Right now I am on a plane headed to Chicago for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference.
While my true love is teaching literature, my full-time job right now is ALL about writing, so I think it will be a valuable weekend. What is even more important about this conference is that Mumsie will be there, too! My mom also teaches writing, so we are going to hear a lot of amazing writers talk about their craft, get a TON of free pens (I heart free stuff), and have some quality mother/daughter bonding–YAY!
I will try to blog as much as possible, but I am not sure how much time I will have. I am excited to explore Chicago, as I have only been there twice.
In the meantime, I thought I would share some of my current favorite things:
I have decided to fall back in love with reading. I am making an effort to take time to read–I think all of the plan travel will definitely be a prime opportunity to dive into a book I picked up from the library:
I have heard nothing but good things about this book, and I feel like a solid non-fiction book is just what I need right now. Has anyone read Anne Lamott?
2) My bird necklace:
For Valentine’s day, Chase surprised me with this amazing necklace made by a local artist. It has two little Wren birds on a limb. I am not a big jewelry person–my jewelry box basically consists of 19 variations of pearl necklaces and earrings–that is it. Every time I wear it, it makes me smile!
3. Fruit and Nut mix:
Over Christmas, I received individual serving size packages of this amazing mix from Costco–Santa really knows his trail mix! This is actually a perfect Paleo blend–but it is yummy regardless of your eating style–promise!
It is a mixture of Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, cranberries, and dried cherries. I have a tendency to pick out the cherries and walnuts first, but ultimately I eat it all. It is a great snack when I am out running errands or just need something to tide me over.
What are you loving this week?