Slow And Steady

Slow And Steady

I haven't worked on a house project in three weeks and it's been pretty nice. I've been a bit of a machine since the start of the new year. I've been knocking projects out left and right and it's been unbelievably fun and rewarding. But I inevitably (and predictably?) burned out. I don't know if [...]

A Monument of Sorts

A Monument of Sorts

Lets get nerdy here for a second and talk about monuments. Monuments have been used for centuries as a way for us to remember special events or important lessons that were learned. It seems to just be a natural human urge - to build something as commemoration. As a reminder. As a tribute. I mean [...]

Thoughts on Vulnerability

Thoughts on Vulnerability

I've been doing a lot of thinking on vulnerability lately... Actually I've been doing a lot of work on vulnerability for a long time, but this is the first time I've gone this big with it and it's been really powerful. I've entered into this space with a commitment to myself to show up with [...]

Hygge

Hygge

I learned a new word the other day! Hygge. It's a Danish word and it's pronounced Hoo-Guh. It means a quality of coziness and comfort that brings a feeling of contentment or well-being. It's a feeling of safety. A feeling of home. It's the early mornings when you're all alone, the house is quiet and [...]

Anniversaries

Anniversaries

We're approaching the one year anniversary of the day my ex fully and finally called it quits on our marriage. We had been separated for nearly 6 months, and while it wasn't necessarily surprising, it was still one of the worst days of my life. I knew in my gut that the best option for [...]

Let’s Talk About Rest

Let’s Talk About Rest

Oh man. Rest. This one is a hard one for me. Honestly, this is a bigger problem for me than the whole not asking for help thing. While I thank my lucky stars that I have a job, it is not a dream job. And the hours are... less than ideal. There is an inevitable [...]

My Box

My Box

I am my own worst enemy. I am the thing that has held me back the most in life. I've talked about this a little bit here, but I wanted to dive in deeper. Some of you guys who follow my Instagram know that I've started Suzy School. Suzy School is basically Instagram school - [...]

Field Notes From the Middle

Field Notes From the Middle

When I started renovating my home, I quickly realized that the restoration process was falling right in tandem with the emotional process of restoring my heart post-divorce. There were so many parallels between reclaiming the space in which I live and reclaiming my life that I started a blog about it! Every project I’ve done [...]