Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In Regards to My Mediocre Blogging Habit

I've been a terrible blogger of late.

I have lots of things that I would love to write about, swarms of things that I would love to share.

But I also like to sleep sometimes and those little things add up to fill the waking hours, things like the looming deadline for my final annotated bibliography and a wonderful family visit over Easter and time with people dear to me and the 50 hours out of every week that are dedicated to my job and the need to occasionally go to the grocery store or do my laundry.

So blogging has been tricky. This isn't a dramatic exit, just a warning that blog posts may be sparse for the next couple of weeks until life settles down a bit. 

How do you prioritize when schedules get full and time gets thin?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday Linkage

I hope that your weekend is filled with good conversation and memories made, with the morning sunshine of spring, warm coffee, and the laughter of those you love.

A guest post on Donald Miller's blog reflects on the importance of reading in meaningful life.

Desiring God had a thought-stirring article on the statistical connection between race and the frequency of abortion.

An interesting collection of quotes marking the novelist Milan Kundera's birthday will inspire any writer.

Michael Hyatt wrote a convicting article for Christians and leaders about the importance of keeping one's word.

A slideshow of an enormous lodge in Park City, Utah, provided some fun eye-candy....this might be my dream kitchen.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April's Goals

March flew by and April is here in full force. It's hard to believe. In the spirit of Balance and Blueberries' lovely goal-marker posts, here are some of my goals for April:

  • Try three new recipes.
  • Blog 15 posts
  • Finish The War of Art, Sandition, and What's so Amazing About Grace?.
  • It's almost the end of the semester....the end of April and the completion of the annotated bibliography for my current course should coincide if I ever hope to finish grad school.
  • Clock five hours of piano practice. This sounds minimal, but simply reenacting a regular practice routine is going to be an enormous step in the right direction.
  • Be grateful. Write 10 thank-you notes and list 100 gifts in my journal.
What are your goals for April?