Once a month, I round up some of the inspiring, intriguing and interesting things that I’ve read and written recently and share them all with you.
- I love the fresh start that is a new year. I’m motivated to continue building towards the next phase of my career with my communications business this year. (BTW, the quote above is apparently actually from a character named Socrates in Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives by Dan Millman, not the Socrates. Whoever said it, it’s a good reminder to keep looking ahead and looking up.)
- Nobody will discover you unless you make yourself discoverable.
- I received a preserving cookbook, Batch, for Christmas and I’m slowly reading it from cover to cover. It’s giving me lots of inspiration for this year’s vegetable garden, but the authors’ story is also inspiring. They started as bloggers at WellPreserved.ca–and are still. Along the way, they’ve also expanded to events, posters, articles and a graphic design company. Another example of where you can go with a blog, motivation and hard work.
- An example of where you can go with motivation, hard work and an Instagram account, @hootfurnishings is selling vintage home decor items in my hometown. (In case it’s not obvious, I love seeing creative, motivated people making their own niche and achieving their dreams.)
My writing elsewhere:
- Continuing with the new year theme, I have New Year’s Resolutions for my dog and Home Goals for 2017. Plus I took a look back at Home Goals 2016.
- The first reno project for 2017 is already underway with an office makeover.
- I got to go behind the scenes on two cool Canadian homes this month with homify. One was an awesome ski chalet reno that created a getaway home for generations and the other is a one-of-a-kind home that echoes the majesty of BC’s coast
- An elegant farmhouse that gets to the heart of country style
- An energy-efficient home that draws inspiration from the woods
- What does a therapy dog do?
- Blending my two loves–dogs and home decor–7 tips to create a stylish but dog-friendly home