New month. new calendar page. otherwise same view. still dark-early.
My morning time starts around 5am which is dark-early here all year. It ends, though, sometime around 7am and this is the time of year that I really start to notice the light (my study window faces west … even without rain, there’s no direct light until later). I must say, there’s a certain energy that comes with daylight and I’m welcoming that as I wrap up these mornings! I journaled a quick TGIF list as I wrapped up this morning’s time … Hello March!
Thinking about … my closet. One of my projects for this year is to re-work my wardrobe. Marc spent a day Kon-Mari-ing his clothes last month and he inspired me to tackle this project sooner rather than later. I downloaded the Stylebook app (took a lot of photos) and started tracking my outfits. I’ll share more about all of this soon … so far I’m 21 days into tracking what I’m wearing and it’s helping me figure out what I like (and what I don’t) and it’s fun! At the outset, I committed to recording ALL my outfits in the app, which means having everything I wear (I’m not doing coats or around-the-house things) recorded. It also means actually dressing in something every day. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned in just three weeks!
Grateful for … Marc’s level-headedness. He is a much-needed voice (vs. the unhelpful one in my head) to stay calm about things that will work themselves out and ask questions when he thinks we should.
Inspired by … our Women’s Ministry. The annual Gifts of Women service is Sunday. With the exception of one man, accompanying our Women’s Ensemble on the piano for the anthem, we will have two services led completely by women. I’m proud of all the women we have participating in and leading worship … and I’m especially proud of the ministry we do within and outside our church. This year’s bulletin insert talks about all the ways our ministry shows up. I wrote the words and our fantastic communications director compiled the piece.
You might need to click to read. Women are a powerful force. and I am so proud (especially today) of all we do.
Fun … Inspired by a few of you, I started following Ali Edwards again. and was completely taken in by her The Art of Noticing project. Sadly, I missed out on the stamps, but I did snag a notebook! I’m looking forward to cutting up some paper, journaling around photos … and paying attention.
I hope you’re looking forward to something fun this month, too! and I’d love to know if you’re planning anything to celebrate women … it is our month, ladies!