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Category: Daily Life

Bloom Where You Are Planted

I keep repeating this to myself as I sit alone in my apartment. Not totally alone, mind you, as I have Charlie. But as a girl whose entire life has been spent living with my family, this place feels empty. Not only did I move out yesterday, but my brother and his wife, along with my two nephews and niece, moved back down to Tennessee. So you see, a lot happened all at once. And…

Change

What is it about change that makes us so uneasy? Change is constant. Never-ending. And yet, though we’ve experienced millions of changes, we still fear the outcome each time. Maybe it is human nature. We fear what we don’t know or quite understand. I like to think, in general, I’m pretty open to change–to harnessing that fear into courage and viewing everything as one big adventure…

Who I am

I’ve asked myself the same question lately, in one form or the other, constantly: Who am I? What do I want? A few months ago I realized I don’t know the answers anymore. I’m in my mid-twenties, and I know these are a time of discovery. Of seeking. Of learning and growing. And I feel it, every day, in a thousand different ways. I’m slowly evolving…

Making the Most of Your Winter Farmers Market

I have to admit, I didn’t even realize I had a local Winter Farmers Market until just a few weeks ago. Is this really surprising, though? I mean, it’s me! I remember my friend once telling me, “You always miss everything cause you’re constantly looking in the other direction!” It was about a cute guy, but still! The statement holds. I am constantly looking in the other…

Week in Photos

This week has be looong. I’ve worked non-stop since Sunday, and three of those days were doubles. So suffice to say, I’m a little tired, ya’ll. Tonight is my last shift before I’m off for the weekend, and yesterday I came down with a pretty gnarly cough. I’m not feeling too sick, yet, and I’m just hoping to get through the night…

Spring Dreaming: 2017 Homestead Goals

Too soon? I’m already dreaming¬†of new garden beds, baby animals, and warm afternoons. I can’t help it! Who doesn’t love Spring? Part of surviving the coming Winter months, for me, is making plans for Spring. As much as I like the Winter for looking inward and reflections, it also represents a time to plan. And so, plan I must! Not only does winter planning help my sanity, but…