but then, it snowed.

Yesterday was an anxious time for me. The second day of the New Year, the second day in which I still hadn’t even started many of the good intentions I thought I’d set in the previous year. To be honest, this transition into 2022 hasn’t felt like freedom, but more like a return to the…

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why i’m listening to christmas music (yes, already)

Last week, I was browsing through the new releases on Spotify when something caught my eye – a new Kelly Clarkson Christmas album. Now, this isn’t something I’ve talked about often, but Kelly Clarkson’s 2013 Christmas album, Wrapped in Red, is probably one of my favorite records of all my time. Not only is it…

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sunday morning stream of consciousness

I’m sitting on our porch in my dream egg chair, sinking deep into a mix of pillows and Mexican blankets, my coffee resting precariously against my criss-crossed legs. The dog is barking at the goat that keeps trying to eat her food, and as I write this she’s given up, deciding to roll around in…

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cutting out what holds you back

There’s a large green hedge that sits at the corner of our office entrance. Over the winter months, it grows a little unruly: some branches sticking out further than others; its tiny, prickly leaves poking any stray arm that crosses its path. On a clear day, you’d pay no mind. But on a rainy day,…

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