Last week, Frank and I were sitting at the chef's table at one of our favorite restaurants, watching pizzas being thrown together, Brussel's sprouts slung in and out of the deep fryer, and zesty cannoli shells filled and plated for desserts. Our backs were to the rest of the diners and we were able to … Continue reading Starting the Year Without a Guide
I'm thankful that I have a full week between turning a page on a new year, filled with possibilities and hopes and visions and actually having time to reflect and let them sink in. Because that's how life is - it's so rare that we get to end one thing neatly and begin a new thing fully attentive.
A new year means new motivation for projects and goals, right? Ringing in the new year in the dead of winter seems a bit counterintuitive. We've put most of the Christmas decorations away - we'll save the lights for after Epiphany tomorrow. We're still on Winter Break from school so our schedule is wonderfully relaxed … Continue reading Setting Goals as an Act of Hope
I wasn't going to pick just one word to define 2018. This will be my fourth year using a single word to guide my year and I just wasn't connecting with anything in particular. But as I reflected on this year of capacity and all the unexpected ways in which it has played out, I realized … Continue reading One Word: Lean In
Last year was an experiment in focusing on one word to guide my year, rather than lists and goals. I picked grace, and it was so interesting seeing how it permeated my life. Grace had always been there but by focusing on it as my word for the year, I began truly noticing how grace filled my … Continue reading One Word: Choose