Reading & Listening // 6.12.15

Friday, June 12, 2015

So apparently I only update this blog on Fridays now? Didn't mean to fall into that pattern. I would like to start writing again on a regular basis. It seems that lately I have been pouring my best writing into other places, which is fine sometimes.

  • You can find a photo essay I put together for one of my favorite blogs, Coffee + Crumbs. I was honored to be featured on their site last week. Their site is a collection of essays about motherhood from various contributing writers. I chose to show the collection of photos I took of my daughter when she decided to set up her very own art sale at the end of our driveway one day. Despite my concerns that she would face some heartbreak, the whole sale was a smashing success. I call the essay "The Hopeful Entrepreneur."
  • You can also find my latest Thrive Moms post here, where I talk about my transition from the coveted title of "young mother of preschoolers" to my more apprehensive "mother of elementary-aged kids". I miss having a baby on my hip, but it turns out I am really loving this fun stage of parenting the not-so-little ones. 

In other news...

  • I have mentioned before that I am fascinated by personality types. Here is a funny list of the definition of hell for each Myers-Briggs personality type. I am an ENFP and my "hell" is defined as this: Every minute of the rest of your life has been scheduled for you - and it's a long series of arbitrary, solitary tasks.  Ahhhhhh! That is so true, I would die.
  • I absolutely loved this honest essay via Design For Mankind about faith and the on-going ups and downs of chasing after a deeper relationship with God. Erin writes, "I once read that adopting a religion does not mean you have learned the answers, or that you have discovered God. It simply means that you are committed to wrestling with it all. You are committed to returning to the thin pages when you don't feel as if there are any words for you inside. You are committed to speaking to a God you cannot hear, and you are committed to looking for a God you cannot see." Yes. I so related to this.

Happy Friday ////

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