Reflections

Overthinking Kindness

To my surprise, one of the 32 goals I set for myself this year, to complete 12 random acts of kindness, has continually eluded me.  To the untrained eye (you, dear reader) that might indicate that I’m just generally an unkind person, after all how hard can it be to be kind to someone at […]

Gratitude Gems: Happy Birthday to Me!

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! It was my birthday yesterday, and I have lots to be thankful for!  I got to hang about in my pajamas for as long as I wanted, and I played video games, and I read, and I got lots […]

Wayward Goals

Wayward Goals

Over the course of this year, I’ve set out to accomplish a lot of goals.  Some of those goals are even lists in amongst themselves, and so the list really is quite lengthy.  As I near my 32nd birthday, I’ve been considering how best to approach completing as many as possible on that list, and […]

Concerning Underwear…

Concerning Underwear…

I made myself a goal to update my underwear situation in my 32nd year.  I desperately needed new underthings, and it seemed like a fun and easy goal for myself to go buy some new things and celebrate looking and feeling good. Then a few things happened over the course of my year: I got a […]

32nd Year, 32 New Goals

I’m 31!  Yep, my birthday was almost a month ago already, which just goes to show how time flies when we’re super busy!  We just moved at the end of March, so since the new year our lives have been consumed with finding a new place, getting things at our old place in order, organizing, […]

There Goes My Year

A year ago I finally took a chance and I started a blog!!  A blog, people, a blog!  I’m a blogger.  What?!?  This was one of the goals I made for myself on my 30th birthday – I love to write and I needed an outlet and I decided the whole world was just waiting […]

Some Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions

Since mid-December I’ve been thinking about New Year’s resolutions, both in terms of purpose and recognizing the cliché.  Now that January is almost over, I thought I’d talk about making resolutions any time of year, and why January maybe isn’t the best time to start. In typical English nerd fashion, I’ll start with a definition: […]

‘Tis the Season for Memories

This time of year is funny in that it can both inspire incredible feelings of joy and generosity and faith, while at the same time evoking sadness.  We collect memories of Christmas like stamps or coins, and sometimes the memories are all we have left.  I fondly remember the years we enjoyed the holidays with […]

November Schmovember

Some months seem to fly by, some months seem to take forever to reach the end, and some months given the appearance of sluggishness while zooming past like lightening.  The latter is the kind of month I just had.  Ugh. Seriously, it seems like just the other weekend we were creating costumes and heading to […]

Goaling Along

It’s already been 6 months since I started this little blog to keep track of my goals for the year… I can hardly believe how the time flew! Since I’m halfway to the deadline of my 31st birthday, I thought this would be the perfect time to check in on how I’m doing so far. […]