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The Power of Rest: Why I'm Taking a Break from My Newsletter
Plus, starting new hobbies, journaling, biking, and more.
Since 2007, I’ve been sharing blog posts and newsletters. I’ve taken breaks from both mediums in the past. Some of my sabbaticals lasted a few weeks or up to a month. I always came back feeling refreshed and recharged. However, I’ve never taken a break that lasted for a full season.
It’s time for me to take a breather, so I'm pausing my newsletter until Fall 2023. I’m shifting my attention to:
a new work project,
writing for Be More with Less,
hanging out with friends,
I know there is plenty to read, watch, and listen to online, and I'm appreciative of your readership and support.
If you have topics you’d like me to cover in the fall, please leave suggestions in the comments section below.
I’ll be back in your inbox in the fall!
With that, here is what sparked my creativity and curiosity recently:
1.) Want to start a new hobby? Learn more.
2.) One of my favorite hobbies is writing in my notebook. If you’re looking for journaling ideas, Jillian Hess’s newsletter — Noted — is a great source.
3.) A delightful article by Kevin Curtin: “The Joy of Bicycling in Austin: A one-person sociological study of springtime biking where every ride is his favorite.”
4.) An excellent question: “What if spending money felt good?”
5.) Such a smart profile of Emily Henry: “The Women Are Smart. The Men Are Sincere. And the Ending Is Always Happy. Emily Henry cracked the modern romance novel.”
6.) A beautiful essay: “A Seed of Hope.”
7.) Here is a lovely letter with fun prompts: “How to design an art practice routine.”
8.) A few weeks ago, I finished reading Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time by Sheila Liming. The book resonated with me because I’ve been reflecting on friendship, hanging out, and the deep value of spending time with people in real life. If you don’t want to read Liming’s book, listen to her conversation with Ezra Klein.
9.) Earlier this week, I finished reading Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson. It was a delightful and lighthearted novel; just what I needed.
10.) And, here is my latest article for Be More with Less: “13 Benefits of Simple Living.”
Favorite Quote from the Week
“We must pass on what we know to the next generation, & express gratitude to those who help us – nobody gets anywhere on their own.”
Thank you for reading. I’m grateful!
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