hello monday: vol. 12

Hello, Monday. I've been thinking about celebration.

Celebrating the little things, to be specific.

We're a society that is prone to focus on big moments. We're always looking for and focusing on the next big thing, which distracts from the now and causes us to miss out on so much of what's happening right in front of us.

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hello monday: vol. 11

Hello, Monday. I've been thinking about the difference between rest and laziness lately.

My word for 2018 is the former — rest. As with most years in the past, it's more apt to say the word chose me than I chose it, though, somewhat appropriate to its definition, the choosing was a slower, quieter sort.

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hello monday: vol. 10

Hello Monday. We had a windstorm this weekend.

All day Friday, there gusts between 55 and 75 mph. Sort of like a hurricane, but without the rain and other craziness. Around 5 in the evening, the power went out, the internet went down, and shortly thereafter my laptop and phone both died.

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hello monday: vol. 9

Hello Monday. I'm really good at independence.

I'm not entirely sure if it's a natural trait or something learned out of necessity, but my guess is probably a combination of both.

When you're raised in a military family and moving once every couple of friends, you learn to make friends quickly, but you also learn to be fine on your own. When you're single for nearly a decade longer than you anticipated, you learn everything from how to find a job you really love to how to hang curtain by yourself when you're only 5'2".

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hello monday: vol. 8

Hello, Monday. I've been doing a bit of thinking about goals.

We're a little over six weeks into the new year. It's around this time, they say, that most people have abandoned the resolutions they made with vigor leading up to January 1st.

I don't make resolutions, per say, and I haven't for several years now, but I do make goals and some years I'm fairly successful at accomplishing them and others, well, not so much.

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