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break for a retreat

2018. I'm trying not to make resolutions this year, but I am trying to create better habits.

I've started the new year by signing off all social media for the month of January. I'm also attending the Rest retreat at homesong blog. Honestly, it's been just the kind of rest I've needed. Our fall was heavy, we lost my cousin Heather to inflammatory breast cancer in October after a 7 year fight, she was 34. I've only now begun to grieve her loss. My dad also spent a week in the hospital and ended up needing another complicated procedure on his heart. I feel like I'd been holding my breath for months. All of that paired with the "normal" pressures that social media can add, and it's just all been too much. Our Chicagoland winter has also been quite brutal with weeks of below zero temps and more snow than we've seen in several seasons. It's been a few weeks and I feel like I can breathe again.

Along with new habits, I'm hoping to reach s…

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