A groove, productivity, balance–I felt like they all eluded me this month. We’re in a transition of back to school and work. Summer to fall. And I’m still adjusting.
I went into this month with plans and ambitions and long to-do lists. I’m ending the month in much the same place. I’ve done things. Just not as much as I planned to do.
Though there is the done-for-now mudroom.
As usual, we have made time to embrace fun. We started the month with another campout (our last one of the season). There have been lots of hikes, bonfires with my friends and my birthday celebration. Even school has been fun, as Ellie is loving it.
Fun is where we find the most love and joy, so that’s always most important in our lives. Finding my groove and being productive come much farther down the list.
In keeping with my current mood, this month’s links are a mix of dark and light. Some both at the same time.
A friend of a friend died in August of breast cancer. 34 years old. 4 little kids. While she was sick, she started @putakinddeedinyourfeed, and for her birthday earlier this month people did just that. A breast self exam could have saved her life, so make a point to feel yourself on the first.
I’ve followed Tim for a while, so seeing his condo on the cover of House & Home was fun. Also, his living room is beautiful.
Is a farm the best place to survive the apocalypse? Some tech billionaires think so (but their apocalypse scenarios are much more selfish and scary than bucolic). Definitely worth a read.
I don’t agree with everything in this article, but it’s an interesting look at farming, food security, and the future.
We made our thankful turkey yesterday. It’s a great way to make gratitude tangible and visible. You might want to try it too.