What I'm doing now
This is my now page. To learn more about my background, visit my about page.
I'm home in Åkersberga, Sweden, just north of Stockholm, where I live with my husband and two kids, aged 2 and 4. It's the middle of winter, and now that we're on the happy side of the solstice, I'm counting every extra minute of sunlight each day adds (today the sun rose at 6:58 am and will set at about 5:04pm, which is a totally civilized day).
This is me now:
- In my thirty-ninth week of pregnancy with my third child, I'm waddling through the day and trying very hard (not always successfully) to sleep through the night.
- I'm writing this blog, trying to figure out the right workflow to maximize productivity and inspiration on my end and engagement on my readers' end.
- Reading Neil Gaiman's Stardust as well as thoughtful, critical, fact-based journalism about the tragic election and what happens next; alternately listening to the podcasts Revisionist History and Magic Lessons; watching the excellent and terrifying The Man In The High Castle on Amazon Prime; painting my way through a fun Skillshare class on watercolor painting.
I'm currently feeling challenged by:
- The fatigue and aches of my third pregnancy.
- Trying to remain engaged with my kids and my work while feeling the above.
- How to bring increased joy and productivity to writing Dear Sabrina.
- Finding excellent, fact-based, conservative journalists to follow in the first hundred days of the next presidency (if you have any suggestions, please email me!).
I've been thinking about:
- How to create traditions and rituals as a family, and especially for the kids, to help them feel more engaged in a family and community that's larger than themselves.
- Why some families remain close as the children grow into adults, and others don't; grandchildren who feel emotionally close to their grandparents; essentially, what brings us together and what keeps us apart (I've had these thoughts running in the background for well over a year now).
- How to help our kids (and ourselves) learn empathy and kindness for other people, and how to include volunteerism/service in our already-hectic family life.
Page created on December 27, 2016; last updated on February 24, 2017.