|No blogoversary would be complete without chocolate!|
SeptemberChanged my tagline from, "a self education journal" to "My journey through the classics (and life)."
Took a trip to the mountains with my husband.
While he did some rappelling, I made a desk for myself out of a boulder at the bottom of a cliff.
Classical Quest joined Facebook.
Posted the first guest post here, "Madame Bovary: What If?", by Sandy Bramhill
Weaned my baby... possibly my last baby! [heavy sigh] To think that I may never nurse a baby again for the rest of eternity makes me tear up right now!
I spent a long weekend alone at home with Baby Girl and my books while the rest of my family was away having adventures of their own. It was during this time that I introduced the series, "Classics and the Bible Sundays", which has turned into a weekly devotional touchstone for me.
I was still reading Anna Karenina at this time. (It's a rather long novel.)
Classical Quest joined Twitter.
Finished Anna Karenina. (Did some back-flips!)
Made some of my first cyber-samplers. (I believe I may have coined this term.) These are quotes that I've discovered in my reading paired with pictures I've taken. I store my creations alongside other great quotes I've pinned on one of my Pinterest boards which is labeled, "Cyber-Samplers".
Hosted my first synchro-read on Facebook with The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy.
Experimented with some posts I called "Quest Notes". These posts were popular as well as fun to put together. I'll most likely post more in the future.
the soul searching I did in August, I started reaching out with more personal posts. I've found that by drawing from the Great Books, as well as from my own life experience, I have a platform for encouraging many people through their own life-quest.
The second guest post was published here, a poem entitled, "The Choice", by Jeannie Prinsen.
Entertained over 50 people in my home twice this month. (Woo-hoo! Somebody needs to alert Fly Lady! She's got a valid competitor here! . . . OK, not really.)
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I'm also learning to be more disciplined in general -- to fully engage in whatever I'm doing at the time -- be it loading the dishwasher, or playing with my kids, or writing a post.
For the past year I have not felt an old nagging ache I used to feel all the time. Maybe you've felt it too -- it's the thought that there is something you should be doing that you are not doing. That's how I know in my heart of hearts that every step I take on this journey is worth every bit of the effort. I have a deep-seated peace that I'm precisely where I'm supposed to be.
Thank you again for sharing this special first blogoversary with me. See you Sunday for "Classics and the Bible Sundays"!