I chose my first word of the year in 2013 – change. At the time, I had been reading a blog post about choosing a word of the year, rather than making resolutions. Change started out as me leaving a comment about how there were so many *things* I wanted to change, but it took root, and that was my word of the year. That moment was a new beginning for me. I love a new year, a new … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Word of the Year
Welcome to my reflection for the year 2016. I started doing a yearly reflection several years ago after seeing a post by Tsh from the art of simple blog. Every year she posts a list of questions to reflect on your life from the past year, and I found that to be an amazing practice to really understand what I had accomplished throughout the year. I think that I am the epitome of … [Read more...] about A Reflection on the Past Year and Looking Ahead to the New Year
This week marks 5 years since I first pressed publish on my first post here at Townsend House. I have blogged off and on since 2001, but Townsend House is where I really found my voice, and knew what I wanted to write about. Townsend House has always been a lifestyle blog albeit a somewhat different lifestyle than the norm. Figuring out … [Read more...] about 5 Years of Blog Posts in the Books!
*I had planned to post this on New Year’s Eve, alas sickness took hold of our home, and instead we are posting it now! The year 2015 has come to a close. What an amazing year! I always love to sit down and reflect on the previous year on New Year’s Eve. There is something so incredibly satisfying to go through a list of questions for me and really think about all the important … [Read more...] about A New Year’s Eve Reflection and Looking Ahead to the New Year