I'm taking some time off for a family vacation. Posting will resume on August 17.
I'm taking a little time off writing for the holidays. Normal posts will resume the first week of January.
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Changing things up here. I've gotten out of the habit of sharing what I'm reading in the current moment. Instead, every two weeks, I'm going to provide a roundup of what books I've been reading. I'll share basic details and a short snippet of what I think about it.
This was a delightful graphic novel that was parts heartwarming and zany. It's a great story of friendship and acceptance.
Classic Calligraphy for Beginners: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Copperplate and Spencerian Scripts
I mostly perused this for the pretty pictures. While I find most calligraphy books are similar, I liked that this one chose to focus on two specific styles of calligraphy.
The iPhone Photography Book
This is my current read. The author’s somewhat snarky attitude is getting to me, but the tips are sound. The book includes both technique and technical information and that makes the advice well rounded and actionable. It makes me want to get our there and take more pictures.
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Changing things up on this weekly post again.
Instead of breaking down my projects by work/personal and then overarching category, I'm just going to list the top three projects I'm focusing my bandwidth on each week.
I find that I can only really manage three major "things" at once but what they are varies from week to week.
Here's what's on my list this week.
I spent the past week pondering what I wanted to write in a Friday post.
I tossed around the idea of a lengthy essay... and then tabled that because I know my bandwidth limits. I liked the idea of making a weekly recommendation... but then recalled I found that to be a chore most weeks over on my old blog. I thought about pivoting and writing a post deep diving into a single search process... but the thought of writing that bored me.
So, I turned back to the brain dump planning document I created when I wanted to get back into blogging. I reread my ideas which drove me to focus on what I like about blogging. I like sharing. I like being upbeat. I like the little happy things we encounter.
Thus, the idea for this new weekly post arose.
On Fridays, I will now share a list of "Just Good Things." These will be posts of all the good things I encountered, saw, used, or experienced. The goal of this post is to share gratitude and the bright side of life.
To kick things off, here is my list from this week:
What are your good things of the week?
The best part about having your own blog is that you get to make the rules.
After my vacation last week, I realized that I did not miss writing this weekly post. Since I'm trying to Marie Kondo my life better (and remove things that don't spark joy), I've decided to end this feature.
I'll come up with something else to post on Fridays but the topic/theme is TBD.
No posts this week. We're on vacation enjoying some beach time, family time, and a toddler free date night... or two.
Regular posts will resume on August 16, 2021.
I used to post regularly over on Blogger. (You can read my old blog here.) But then I had a baby and a pandemic hit.
Now I'm ready to get back to writing regularly. I missed it.
Well. If I'm being honest - I only missed some aspects of my old blog. All that time away gave me some perspective on what I like about writing and what I am ready to keep in the archives.
Soon, I will get back to regular posting. I'll share what I'm working on, highlight my recommendations for the week, and give you an insight into those everyday things we look up. I will also post the occasional essay when the mood strikes.
I spent some time thinking about what I want this fresh start to be. In the end, I decided that I want this blog to do is encourage readers to indulge their curiosity. Daily life has constant moments of learning which we can share to grow both personally and professionally.
Feel free to comment regularly! I love learning. I also love seeing what others are excited about.