Happy New Year!

First and foremost, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and I hope it brings lots of joy and prosperity.

I’ve moved this blog to a new web address and decided to name it My Simple Spirit. I wanted the name of my blog to be something a little more creative than my name and also so people can get the gist of what this blog is about.

At the end of last year, I decided to take a sabbatical from reading and I’m glad I did. Almost every book that I start, I just wasn’t into but after a much-needed break, I’m feeling a lot better about what I’m reading. This year I set up a goal of reading 19 books (on Goodreads). Last year I set a goal of 18 but read 46 books (I like keeping my expectations low). So far I’ve finished reading Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Check in next month for February Reading Wrap Up.

Anyway, this was just an update on what has been going on with this blog and what’s to come. I hope you stick with me! What are your reading goals for 2017?

Thank you for visiting my blog,
Nora

Post photo by Kirsty.

Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.

Recently, I decided that I needed to simplify my life. Of course, life is never simple but I thought, at least I can simplify my hobbies. I wanted to do so many things but, being the procrastination queen, I never got around to it. So I narrowed my hobbies down to three things: reading, writing and brush lettering.

I have always been reading, ever since I could. It is something I can never give up on. I can experience things I’ve never experienced with beautiful language in a book.

I’ve also always liked writing. Whenever I was annoyed by someone, I would write them a letter but not send it. I would instead throw it away or delete it and that would make me feel a lot better without having hurt anyone’s feelings.

I’ve recently started brush lettering. I like brush lettering because I like writing physically with a pen on paper and I like letters. You can see some posts of my brush lettering right here in my blog.

I plan to post about my reading, writing and brush lettering on my blog and maybe that will help with procrastination and my annoying perfectionist mentality.


This post was inspired by WordPress’s The Daily Post, Daily Prompt: Abandoned

 

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Doodle-A-Day Challenge created by ellolovey.

Today is the last day for Doodle-A-Day November. I really had fun doing this challenge because I’ve been wanting to start drawing but didn’t know where to start. These daily prompts really helped me to start. There were times when I didn’t want to do it but I forced myself and I’m glad I did. I don’t think I’ll do Doodle-A-Day December but I do plan on doodling everyday and sharing what I did that day. Sharing what I drew, however poor, really helps me to improve and motivates me.