Waxing Light

February is a strange month to me. Spring is a month away, but this is often when the coldest days happen (usually on the rare occasion that someone talked me into going to a Mardi Gras parade). Here in England, winter isn’t showing much sign of releasing the Earth, though this has been a mildContinue reading “Waxing Light”

A Space of One’s Own

While I’ve spent nearly a year in London (split into a few visits), I still feel a bit like this isn’t my home sometimes. When I close my eyes and think of “my bed” or “my bath” or “my room,” the mental images conjured up are over 4000 miles away. One of the ways I’veContinue reading “A Space of One’s Own”

Wintry Wanderings

We went on a few adventures this week, one being to Kew Gardens. We got there in the late morning and stayed through mid-afternoon. Frost covered much of the greenery, and the pond was mostly frozen over. I’m from a place that never gets too cold. I only just this winter purchased my first sweaterContinue reading “Wintry Wanderings”

Just Make It Quick

Unless it’s a day off, people have places to go and things to do the moment their alarm goes off. There is no time to wake up gently with the sunlight streaming through the window. They have to get up. Now! That’s always been my approach to a workday. While I’m not on the runContinue reading “Just Make It Quick”

New Beginnings

I love the idea of stopping to smell the roses, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed by how many options there are for “slowing down.” Isn’t that stress the complete antithesis of what we’re going for? I’ve design bite-sized tastes of joy meant to broaden my horizons and enrich my life. This is tailored toContinue reading “New Beginnings”