Tuesday, August 18, 2015



hello there, friend,

like you, i crave quiet... space for me to catch up with my thoughts, for me to take inventory. i knew the first weeks of school would be challenging for this reason. i knew there would be little time for quiet.

what has surprised me is how quickly the day goes by... there is no time for lingering over coffee. there's a 5:30 am wake up, followed by lunch making, waking tweens and a teenager, breakfast, and then work. by the time i get home there are a few minutes before the bus drops the kids off, and then the house is full and noisy. i'm thinking ahead constantly, trying to make sure i am prepared. prepared for dinner, prepared for the next day's lunches, prepared for deadlines and meetings...

as soon as i kiss each of my kids goodnight... i take out my contacts, brush my teeth and crawl right into bed with a book. i need the quiet that reading provides... the way my brain turns off it's list making and prioritizing, rationalizing and questioning. finally, the house is quiet and so is my mind.

xo,
b