A Moment to Breathe Amidst the Busyness

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Oof.
It's been one of those days.
"One of those crazy days..." (Any Sinatra fans out there? ;)

Classes at my local college. Practicing for a Shakespeare competition (it's amazing how summing 'charming spells and pariapts' and reciting a sonnet can drain you). Teaching a class of 8th graders. Being sore from an intense workout yesterday.
...all to say, I'm physically + mentally weary.

The kicker? Tomorrow's an even longer day, with a mile-long to-do list.
So first, before the craziness starts and I hit the ground to start running, I plan to...

Breathe.

Take a juicy, restorative yoga class.



Drink in the sunlight and scent of coffee.


Make a mug of my favorite hot tea.

Eat a gorgeous salad.

And some dark chocolate with sea salt.

Read Sally's blog.

Retreat to a coffeeshop even if only for a few minutes...


One brief morning of my favorite things, of ministering to my soul with beauty and peace will help me through the rest of the day. It will leave me renewed and ready to ninja-kick everything I need to do.

And then I'll go home and do my favorite - and most needed - pastime.

Sleep. :)

Joining A Catholic Young Woman

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Exciting news! After many months (ok, probably a year) of prodding and gentle reminding on Clare's part, I finally joined the contributors to her beautiful blog, A Catholic Young Woman.


I love Clare dearly - she's my adopted older sister - and I'm tickled pink to have such an honor. She and ACYW are wonderful inspirations to grow closer to God, live a life of holiness, and be an old-fashioned girl.

 So....here's my first post on one of my favorite blogs. I've been a reader for 3-4 years, back when she had just started it, so it's surreal to see one of my posts on there! I'll be blogging about living my Faith as a young woman, courtship, marriage, and the loveliness of home and beauty. Come say hello!

 Oh, and there's a few new posts up on my food blog, Graceful Eats. I wrote today about my goals for 2012 and the Inspiration Board I made to help me visual them.

 Enjoy! :)