2016: So far, so good

With the exception of being sick for what feels like a month, 2016 is off to a good start.

In January, I traded manuscripts with the best writing friend I could hope for. Reading her words has given me all the feels (envy, shock, and a little fear). Reading good writing and being allowed to accompany someone on their writing journey is a reward within itself. My advice for writers finding their way this year – find a GOOD writer friend. You will not regret it.

In my home life, I began the year by doing “double up” Sunday. Basically instead of cooking one dinner, I make two. Therefore we have dinner on Sunday and something to look forward on Tuesday. So far this has been working out well with my busy/travelling schedule. Last month, I also reconnected with another love of mine: baking. I had so much fun baking coconut muffins with my daughters. And bolstered by the deliciousness we stepped out I made some yeast bread.

Kitchen time is always revealing for me because it actually allows me to clear my head. There is something magical in putting a bunch of pinches and little things together and yielding something great. Cooking allows me to breath and reflect. This past month, I began to think about ways to improve my current manuscript and provide guidance on my current reading project.

What do you do when you are seeking clarity in your life? Feel free to share in the comments below. Also, if you happen to try the coconut muffins, let me know how you like them:)

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