2014-05-15 09.11.16
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
~ Guillaume Apollinaire

This is a quick post to let you know that I am taking a short hiatus from blogging.

Don't worry. Nothing is wrong. I'm just feeling the need to back away from technology and really sink into the world around me. To experience it with all of my senses.

What have I been up to?

I've been working on my garden. No, working isn't the right word. (My husband recently told me he's trying to not use the word "work" when he isn't talking about his actual job. He's changing his mindset. So let me try again.) I've been spending time in my garden. Moving rock, loosening soil, and planting vegetables.

I've also been serving with some other people to set up a community garden. The kale sprout shown in the above photo is from there. I'm really excited about that project.

I also recently finished my first ever painting class. It was a watercolor class offered through my town and it's the first time I have ever painted (outside of middle school art class where we got to paint for probably a week each year). I'm really proud of my painting, and I still have some more to do on it. I'll share it with you when I return.

So while I experience life and refill my soul's well, I'll be absent from here and probably quiet on social media all around. I suspect I'll stick around on Instagram (find me as @smhutchinswriter). I may be on Twitter (@smhutchins) or on Facebook (smhutchinswriter) a little bit.

The newsletter will still go out on the first Sunday in June. If you're not already signed up, you can do so by entering your name and email in the fields at the top of my sidebar.

The "card of the day" will still go out on Facebook and Twitter each morning.

How long will this pause be? At least through the end of May. It could extend through the first part of June. I'm not sure yet. I'll take whatever time feels right.

In the meantime, I wish you all sorts of wonderstruckness and ordinary magic.


  1. We all need time to pause and reflect. I did just that for a few weeks and it has helped me to know exactly what I want to do next. Enjoy your time. Your picture is lovely.


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