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A Year

"My children have always existed at the deepest center of me, right there in the heart/hearth, but I struggled with the powerful demands of motherhood, chafing sometimes at the way they pulled me away from my separate life, not knowing how to balance them with my unwieldy need for solitude and creative expression."
— Sue Monk Kidd

5x8" moleskine, pitt pen

Random notes and doodles, thinking back on the year on my birthday a few weeks ago. Three of the four of us had strep, we were alternately iced + snowed in here in dallas-fort worth, the Steelers had just lost the superbowl, feeling blah, trying to make sense of the year.


How do you keep track of the your life from birthday to birthday?

Do you have traditions or annual projects to honor your birthday?

Do you buy yourself a gift?

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Reader Comments (4)

I always make the day a special day for me, I always buy myself a small gift, and spend the day on things for me. The rest of the year is about the whole family, but that day is mine and mine only.


02.23.2011 | Unregistered Commenterlee

I treat myself well...!
It's my special day. I go at my own pace. Go on a nice run, relax in a warm bath, treat myself to something sweet, and enjoy the company of family.
Never really thought of, drawing out my eventful day.
In the end, this would make a wonderful collection to reflect back at when I'm 80. lol

02.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

What a great page Tammy! I am a big fan of your doodly art.

We don't eat out much so birthdays are always a treat meal all together, usually Chinese food. I look back on the year that has passed every January when I have to do the Company Accounts, (way to pour cold water on it!) and over the Christmas Holidays I get very introspective...

I am a firm believer in "spring cleaning" - metaphorically aswell as physically!!

02.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

I love this page so much. Your pen and ink stuff just blows me away.

02.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRainy

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