I spend a lot of time wandering around the internet – stopping here and there, enjoying a little bit of this post and then a little bit of that post before bopping on to the next stop. I’m about to spend even more time in my weekly wanderings because for Lent, I’ve given up Candy Crush and Candy Crush Soda. I try to remember to collect the best of my wanderings here for you each week so you can be as entertained or prodded or as moved as I am.
This week, the following things are making the list:
- Good Writing Blogs – Quinn Creative. I’m already following a couple of these, but I’m excited to know about the others as well.
- Stop Telling Me to Have Kids – Anonymous for A Practical Wedding. Goodness. I can relate to this…although not for the reasons listed. We can’t have kids, but it’s the first question anyone asks me. There’s no consideration for the fact that the choice to have children…and a woman (or couple’s) fertility…is an incredibly personal and sensitive topic. It’s not communal. And for many women it’s painful. A little circumspection and sensitivity would be great.
- Birthday List – Christina Rosalie. I really like the idea of a birthday list. I think it’s a bit too late for me to create one for this year, but I can certainly create a 40 before 40 list. Since it’s a milestone birthday, it’s probably OK if I give myself 16 months rather than 12, right???
- Welcoming the Good – Kylie Bellard. It’s free, and as we enter the long slog to spring, with many of you out there snow-bound and stuck, what a better way to spend two weeks than to look for the wonderful things in this life?
This is for you if:
- You’re aching to find joy in your daily life
- When people ask you what you enjoy, you sometimes have trouble thinking of anything
- There are lots of small things in life that delight you, but you haven’t done many of them in a long time
- You know there are wonderful things all around you, but you don’t always feel as if you notice or appreciate them
- You think you don’t have the time, energy, or resources to bring more delight into your life
Sign up and join us as we welcome more good into our lives.
- What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed – Jamie Ridler. I needed to read this right now. With everything that is going on right now, I am feeling extremely overwhelmed…like don’t even know where to start overwhelmed. I’ve taken to making lists of the “chaos” in my morning pages every morning to help me deal with it all.
- The Sunday Home – What Would Gwyneth Do. I love the idea of working intentionally with my Sweet Husband to ready our home and our house for the week.
- Why We Need Mindfulness in Schools – Left Brain Buddha. Yes! I arranged for my colleagues at the alternative school to have free year-long subscriptions to HeadSpace, but I don’t think they are being used. That is a shame. I think that mindfulness could help both the teachers and the students in that particular school, but as I was telling my new boss, our students could benefit from it too.
- How Will You Be Brave Today – Life Less Bullshit. I love this line:
Bravery is what happens when you try. When you show up as your true self. When you lean in and give your best with absolutely no idea where it will lead.
- Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself Can Suck It – Danielle LaPorte. The last line is powerful, and I’m working on figuring out how to get to a place where my soul can move in all the ways that it needs to.
- Thoughts on Capturing Life as it Really Is – Ronnie at Life: Captured, Inc. I try to be very honest with myself and the rest of the world about the way our life works here on the Coast. I don’t want to remember only the bright, shiny times because we aren’t always bright and shiny. I want my memories of this life to be filled with images of it as it really and truly is. It’s mostly good. But it has it’s moments.
- Rescue Your Morning Routine When You Need It the Most – Be More With Less. This is so true for me! When things go sideways, my routine – the very thing that keeps *me* from going sideways – is the first thing to go. The Problem is that when I need sleep, I can’t just extend the time I take. I’ve got to figure out how to give myself the things I need when life gets hectic.
- Keep the Channel Open – Alexandra Franzen. This kinda goes along with the post from Be More With Less. My car accident last week reminds me that I have to take care of myself. I haven’t been doing the best job of taking care of myself…and I need to do better.
- You’re Not Lazy, You’re Just Afraid – Your Courageous Life. This explains so much, and I know that at the root of all my issues is fear. Gotta get over that.
That’s what I enjoyed this week. What did you find of interest? Let me know because y’all know I’m always looking for something new!