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October 2021

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September went by much too fast. Here in Western Upstate NY, we’ve been lucky. Summer weather has continued! Apple 🍎 & pumpkin 🎃 season is here finally! Honeycrisp are my jam. And I’ve been experimenting with grape pies.

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52 Books in 2021

Last year, I finished 25 books. It was no re than I had read in years. I’m off to a slow start so far, but that’s ok.

  1. Hand to Mouth by Linda Tirado
  2. Groomed by Samantha Leonard
  3. Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison
  4. The Body is not an apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
  5. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  6. How the Marquis got his coat back by Neil Gaiman
  7. The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll
  8. Hope by Marc Levy
  9. The Code Breaker by Isaac Isaacson
  10. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  11. Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
  12. No Walls and the Recurring Dream by Ani DiFranco
  13. Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller
  14. The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole MS, RDN & Elyse Resch, MS, RDN
  15. Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine
  16. Bone Music by Christopher Rice
  17. The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz
  18. Rain Girl by Gabi Kreslehner
  19. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  20. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  21. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  22. How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins
  23. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk
  24. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  25. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  26. Nonbinary. Memoirs of Gender and Identity
  27. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  28. A Demon in my view by Ruth Rendell
  29. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
  30. 1776 by David McCullough
  31. The Virgin of Prince Street by Sonja Livingston
  32. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  33. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  34. 2020 Award Winning Book
  35. A Season in Hell by Rimbaud
  36. The Undesired by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  37. Killer Reunion by G.A. McKevett
  38. The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  39. Sami Blood
  40. The Heart Keeper by Alex Dahl
  41. Alfons Mucha 1860-1939 : master of art nouveau by Renate Ulmer
  42. The little old lady who broke all the rules by Catherina Ingelman-Sundberg
  43. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  44. More Myself by Alicia Keys
  45. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  46. Human Resources by Brad Carter
  47. American Dirt
  48. The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  49. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  50. The Tatooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  51. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  52. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

52 Books in 2020

  1. The Roses of May (The Collector series, Book 2) by Dot Hutchinson
  2. Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
  3. Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
  4. The Sinking of the Vasa by Russell Freedman, illustrated by William Low
  5. Superfans by Pat Flynn
  6. On Animals by Susan Orleans
  7. The Body is not an apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
  8. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  9. Library of Souls by Ransom Rigg
  10. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
  11. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle
  12. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  13. How to Win an Argument on Social Media by Brian Anglin
  14. The 40 rules of Love by Elif Shafak
  15. Hippie by Paulo Coelho
  16. Your Song Changed My Life by Bob Boilen
  17. * The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
  18. Entering the Castle: Exploring Your Mystical Experience of God by Caroline Myss
  19. Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
  20. What You Have Heard is True by Carolyn Forché
  21. Second Nature, A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan
  22. When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase
  23. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  24. Resistance by Tori Amos
  25. Got Parts? by A.T.W.
  26. Gay Mysticism by Andrew Harvey
  27. No Walls and the Recurring Dream by Ani DiFranco
  28. Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller
  29. The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole MS, RDN & Elyse Resch, MS, RDN
  30. Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine
  31. Bone Music by Christopher Rice
  32. The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz
  33. Rain Girl by Gabi Kreslehner
  34. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  35. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  36. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  37. How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins
  38. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk
  39. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  40. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  41. Nonbinary. Memoirs of Gender and Identity
  42. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  43. A Demon in my view by Ruth Rendell
  44. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
  45. 1776 by David McCullough
  46. The Virgin of Prince Street by Sonja Livingston
  47. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  48. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  49. 2020 Award Winning Book
  50. A Season in Hell by Rimbaud
  51. The Undesired by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  52. Killer Reunion by G.A. McKevett
  53. The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  54. Sami Blood
  55. The Heart Keeper by Alex Dahl
  56. Alfons Mucha 1860-1939 : master of art nouveau by Renate Ulmer
  57. The little old lady who broke all the rules by Catherina Ingelman-Sundberg
  58. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  59. More Myself by Alicia Keys
  60. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  61. Human Resources by Brad Carter
  62. American Dirt
  63. The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  64. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Year of Finishing ends.

A year ago, I upgraded this site to a business account, and then had one of the roughest unexpected years of my life. I did not renew, but will do so once I get into a good routine, making it worth the costs.

Photo by Adam Eaton

Things I accomplished in 2019:

  • LGBTQ+ Leadership training
  • LGBTQ+ Presbyterian Ambassadorship
  • Changed jobs
  • Divorce
  • Joined a band to raise money for kids
  • Performed “Under Pressure” in public along with a storytelling opportunity
  • Started my tattoo in honor of my father

Goals for 2020:

  • Save up 3 months of living costs in case of emergency.
  • Pay down my car loan.
  • Set up a weekly and monthly newsletter with Tiny Letter.
  • Collect all of my haikus into one concise book.
  • Launch 1-2 online classes.
  • Record and market one music album and associated video components.
  • Host a monthly crafting experience.
  • Grow my TupperWare and essential oils businesses.
  • Create and maintain an inventory for my online jewelry store.
  • Continue my dad’s tattoo

I intended to read 52 books and only finished 20, but that was more than the year before. I’m pretty happy with my list. Having a goal of 52 books is reasonable though, so I’m going to do this again.

My word for 2020 is RELEASE.
My intention for 2020 is MEDITATION.
My theme for 2020 is BEING PRESENT, JOY.