March life & interests
The occasional sharing of what I'm into right now! March edition.
March life & interests
It struck me that when people I follow share all the random stuff they are into, or what’s going on in their lives on a more granular level. So, occasionally I’ll be doing a post on my life & interests. Lots of random items, links, nerdy rabbit holes I’ve been going down, and so forth. I hope you enjoy this monthly peek into some of the random realities that are making me come alive. <3
➖NOT HAVING COVID: First and beyond foremost, I tested NEGATIVE for COVID today, which feels like one of the greatest pieces of personal news I have shared. I have been testing positive for TWO WEEKS and I am DONE. I’m looking forward to freedom from my apartment (don’t tell the cats, who have absolutely loved our two week slumber party) and relishing in my antibodies.
📖FICTION: I didn’t read fiction for many, many years. There will likely be a full essay on this eventually, because I’ve been reflecting on it quite a bit. But, stuck inside with COVID, I managed to get my hands on some Stephen King books. Friends, I read two of his books in 4 days — page count total ended up being close to 800. I couldn’t believe it! I am now on a mission to read through all of Stephen King’s books, because the way he writes captivates me and makes me want to keep reading. It’s been a true breath of fresh air.
💄LEARNING HOW TO DO MAKEUP: For months I’ve been working with a branding team to re-launch my website, this time with the vibe of a person who might actually make it as a self-employed business woman and writer. For this, I’ll be doing a full photoshoot at the end of the month, and you guessed it — I’ll be doing all my own makeup. Because of who I am as a person, I’m really enjoying learning, but I’m also deeply intimidated by this. I’m very open to any product recommendations if you have them.
💈LEARNING HOW TO DO HAIR: Clearly connected to the former — I will be doing my own hair for the photo shoot as well! (It’s called being on a budget.) However, I don’t need product recommendations, as I’m pretty sold on the line I’m using right now, so I’ll be using it for the shoot. I’m mostly just trying to learn best techniques for a blow out.
🍵 ICED MATCHA LATTES: This Christmas was, as could be expected, not a good one. The gift exchange was done, because we’d already bought the gifts, but hard to do given all the grief. So, only now have I opened one of the gifts from my Mama: a matcha set. I’ve come to really enjoy the ritual of adding the matcha powder to the bowl, adding the hot water, whisking it together, then straining it over ice. It’s become my afternoon pick me up, and as I hope to cut back on caffeine soon, it might become my morning pick up too.
What are you into? I’d love to hear!
Thanks for being so patient with me a few weeks ago, as COVID hit me unaware. Grateful to be upright again and back to engaging with this community.
With love & care,
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Get my book — it comes out April 18, 2023! I’m so excited! That’s so soon! 🤩
Every pre-order matters deeply, so if you have the means, it would certainly mean the world to me.
Also, please ask your libraries to order it! This would make it accessible to anyone who wishes to read it, which is my hope for all my work.
Join me for an event partnering with Stevenson School for Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania! (I seem to have an ongoing partnership with PA and I love it!)
This is event is on Zoom, so anyone can come. I hope I see you March 29, from 7:00-8:30EST.
Please note: If the cost would prevent you from participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code.
About this offering: This workshop will explore the importance of hospitality in Christianity, name the current challenge our culture faces with alcohol, and talk through fun and thoughtful ways churches can grow in showing compassion toward those who don't drink. Churches growing in hospitality to sober people serves not just to change our churches for the better, but to grow them, as churches can become safe places for sober visitors and their friends.
This workshop will meet for 90-minutes on Zoom. The Rev. Warde will share her experience and offer resources. The content presetnation will be recorded. A brief question time will also be included at the end and will not be recorded for distribution.
The cost of this workshop offsets the operating costs of the Stevenson School for Ministry. SSFM is dedicated to the lifelong learning and discernment processes of all Episcopalians in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and beyond.
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