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.



Calm, content

Sleep Rating



Waxing Gibbous


Poor (I was motivated to do other things—namely: read, go for a long walk with Dana, read some more—but less motivated to be on my computer today)

What I did

Finished reformatting modules two through five, and am halfway through six. Rock on! (Only problem is: In this particular edit/reformat, I'm second-guessing everything I've written. Somehow it all reads horribly? Is this because it's 9 p.m. on a Sunday night? Is it because the writing sucks and I'm only now realizing it? THIS IS MY CREATIVE PROCESS. 🤦🏻‍♀️)

Time spent

6:17 p.m.—6:39 p.m. CST, while dinner was in the oven; 8:04 p.m.—8:45 p.m. CST, after I finally pulled myself away from Parks & Recreation


What I learned today (in haiku form):

I still don't enjoy / working on this at night! Self- / sabotage, hello. 👋