book watercolor by Helen McLaughlin

Wondering what we're doing here? This explains it, but for the tl;dr crowd (don't worry, I got you):

Beginning February 1st, I’m writing a daily report here, one that documents my progress toward a long-imagined—but not yet executed—dream of creating a small book on wonder (of which I've already written a good portion of the content). I’m committing to showing up to do the work for an hour every day, every single day of the month, and I’m committing to full transparency with you about how that creative hour is spent, for better or for worse. Let's dive in.



A bit anxious

Sleep Rating



New Moon



What I did

Completed a mockup of the first module (layout, formatting, fonts, etc.).

Time spent

9:10 a.m.—10:20 a.m. CST, plus on and off throughout the afternoon and early evening, in between Skype calls and a long walk (50 degrees here today—being outside was essential!)


What I learned today (in haiku form):

Working on layout / makes concrete this thing that is / otherwise abstract.