8 things I learned in February

Things I learned in February

1. I’m more adventurous than I thought. Since I’m not itching to travel, I’ve always thought of myself as a routinized homebody. My adventures haven’t involved globetrotting, but they’ve forever changed me.

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2. I need a better system for organizing my jewelry. See Exhibit A, above.

3. In many ways, anonymity should be regarded with gratitude. A friend and I were talking recently about how easy it is to get caught up in blogging numbers. There’s this constant itch for “more” readers. Jon Acuff wrote an insightful piece on this topic, and it’s something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. I’m choosing gratitude that I am unknown by the masses, but deeply known by God and those closest to me.

4. I want to be a TV writer when I grow up. Ever since I’ve gotten hooked on Breaking Bad, I’ve been obsessed with TV writing. The writing for that show is so masterful that it inspires me. I love the idea of collaborating with many writers, which makes TV unique. Generally speaking, I’ve always thought it would be amazing to see something I’ve written translated onscreen. I don’t actually aspire to TV writing, but I’m smitten with the idea.

5. Expensive workout clothes really do make a difference. My dad gave me a credit to his yoga studio’s store and I bought my first pair of Lululemon pants. They are more comfortable and look better than any pants I’ve ever owned. I don’t know that I would buy another pair at full price, but I’m really enjoying them.

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6. Fresh flowers are worth every penny. Especially on cold days.

7. The software Scrivener automatically formats your work into the .mobi format that Kindle requires. It does a lot of other useful things, too. I’m using it for the first time to write my ebook on intentionality.

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8. The Target dollar section is worth checking out. I usually pass right by, but last week I found these cute notecards and file folders. Love!

Linking up with Emily Freeman.

11 thoughts on “8 things I learned in February

  1. My jewelry used to be a tangled mess until I purchased a jewelry organizer at Target for $20. Oh my, it was the best $20 I ever spent! No more tangled jewelry messes!

  2. Thanks for the tip in # 7 (I am taking notes). I am a big fan of Target’s dollar section — I always find a gem or two.

    So lovely to “meet you” through Emly’s link up today! :)

    1. I thought it would be ridiculous to spend money on something that Word can do, but it actually does a whole lot more. AND it’s not that expensive. I thought it was worth it just for the feature that changes the format- I’ve heard of people paying hundreds of dollars to have someone change the formatting.

  3. Oooooh I love those notecards! And I totally agree with #6! Now you’ve got me wanting to go to the store to get pretty spring things! :)

  4. LOVE the dollar Target section. yes. And I just bought sciviner and have been trying to learn it. Lots to figure out, but I think I’m gonna like it!

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