January 2019 Reading

One and a half months into my 2019 reading challenge and I think it’s time to talk about it. I know it’s February, but I like the thought of talking about each month’s reading, and January is a good place to start. Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist This book sounded like a good way … Continue reading January 2019 Reading

NaNoWriMo: Day Three

As incentive, my reward for reaching 10,000 words will be to make a batch of savoury muffins and enjoy with much butter. I am not at 10,000 words, but one day I will be and we will all rejoice for the savoury muffin fest. In terms of the writing itself, I think I have direction. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day Three

NaNoWriMo: Preptober

This afternoon I was swooped by a magpie and if that’s not a welcome to an Australian spring I don’t know what is. It’s Preptober, where thousands of people around the world scramble to get their outlines ready for November: NaNoWriMo. Pens are scribbling, keys tapping, writing vlogs are sought after (ah, the wonders of … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Preptober


The creative paragraph I wrote today. "What are you doing?" He asks the question gently, out of politeness rather than yearning for response. She does something with her shoulders then – not quite a shrug, but changing position so she can write and keep the paper in place with one hand. "Investing in my future." … Continue reading Floating

A Poem a Day

Yesterday someone told me they were impressed by my notebook collection. Impressed further still when I told them they were all filled save for the one I currently use. I journal nearly everyday. Not just ‘this is what happened today’, but reflections and thoughts and emotions and prayers and poems and short stories and ideas … Continue reading A Poem a Day

The Art of Learning (part 1)

I have five days left until my year of blogging is officially over. It feels kind of crazy that I've blogged (pretty much) every day for the past year, but also kind of normal, like this is a reoccurring thing for me (hi, I've been blogging since before I could talk). As my official year … Continue reading The Art of Learning (part 1)