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I don’t look at all I’m doing and pick out the fluff. I assume it’s all fluff and pick out what’s worth doing.

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I’ve been consistently journaling for 25 years now. I have no doubt that this has been the most important habit in my life that helps me stay sane (or at least return to sanity when stress, confusion, or circumstances knock me down). This is what I think is most important about journaling: find what works for you. What do you want to get out it? That’s really all that matters.

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Our trip would go on as planned and it would be wonderful. The end. Oh yes, then something else happened. COVID. We were scheduled to leave March 4th, arriving in Paris and then getting on a plane immediately to go to Florence, Italy. We would spend five days there, then fly back to Paris for three days before heading home on March 13th. Venice and Milan had just been locked down.

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Continuing our series during this final year of AoS of the top 12 published posts of all time (measured in simple traffic numbers), here’s number 8. It’s a little strange to read about things like this, when most of us can’t physically gather. I suppose these days “alternative” takes on a whole new meaning, eh?. Meg is one […]

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These days—in the midst of a global pandemic and economic uncertainty—I feel like a tiny cog. My job isn’t essential (except to our monthly household income). I’m not homeschooling or parenting or caring for sick family members. And with work deadlines staring me in the face, I can’t slow down and “enjoy” this strange quarantine time. I get up each morning, sit at my laptop, and keep doing the job I was doing before all this started. And most days, I’m not convinced it’s enough.

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