gather and grow

who you needed

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a gather and grow with Amanda Viviers. An introverted group of writers gathered around the table. All of us came with no clue if we knew anyone or not. All of us came with a desire to learn and an open heart to growth.  And so this reticent group slowly and quietly aired their questions, and shared their fragile dreams.

And I came away thinking. “Yes! This is what it is about”.

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Remembering another Easter (or the story behind my blog header)

Remembering another Easter (or the story behind my blog header)

Yes, that photo above is me. It is me sitting in the courtyard outside our room in a quaint little hotel in Besançon France.

We were in France for a friend’s wedding, and as part of the planning had added a week each side of the event to explore. We chose the town Besançon, and the hotel at random from a Lonely Planet guide book.

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Time for a change

change

 

Yesterday was my first day of my new rhythm proper. It has taken a while as the girls have been transitioning into their school classes so this was my first writing day with the girls at school full time.

I have slowly been changing over the category titles for the blog, as the old categories are not really what I am writing about anymore.

I have found that I am writing more about community, simplicity and creativity. I am growing in my identity and capacity. I am understanding the need to pause, and also the need to lament. I am finding everyday things to celebrate. I am playing with words and developing my writing.

So have a look around, read about my journey, check out the new categories in the archives tab above and let me know what you think of the little changes around here.

Jodie