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


Good, but tired and a bit headachy

What I did

I did a couple hours of yoga. (Important side note: Today was my February Get It Done Day, which meant I was sitting on my rear-end for much of the morning and afternoon, working on computer tasks and checking in with fellow participants. By the time Get It Done Day was over and my book-building slot rolled around, I needed to get up and tend to my body and spirit.)

Time spent

3:06 p.m.—5:02 p.m. CST


What I learned today (in haiku form):

Don't forget you're not / machine; you've got a body / that houses your mind.