I’ve never, ever been away from home for that long. I was in Ireland for Christmas and in Michigan in May, so I’ve seen my family a lot, but the last time I was in Boston was in July of last year.
Here’s what I’m picking, going, wishing, wearing, and celebrating in June!
This weekend was the perfect mix of doing nothing and doing everything. I took three naps, I started and finished two books, I watched five movies, and I went out to breakfast, to a museum and to the beach. It was a pretty perfect weekend.
I first heard of Picture This in the summer of 2017, when my Irish cousin told me that I needed to check them out. The band, who are from Ireland…
This weekend was great, as evidenced by the fact that I’m writing about it on Thursday! I didn’t take a ton of photos but I did do a lot of things. On the list: Game of Thrones, a road race, a party, and more Game of Thrones.
I’m following up on my gifts of January post (so long ago!) to talk about the gifts of right now. Here are the things that I’m loving at this moment…
In my 2019 reading goals post, I said that one of the things that I wanted to commit to doing was writing more detailed thoughts on my favorite books I read each quarter. Why should we have to wait until the end of the year for me to write about my ultimate favorites? Here’s what I loved in Quarter One.
It was a good weekend full of books, Game of Thrones episodes (precisely four), and hanging out at home by myself. The most I did was leave the house for a book swap on Saturday and do some laundry and some very light meal prepping on Sunday. Beyond that, I relaxed, I finished two books (one which I started and finished in one day), I did a few hours of freelance work, and I redesigned the blog layout!
Here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish in May, as well as what’s on my calendar and what I’m loving right now!