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.



Grumpy, irritable, tender, emotional

Sleep Rating



Waxing Crescent



What I did

More Sara Midda. Quite frankly, I was lucky to have gotten anything done today at all. I "woke up punching," as Dana put it (not literally, of course), and found it very difficult to recover from such a rocky start to the day.

Time spent

2:30 p.m.—3:00 p.m. CST, with a plan to double down on this project in the next seven days


What I learned today (in haiku form):

Fewer things are more / important than wellness; some / days, that's the project.