It’s a good day to have a good day

It's the new year - time to set goals and resolutions - except I'm not. At the end of 2021 I met a major milestone - a goal I had set for myself - and... huh... I'm thinking for 2022 I'll focus less on the destination and more on the adventure. It's a good day to have a good day.


Morning walks – Boston Public Garden

Whew - I am so thankful to have made it through last week. It was one of those crazy, busy put-your-head-down-and-get-it-done kind of weeks. This is the norm for this time of year - I always know it's coming - and yet... and yet.. One morning, as my commuter train pulled into Boston, I pondered - "hmmm, which subway line do I want to take to my office, this morning? orange or green?..." and then came to the conclusion - "NONE - I am NOT getting on the subway, this morning. I can't, I just can't." (Except it wasn't nearly…


Minimalism and the closet purge

Otherwise known as "Finding Balance - Part 3" which seems to have hijacked my life - are you tired of this topic, yet? As you have undoubtedly surmised, I'm not entirely happy at work. I need to remind myself, though, that I am not entirely unhappy, either. And while I am feeling - well - a little out of balance, I have taken a detour from my normal fiction reading into the world of non-fiction - looking for guidance - or inspiration, really. I am borrowing and buying as many books on "minimalism" as I can find. I know -…


Finding my zen

"Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?" Mary Oliver One thing leads to another, and another, and another - and my quest for balance continues. It all began with my Monday morning dread. Although, perhaps "dread" is too strong a word - "apprehension", "trepidation" - maybe. It all began with my Monday morning trepidation which led to thinking about balance, which led to TED talks, which led to the ten-item wardrobe, and on to reading about minimalism, and tidying and new blogs and new books - my mind is a jumble of a million thoughts.…