Today I am so excited to be featured on my sister’s blog Clear the Way for her Everyday Feminism Series. Feminism is something that is important to both of us in our lives and I’m excited to share a bit about my own take on it.
Today I am introducing my first official collaborative series with my sister Kate from Clear the Way. The 12 Lists series is a monthly series for those who love writing lists but are unable to commit to making a new one each week like the ever-popular 52 Lists series. Each month we decide on a topic, write our lists accordingly, and invite you to do the same. You are welcome to add your post to the link-up below so we can get to know you a little better, one list at a time. This month’s topic: favorite smells.
I’m not sure I can express to you how thrilled I am about this first topic, just imagine some hopping up and down and maybe a squeal or two thrown in for good measure.
Okay, that may be a bit exaggerated. Although I have made lists of my favorite smells almost all my life with various friends at different ages.
- Freshly ground coffee beans.
- Freshly cut citrus (lemon, orange, lime, etc)
- Roasted garlic.
- Freshly baked bread.
- Fresh herbs (basil, rosemary, lavender, etc).
- Verbena scented soaps.
- Redwood trees.
- New rain.
- Coconut scented sunscreen.
- Dolce & Gabana Light Blue.
Go and discover my sister’s list. Make your own. Link-up below!
(Feel free to use the graphic provided)
Today for my Simple Pleasure post, I’d like to talk about one of my all-time favorite therapeutic activities: journalling. As I mentioned in my last post, I love taking my time waking up in the morning because it helps me feel more balanced and centered. Keeping a journal is another way I find balance in my life. I’ve always loved writing as a means to express myself. I find it helps me to process what I’m thinking or feeling, and it’s also nice to have something that is just for me.
I’ve kept a journal off and on since I was young. It is pretty hilarious (and embarrassing) to read what I wrote about when I was 14, but I’m so glad I have those old journals. It feels like a link to the childhood version of myself, and serves as a reminder of small details that would have otherwise been forgotten. Over the past few years keeping a journal has been really important for me. I feel it helps me keep things in perspective.
Do you keep a journal, how do you feel it adds to your life?