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October 2020 Reading

October was a great reading month as I’ve been on uni holidays and I started working in a bookstore, which means buying all the things. (Yes, I know I’m on a no-spend year, but the four I’ve bought so far were ones I’ve been wanting for a while. That’s valid, right?) (Right!?) I read three […]

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Jesus

Spring Happiness

Today was my first day working in a bookshop, so I’m tired and happy and happy and tired. I never imagined I’d be able to work with books all day. For me it’s less about retail and more about sharing your love of words with someone else. It’s admiring covers and authors and discovering those […]

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Writing

A New Project

In this post, I mentioned that I had started writing a new novel. And I’m excited. It feels different to all the other stories I’ve written; but then again, starting a new project usually does. There are so many possibilities. It’s the feeling that this could be the one! But part of me really does […]

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Reading

September 2020 Reading

September was a good month for starting and finishing books. I reread the lovely, lovely Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery), which is a favourite worth 5 of 5 stars. I mean it when I say I want to be Anne when I grow up; she finds delight in the simplest things, is unafraid of […]

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Eco-Friendly / Minimalism Jesus

No Spend, Let’s Pretend

A month ago I posted about challenging myself to a no-spend year. I like the thought of reflecting on this challenge and writing about it every few months to keep myself accountable and to also reflect on what I believe God is calling me to do. My vague parameters from the previous blog post were […]

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the dreams of a fifteen year old

the dreams of a fifteen year old (compared to the realities of a twenty three year old). Well. Do you ever look back on a pivotal moment in your life and can’t quite believe it happened, and happened to you? I still feel that way about moving out of home. It’s completely normal to be […]

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Spring Rain

It’s been one of those weeks. When each day is merely the rope pulling the weekend closer to you and it can’t be here quick enough. But now the smell of spring rain fills the air and it’s been so long. It feels like what I’ve been waiting for. Permission to rest, perhaps. A reminder […]

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Reading

August 2020 Reading

This month I read two novels; Again, Again (E. Lockhart) and Outline (Rachel Cusk). I gave both 4 of 5 stars. The first tells the story of Adelaide’s summer as she stays on school campus because her dad is a teacher. She walks dogs and meets new people, but in each chapter are a few […]

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Jesus

Uncharted Waters

On the days it is not raining, I am learning to lie down outside and let the sun melt into my skin while I read words that are not my own. I haven’t felt stressed in a while, and as well as work and study I’ve been prioritizing things that bring joy. Gardening, writing, reading, […]

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Eco-Friendly / Minimalism Jesus

The No Spend Year

I’m not going to lie; I’ve spent a lot of money on online shopping lately. Nothing over-the-top individually, but together it adds up. CD’s, clothing, books. After some reflection, I’ve decided to try and not spend money for a year. This isn’t a new concept and can be related to finance or minimalism or sustainability. […]