Shame

The woman I am today is a long way from the girl who was unsuspectingly groomed by a man or who lied to try and keep up a "good" persona. I have so much life experience, good bad or indifferent, I have lived and grown. I have to acknowledge where I was wrong and where it was my fault, so I can see the good and be free.

Book 2

Today, I'm reviewing the second book I finished in my book challenge. It's called Letters to Saint Lydia by Melinda Johnson. Okay, not going to lie... I read this book in 5.5, maybe 6, hours on the same day I finished The Holy Angels and LOVED every minute of it. Yes I was then up way too late and was very tire the next morning, but I still think it was worth it.

The Less We Need

Yesterday Ian and I were working on our budget as we do every month and we were talking about how we need this and we need that and next month we are going to need xyz. By the time we were done I was exhausted. We have so many expenses and a really young business and trying to buy a house and wanting to deepen our faith, the "I wants" and "I needs" far exceed each paycheck. It leaves me wondering is all this really necessary?

Book 1

Twenty-one days in and I finished my first book of the year. I am so excited not just because I love reading but because my first book was great. I have so many books that I want to read I actually let John pick which one to start with. He chose The Holy Angels by Mother Alexandra, which I was very excited about since Ancient Faith announced it's publishing. 

The Bee and The Fly

This morning as I was planting some seeds for the garden this year. You know January is a great time of year to start seeds, especially herbs, which I use a lot of both in cooking and in my soaps. Even though I enjoy winter, I know that spring is coming quick and snow, sun, or rain the more I get started now and growing well, the easier the transition will be. 

Drifting

This morning I listened to a podcast interviewing Filled with Less leader Molly Sanbourin and so much of what they talked about hit me on a deep level. What started for Ms. Sanbourin as a personal journey to de-clutter her home, became a movement to spruce up other avenues in her live. Working with a health coach and professional organizer she realized that they could help others who are drifting because their life, whether in the home, spiritually, mentally or medically, has become too congested to function.