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.




Sleep Rating



Waning Crescent



What I did

Continued mapping out chapters and compiling a list of the illustrations and supplemental materials I need to create. Considering themes and motifs, and playing around with possible execution.

Time spent

I didn't schedule a designated hour today, nor did I log the specific time I spent working, but I used small pockets between 2:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. when I wasn't coaching or doing yoga.


What I learned today (in haiku form):

This is more than a / book; it's hope and care and love, / and it's mine to birth.