Staying Open – February 07, 2023 at 08:20PM

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Our first time back at the kids’ school since before the pandemic. It was so good to be in a room together again and to laugh and see the people we love.

I’m so grateful.

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Staying Open – February 06, 2023 at 05:57PM

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Mondays come with so much pressure. I’ve been thinking about what would make Monday a perfect day for me. I’d like it to be the kind of day I look forward to.

I wonder what would make it so.

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Staying Open – February 05, 2023 at 07:05PM

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I am wondering lately how much more time I would have if I didn’t have Instagram installed.

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Staying Open – February 04, 2023 at 07:08PM

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Even though I was out of breath several times hiking uphill and failed to send the second route and it was incredibly hot and sunny, I am always glad when we go into the wild together. The fresh air is always the best.

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Staying Open – February 03, 2023 at 06:54PM

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I love being at home and always forget how good vacation can be for the soul.

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Staying Open – February 02, 2023 at 08:05PM

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Listening to “Man’s Search for Meaning” again. So horrifying and so hope filling at the same time. It’s amazing what we can endure and amazing how resilient we are.

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Staying Open – February 01, 2023 at 07:42PM

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I keep having to remind myself to slow down. I keep having to write things down to stop my brain from going a mile a minute. I keep having to remind myself that it’s ok to slow down, to do less, to rest, to just be.

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Staying Open – January 31, 2023 at 03:51PM

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And just like that we’re done with January.

Feeling grateful for the days that are getting longer, the weather getting sunnier and grateful that we are all here still showing up and doing life the best way we can.

Here’s to staying open and welcoming whatever comes next.

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Staying Open – January 30, 2023 at 10:59PM

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After the comments I made recently about preferring books to people, I was deeply grateful to spend an evening with two friends in deep conversation for 4 hours. It’s so magical to be around people who see you and whom you feel safe with. What a gift.

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Staying Open – January 29, 2023 at 04:58PM

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There’s something special about solitude for me. I know that some people don’t like being alone, but I not only enjoy it but sometimes crave it. That’s how this weekend was. Grateful for the time I get to spend doing what I love: reading, learning, and art.

Also grateful for my people who are always around for hugs and also happy to do their own thing.

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Staying Open – January 28, 2023 at 08:40PM

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I don’t think there’s a more representative phrase for my life. Often times, as I meet new people and spend time with them I find that they do not measure up to a good book.

I spent hours this morning lost in a novel that will be released in a few months. I swallowed it whole and bawled and bawled. It was absolutely magnificent.

What a gift.

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The sticker by the most amazing @brandi_kincaid

Staying Open – January 27, 2023 at 07:06PM

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January is almost over. Even though I’d usually wish this long month away, this year I’m not wishing any of the days away. In August, my oldest will be leaving for college and I want to make sure we live all the days between now and then slowly, fully and together.

Here’s to living the width and the breadth of our lives.

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