What I’m into January 2015 – The Plaid Shirt Edition

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Once again I’m linking up with Leigh for the easiest blog post to write! Side note about Leigh, she is an enneagram expert! If you are interested in learning more or a general personality nerd like myself, you should definitely check out her blog!

December and January shall be covered here because what I was into at the end of December was the flu and thus did not write a post. I know, womp womp, who wasn’t laid up at some point in December? Thanks to the flu I read a few great books and finished all the Good Wife available.

What I’m Reading:

I read a fabulous novel my sister gave me and I recommended to my new book club (luckily my first suggestion was a hit): Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. It is a beautiful, funny, sad story filled with 80’s references and a tale of different kinds of love. Highly recommended!

I also read, as many of you did, Yes Please! by Amy Poehler. It was what I expected – hilarious. I regret not listening to the audio book like I did with Bossy Pants but when I was offered a copy to borrow I snatched it up.

Next up on the nightstand is a book most of you probably haven’t read and won’t read but, again, my sister knows me: Last Night at the Viper Room, River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind. As a pre-teen/teenager my room was filled with Bop Magazine posters of River Phoenix and his death in 1993 was a marked moment of my childhood.  This book weaves his (crazy!) life with the events of Hollywood in the 80’s and 90’s. I love all of it!

What I’m Listening to:

I’m not going to lie, Invisibilia did not fill the Serial shaped hole in my heart. I’m ok that Serial is over but the latest podcast from NPR/This American Life is not making me look forward to doing the dishes. I’ll probably listen to Invisibilia but that’s just because we have so many dishes to wash.  I got back into The Moth and am enjoying good old fashion story telling.  Speaking of which, my friend Preston is hosting a Moth-like event called LOOSE ENDS this February. Yours truly will definitely attend, if not participate. You can read all about it here.  If you haven’t listened to the latest This American Life with Lindy West talking about internet trolls, get on it!

What I wrote:

We finished up the series on Living with Someone Else’s Mental Illness. I’m so thankful for all the brave people who contributed to that series – and thanks to all you who read each week.

I did a guest post for fellow Regent alumni, Nathan Olson, about how I made the decision to become a coach and career changes in general. My post on feminism and the church for Momentum was an interesting experience that didn’t produce as much discussion as I hoped (or perhaps the kind of discussion I hoped for).  And lastly I wrote a post about our decision to live with Rachel all those years ago for my friend Cara’s friendship synchro- blog. It was such a joy to write about that fabulous risk.

What I’m working on:

I’ve officially begun doing weddings with Young Hip and Married after accidentally becoming a wedding officiant about twelve years ago. My e-course Juncture is running again this month and will hopefully have its own new snazzy webpage in coming weeks! And I’m booking private clients for coaching here. As always, if you have any questions about working with me just contact me here on via email.

What I’m thankful for:

After some serious rain, Vancouver has settled into nice balmy-almost Spring-like-weather, we like to call Juneuary. This is going nicely with my new FitBit (thanks mom) – a digital pedometer that has been telling me I walk close to 4 miles a day, on a regular day! I’m mildly obsessed with tracking it all.

Photo/Highlight of the month: Watching my two kids spend a week with their newest cousin, Louis. I think he was into it too.

What were YOU into this month?

Cousins!

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  • Thanks for the Enneagram shout out! If you’re looking for something to replace Serial, try Start Up. It’s different, in that it’s not about a murder mystery, but there are weekly, real time updates about a guy starting a, what else, start up company. It’s been surprisingly interesting and engaging. It started around the same time as Serial so you’ll have plenty to catch up on.

  • Those boys are so stinkin cute in their little plaid shirts.