Something for the Weekend

For most of my entire life, I’ve kept bound written journals. I used to jump for joy when I could buy a new one in St. Pete’s Beach at a store called “Moon Shadow”. I’ve written about the good times and used my writing to help me process the bad times. They sit in a bin, possibly a hundred strong now.

Over eight years ago, Chris introduced me to blogging. I was extremely hesitant to share my life online, but found writing openly to be such a powerful force. I started a blog about my fitness adventures and made lasting connections, next I blogged about my photography business and it grew, and eventually I ended up bring it all together here to create one space: life, food, fitness, photos.

What I didn’t anticipate was anyone actually reading my words. Much has changed the past few years. I deleted years worth of blog posts in a broken moment, and still regret losing that to this day. In the past year, I had abandoned my written journals to write mostly online.

What I’ve learned is that no matter where you write, it’s important to tell your story. What is left behind on this journey are not only photographs and videos, but our thoughts in the written word. I love to write openly here, but maybe it’s time I get back to pen and paper and take more photos.

// life //

Breathe Zen Habits

Letting Go: How to live with the loss of a loved one Zen Habits

4 Stages of Bereavement Living with Loss

The Letting Go: eBook (free) Zen Habits

Being able to say goodbye Living with Loss

On Making it Through Tough Journeys Zen Habits

“I didn’t have time.” Seth Godin

Eat24 comically quits Facebook Eat24Hours

Do Facebook business pages even matter anymore?

Why we aren’t saving for our child’s college education Get Rich Slowly

Most Presentations aren’t Bullet Proof Seth Godin

// food //

6 Quick & Easy Weeknight Vegetarian Dinners { never homemaker}

Cheetos Marshmallow Crispy Treats Seeded At the Table (interesting…)

Best Vegan Nachos Minimalist Baker

Homemade Vegan Pasta Minimalist Baker

// fitness //

Take a walk How Sweet it Is

5 Ways to Tackle B.O. (Burn Out) Shut Up and Run

Elite Minds Book Review Shut Up and Run

4 Good Reminders when you’ve had a bad day Marc and Angel Hack Life

// photos //

How to craft the perfect tagline for your business Psychology for Photographers

Get Rich Quick Seth Godin

You don’t need the latest app 43 Folders

End of the personal blog? Seth Godin

One of my favorite apps for my iPod and my Macbook is DayOne. While I loved to write on paper, sometimes it’s wonderful to be able to add a photo, a location, time, or the weather to my writing automatically. My thoughts spill out faster than my hand can use a pen most days, so when I have much to say: typing is the only way.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there here or above.

– kn –