this year (itty bitty thoughts)

this year (itty bitty thoughts)

2020 was a bully of a year, wasn’t it? Or was it? I mean, was 2020 just a group of numbers written on the top of a calendar, a group of numbers that we turned into a demon and started expecting it to behave like 

116: The 7 Gifts You Forgot

116: The 7 Gifts You Forgot

As we spend time finalizing gifts for the holidays, I got to thinking about seven gifts we should imagine are wrapped up under the tree. Gifts we probably already have, but sometimes forget about in the hustle and bustle of a hectic holiday. Listen to 

115: Sometimes you have to wait

115: Sometimes you have to wait

There is a balance to be struck between striving to do all the things, and realizing when you’re at a stage in your life that you’re already busy doing other things. While it’s important to dream, make goals, and draw up plans, today I want 

114: I Worry and I Forget

114: I Worry and I Forget

Today’s podcast episode is a mash up of two previous itty bitty thoughts, as well as a continuation of them. I hope you find today’s thoughts inspiring and motivational as we maneuver our way through 2020 and beyond. There’s also some homework, if you’d like 

the thing we keep forgetting (itty bitty thoughts)

the thing we keep forgetting (itty bitty thoughts)

So many people are content to just wait. To sit in the corner until all of this (waves hands wildly at all that is 2020) blows over. But I offer this to you: What if it doesn’t? What if all of this doesn’t blow over 

What I Worry About (itty bitty thoughts)

What I Worry About (itty bitty thoughts)

I’m not against “rules” per se. I just think most “rules” for how people should behave shouldn’t need to be explained. You don’t fill a car with kids and then drive around drunk. You don’t stab your neighbor because they didn’t mow their grass. You 

113: And I Hope

113: And I Hope

As a homesteader, a lot of my audience is conservative. As a fiction author in an artist community, most of the people surrounding me are liberal. I have friends and family all over the political spectrum so from both a professional and a personal perspective, 

112: The Chickens Still Need to Be Fed

112: The Chickens Still Need to Be Fed

If you are someone dealing with big emotions (anger, fear, frustration) regarding what’s happening out there in the big wide world or what might be coming around the bend, today’s writing is for you. You can read it below as an itty bitty thought or 

a hello and a smile (itty bitty thoughts)

a hello and a smile (itty bitty thoughts)

In a small town, the grocery store counts as a social gathering. You run into people you know. You catch up on life with others. There is a bit of magic in a small town grocery store.   But the grocery store magic isn’t happening 

But first, r-e-a-d this (itty bitty thoughts)

But first, r-e-a-d this (itty bitty thoughts)

OMG, you guys. OMG. Did you know that Harley Davidson endorsed Biden and Harris? Did you know that Charlie Brown specials won’t be aired on network television anymore because those shows offend people? YoU gUYs DiD YOu eVEn knOW??   (Imagine Amy sighing heavily. Shaking