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

Began mapping out each chapter and compiling a list of the illustrations and supplemental materials I'll need to create.

Time spent

Several significant chunks of time between 2:25 p.m.—5:30 p.m. CST, with a break for some yoga and to check in on the laundry (the washing machine was rocking out in the basement)


What I learned today (in haiku form):

Steps accumulate / when you break them in half and / get lost in movement.