I grabbed these printables from Emily Freeman a while back because I loved the idea. And actually? I loved all of her posts on them.
Then life. You know how it goes, but as I was digging through all the papers on my desk last week I found them, set them right on top of my calendar and started jotting things down. Turns out, I was right, this is a practice I love.
So what did I learn in March?
I love dressing for Spring. I think actual, in-real-life, Spring is a meh season. Around here it means hot dry wind and lots of dirt. Fire. Tornados. But mostly just general dirtiness. But the clothes, those I can get behind.
I pulled out sandals and silk shirts from storage and exhaled a breath I didn't know I'd been holding. Also if you've been around here for more than a few minutes than you know how I feel about jeans, so I'm always so thrilled that shorts or a dress with a cardigan usually works this season.
All that to say, I'm thinking I might post my spring capsule on here. Would y'all be interested in seeing that?
Evernote is a lifesaver. I've been hearing friends talk about this for years and I sort of sat on my high-horse thinking the last thing I needed was another app to help me digitally hoard. I was wrong. So, so wrong.
I have my phone and computer app synced so that when ever I read something interesting or funny that I want to come back to or share I can save it in well-organized folders with one click.
So, yeah, it is a tiny bit of digital hoarding, but it's very organized and accessible. Evidently for me at least, that makes it okay.
And in related news...
I ADORE sending a newsletter. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that is so delightful about this newsletter situation. Is it that it's concise? Low investment? Highly engaging? (I love hearing back from y'all, by the way, and I do way more on my newsletter than anything else.)
Maybe it's just plain fun. I get share things that otherwise don't have an outlet. I can blather and y'all are always so nice to respond. It feels a bit like coffee with a friend when in real life I'm still in a stay-at-home season with small kids.
Either way without any pushiness or plugging, I'd really love to have you join me there!
I hear from God in the thunderstorms. Listen I totally get that when Elijah was standing on the mountain waiting to hear from God that storm passed right by empty of voice. But for me? That almost never happens. It is literally far better than any worship song I've ever heard.
The thunder breaks so loud it almost shakes my house and somehow I find that glorious show of power comforting. I think, just a bit, I always feel like I'm a little bit too much so it feels personal. It feels as if God is like, "Oh Yeah, you think I can't handle you? Watch this."
So for that I'm glad Spring has come. Dirt and all.
So what have you been learning lately?