Monthly Archives: December 2017

Seasonal Living

Living seasonally means leaning into the reality of where you are. It means in winter, BE in winter.

I want to light candles and fairy lights. I want to wrap up in cozy blankets and fuzzy socks.

This winter, I plan on drinking hot chocolate and playing in new planners. I want to be present with the other people huddled in the house. I will read books. I will do a digital detox. I will take brisk walks in the bright winter sun.

Living seasonally means not wishing for the future, but accepting the gift of the present season.


Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

Broken Pieces Make The Puzzle

woman with umbrella

Applying for that perfect job?

Everything you do, all of your crazy experiences, lead you to be qualified like no one else on earth. Every waitressing job, unpaid internship, and holiday retail cashier position has given you skills that lead to such a unique set of life experiences that no one else can meet. You do not have to be the most qualified candidate for a job.

You have to use your puzzle pieces to show that your story matches this position like no one else. Your broken fragments assemble a picture that no one else could put together.


*Photo by Edu Lauton

breathe in. breathe out.

breathe in. breathe out.
make a cup of tea.
listen to what is surrounding you.
see what is next to you.
stand and stretch.

breathe in. breathe out.
say “thank you” as a simple prayer.
roll your shoulders back.
turn off the screen.
walk until your heart slows.

breathe in. breathe out.
say “please” as honest prayer.
text someone who makes you smile.
do that thing you have been resisting.
give something important away.

breathe in. breathe out.
allow everything to pause.
be still.
create rest.
breathe in.
breathe out.



*photo  Quiet Frontier by patrick chin

One Word 2018

woman in field with bible

One Word of years past:

  • 2015: Fire (See also: light the world on, ignite your inner, unstoppable, Come on Baby Light My)
  • 2016: Lightbearer (See also: lighthouse, light bringer, procession leader, torch waver, truth teller)
  • 2017: Habits “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” (See also: morning routine, writing routine, exercise routine, water, walks)

One Word of 2018: FAITHFUL

(See also: money, marriage, motherhood, mission, maker)

Additional roles requiring faithfulness: foster mom, body haver, time manager, steward of talents, writer of books.

What is your one word going to be?

What is One Word? See more info here.



*photo by Priscilla-Du-Preez


Start From The Very Beginning

snowy walk

I’m doing a thing. I am going to write 100 words a day for the rest of the year.


Because writing became scary and overwhelming and I couldn’t face it. So I’m making a tiny goal I think anyone can do, even me, even now.

2017: A recap:

A move.

A surgery.

Another surgery.

I lost control over my body. It became this broken thing I was always trying to fix. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t create. Everything hurt.

I lost control of my mind. I lost all my nouns. I stopped writing.

So here it is. A new start.


*photo by Patrick Chin