I got a text yesterday afternoon at 2:06 pm in our family group chat: Schools closed rest of year. It knocked the breath out of me. We had guessed this would happen, but the governor announcing it 5 minutes into his briefing made it real. Even though abstractly we figured the kids wouldn’t be going … Continue reading The kids are home through August.
I continue to wake early even though the kids no longer go to school. In pre-quarantine life, I woke early to get into the kitchen, put the dishes away, make my smoothie and coffee, and get out before the kids woke up and filled the small space with sleepy-eyed wandering and fridge-staring. Now, with this … Continue reading The grass is green
I organized my to-read shelf in Goodreads this morning. I spent an hour and a half on it. I’m not even kidding. An hour and a half. I finished the book I was reading last night and I didn’t have another lined up, so I spent the morning searching for my next read. I browsed … Continue reading Ghost town
Last week, after I published on my blog for the first time in a while, a colleague reached out at work to tell me they were glad to see me writing again. It was unexpected — I thought the notification in my Slack would be something work-related. That simple message encouraged me to post again. … Continue reading Encourage someone
From my teen years on, from the first day I learned that intuition was a thing that might exist, I believed fully in it. I have no doubt that we can sense things that aren’t visible, that our gut can guide us, that we can just have a feeling. The problem was, I didn’t know … Continue reading Aging and intuition
Yesterday morning, instead of blogging first thing or browsing social media, I spent the first few minutes of the day reading Offscreen magazine’s interview with Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing. At first, I wasn’t particularly interested in learning how to do nothing. I can relate to the feeling she mentions, that we … Continue reading How to observe?