I remember the first time a couple approached me about teaching their daughters music. One wanted to play piano and the other, the violin. I was fifteen at the time, a total novice myself, and up for the challenge.
Let me be so bold as to say that few people appreciate the first breath of spring as much as a North Dakotan.... or anyone who calls the Midwest home.
In a world screaming the mantra of "self-care," one has to wonder of Nike actually got something right. Just do it. Even if it hurts. Even if you don't like it. Some things just have to be done.
Rain is streaking my window, and I love it. Spring finally graced the Midwest with its presence this week and the burst of fresh air tinted in green sprouts and melting snow as it gurgles in little creeks out in the pasture makes me ready for new things and fresh starts.
The farm is teeming with lambs and pretty soon hundreds of fluffy chicks are going to arrive at the post office. We've been boarding a sweet little filly at our place and watching her goof off with my other horses was the highlight of my morning. Besides that, this summer is gearing up to be crazy. Along with the usual farm work and haying season, I'll be juggling two jobs (actually...make that three. Thankfully two are seasonal) and trying to keep up with all the fun on weekends.
I've also been exploring ways to expand on my writing a little. Monetizing an art form is never easy. :/
BUT GUESS WHAT?!?!
Upon request (thank you for your comments! It seriously means to world that you still enjoy reading my posts, despite my long absence) I have compiled a list of my favorite podcasts, from theology to politics, to writing and life hacks.
Disclaimer! I am recommending these because they have encouraged, inspired or entertained me, not necessarily because my beliefs align with those of the podcaster. As a general rule, I will only recommend content that I respect and consider appropriate for any range of listeners.
Now on with the show!