#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 14

As this challenge comes closer and closer to its conclusion (we only have one full week and one day left!), I find myself once again in a reflective space. This challenge has helped me become confident in my ability to focus, and work on something consistently over time. And now that we’re almost done with the challenge, there’s a bit […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 13

This past week was a lot. Between cancellations, meetings going over time, time with friends and family we don’t see often, and massive changes to plans because of weather…it was a lot like navigating through bowls of spaghetti.Add to this that it is Human Trafficking Awareness Month (which I have been posting about in my blog), and the way we […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflection, week 12

Most people don’t know this about me unless we’ve been connected for awhile, but I spend December and January in reflection. I know that’s really not strange when you think about it. For me, I use the time very intentionally to reflect back on the year, the goals I set for myself, and really tuning in to the themes that […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 11

I hope that we can wrap up this year without leaving behind the important things that we have learned or the progress we have made in the practices we have been engaging. I hope that we can slow down enough to really notice and embrace the lessons that were meant for us. I hope that we can grieve for what […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 10

Take time Even if it is just a moment Enjoy the unlikely silence just before the home awakens Savor that first sip of coffee Breathe deeply that early morning air Feel the warmth of the sun shining through the window Take time Notice the sparkle in the eyes of a loved one The sound of the water as it washes […]

#JuWriSoMos reflection, week 9

Winding down for the year always comes with a certain amount of reflection for me. Reflection about what I have encountered over the past year, what I’ve accomplished, and what I need to work on. It’s kind of a point to pause, let is all catch up, settle, and re-set. Even when it is super busy, there’s still this part […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflection, week 8

This past week has been a really good way to move into the second half of this challenge. One of the things that I hoped to do during this challenge was find a way to get over my block about not being able to connect to my writing without having a chunk of a few hours to write in. Previously […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, Week 7

Over the last week I have really reflected on the highlights and themes I have noticed since this challenge began. And I find myself reflecting on the fact that this part of the challenge is aligned with the time of year where I intentionally evaluate what my goals for the last year were and identifying where I want to go […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 6

As I reflect back on this past week writing each day, I am drawn to the writing prompt for Saturday. Really it was the whole week building to that prompt, but Saturday is when it hit me. When I look back at what I’ve written so far, what keeps jumping out to me is how much I underestimate myself, even […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, Week 5

My reflections this week are going to focus on something other than my writing… This week, I reflect not only on my writing but also on the events of the last seven days…and I am reminded of the critical importance of disruption and raising up the next generation with new messages. Despite the pressures, we may feel to maintain or […]