Life in the midst of a pandemic can be a tad monotonous. But as long as we have our health, coffee, and words to write, we'll be okay. Right?
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." -Sir Edmund Hillary “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” -Andy Rooney "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." -John Muir Happy Tuesday, people! Sometimes a single … Continue reading Trails and Trials
Comparison can turn friends into adversaries. -Frank Sonnenberg Morning, lovelies! Hopefully you're having a lovely day and great start to your week. I'll be honest, my weekend and my Monday were rough. I had a pretty gnarly headache. Not a migraine, thankfully, but this nagging pain going right across the back of my skull and … Continue reading The Comparison Game
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” -Ernest Hemingway Hello there, you beautiful person you. Last week I gave a little insight as to what it was like when I quit my job. This week, as I mentioned, I am going to talk a little about what … Continue reading Wake Up. We’ve Got Work To Do.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy Ladies and gents, this one is short and sweet. Since my last blog post, when I shared the story of when everything went all topsy-turvy, I have struggled to think of what to do next. I looked to my … Continue reading Changing Course
Good morning and welcome to February! When I was trolling through Canva looking for an image for my review post title card, this one struck me as a far more accurate picture of what working towards goals feels like for me. It's uphill, but with a lot of little plateaus. I climb, I think I've … Continue reading January Goals Review
Hi, I'm Aila. And I have a problem. Today's scheduled blog post was supposed to be about my other hobby: Weaving. You know, those big pretty things people sometimes hang on their wall? Yeah, I enjoy making them. But I'm home sick today (yesterday for you) and I don't feel like setting up the photography … Continue reading Operation: Digital Declutter
Happy New Year, my loves! I hope you had the most wonderful holiday season that has ever holidayed. Let's address my title image for a moment: 2018 sucked. It did for me, anyway, and I know it wasn't the best for several of my nearest and dearest. But, in an endeavor not to dwell on … Continue reading Twenty Nineteen
Good morning! I have excellent news! Fall is here! If you live in one of the northern states, you're probably unimpressed by this. Perhaps you're even into wintry weather already. But, here in the south, summer has a tendency to hang on with the strength of a dung beetle. Seriously, the comparison works. Trust. We woke … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Makin’ Chili
If you've followed my blog for a while, and you have because you're awesome, then you'll know from time to time I talk about self-care. You'll also know that recently I said I was going to start posting an extra blog post once a month talking about self-care because it isn't always about manicures and pedicures. … Continue reading Self-Care Sundays: Doing the Dishes