Hey there friend!
With a week away from the new year, have you taken some time to reflect over the year? How are you different from the beginning of the year? What risks or pauses did you lean into and how did they shape where you are today?
It may not come as a surprise to you, but the end of the year is a favorite time for me. I enjoy reflecting on the year and recounting how things unfolded. It’s in this reflection that sometimes it is revealed to me how God placed people or even myself in moments that would lead me to my where I was meant to go. In all of it, I can find where I had to take two steps back in order to move forward. I also found over the past year that sometimes I get in my own way and that it’s important to believe in yourself the way others do.
In this new year ahead, I hope you will enter it with an open mind and willingness to step out of your comfort zone when you feel that nudge to, that you will trust your discernment, and take the risk or a pause when it feels most right to you. And remember, this past year has shaped you for who you need to be in this brand-new year ahead. There is hope and a new beginning awaiting you.
Happy New Year!
Something to Consider
If you’re on the go this week, you can tune into this week’s latest episode on Grounded in the Middle podcast.
Have you ever heard of the Old House community? If you aren’t familiar, there is a large social media community who own or just love old houses and every day they gather around the world to chat about their experiences and share what they’ve learned about restoring and living in their old house. In today’s episode, you’re going to get to meet Johnny and Christian from the account @ourcornerofcurrituck and who were also one of my first old house friends when we moved out here to the middle. They are opening up today on why they chose to leave suburbia and their new build home for old house life and homesteading.
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This is the last episode for season 2. I’ll be back in February with season 3!
Welcome to the middle! – Grounded in the Middle.
Farmhouse Storyteller Playlist
If you’d like to tune in to what I’m listening to out here in the middle, you can join me on Spotify where I have a playlist titled, Farmhouse Storyteller. You can easily find the station by directly clicking play to the right or searching for Farmhouse Storyteller on the Spotify app.
Where to read my latest work
This past week Link2Us Magazine published their Fall ’22 issue and it includes an article I wrote titled, Reawakening Traditions at the Homestead. While my article will give you a peek into our holiday traditions, you will also learn of the traditions that came before us! You can request a digital copy here or you can pick up a copy at your local Barnes and Nobles, Kroger, Books a Million, Fred Meyers stores, Albertsons, Hyvee, Kmart, and Amazon.
In addition, you can also read another article I wrote, Restoration in the Farmhouse, about how we found our way out here to the country on Make Me Available which is a website out of London, England. You can click here to read.