sustain, 5 november 2020

I’m sitting here, wrapped in fleece and contemplating the steam curling from my tea, thinking about what I’m asking of myself. I’m attempting NaNoWriMo for the second time, thus far somewhat more successfully than my first go around. I’m toying with the idea of a YouTube channel, so I have been brainstorming and beginning toContinue reading “sustain, 5 november 2020”

the daily june: june thirteenth | introducing summer, the hardest season to capsule

It feels odd to be writing a post about my summer capsule when it is, in fact, pouring rain outside – we have a full-on storm overhead, complete with lightning and those cracking, rolling hits of thunder that do make me wonder if our little house is sturdy enough to handle this kind of weather.Continue reading “the daily june: june thirteenth | introducing summer, the hardest season to capsule”

the daily june: june twelfth | diary of a day

7:22 am I’m tired this morning, but it’s a quiet tired – a calm tired. The sun is hitting the bedroom window with more than a little love; the rest of the house is a haze of redirected sunlight, blue skies peeking through curtains and whispering, “Good morning, good morning, good morning.” I want coffee.Continue reading “the daily june: june twelfth | diary of a day”

the daily june: june eleventh | what i’m reading this week

I’ve had the urge, of late, to share on a weekly basis what it is I’m sinking my literary teeth into. This is the first of what will likely be a weekly series to share and chat about the books I’m reading (and likely also articles and anything else that I’m sure falls into thisContinue reading “the daily june: june eleventh | what i’m reading this week”

the daily june: june tenth | my daily, weekly, and monthly planning systems

Contrary to what my consistently enormous to-do lists suggest, I’m not one to overschedule my days. Unless life has fully sucked me into a whirlwind of appointments, social commitments, meetings, and deadlines, I find comprehensive time-blocking does not do me any favours – unless I’ve totally overcommitted myself, which has been known to happen everyContinue reading “the daily june: june tenth | my daily, weekly, and monthly planning systems”

capsule wardrobe-ing: the loungewear edition

I like to think that my wardrobe is relatively successful, all things considered. I don’t keep clothes I don’t wear regularly unless they’re special occasion pieces, or they have enough sentimental value that I’ve made a very conscious, “This is on purpose and not because I’m overgenerous with my nostalgia!” decision to keep them. I’veContinue reading “capsule wardrobe-ing: the loungewear edition”

diary of a day: march 23, 2020

7:27 am I wake up slowly, with the sunrise. I don’t get out of bed until the light is leaking, in dozens of little windows, across the hall outside the bedroom door. It gilds my kitchen window. My bathroom sink. The half-wall between kitchen and living room, staining its oak a brilliant bronze. I pullContinue reading “diary of a day: march 23, 2020”

shop your bookshelf: books to be read

If you’re anything like me, you collect books the way magpies collect shinies – almost indiscriminately. Library booksales? I leave with a stack in the double digits. The local bookstore with the lovely large poetry section? Sign me up. Secondhand classics discarded in university hallways at the end of the semester? Oh, baby. In aContinue reading “shop your bookshelf: books to be read”

an ideal morn: my morning routine

It’s early. 6:47 AM. I’m yawning, sleepy. I desperately want a coffee without having to get out of my warm bed. I also need to go to the bathroom. Up we get. My mornings are precious. My partner sleeps in later than I do, so those soft sunrise hours are quiet and stunning, chilly andContinue reading “an ideal morn: my morning routine”