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Life is beautiful, but it is also hard. We so easily get bogged down in impatience and overwhelm. We want to shoot straight arrows and immediately hit each target, goal, or vision we desire–but that’s not the life we have been given.
But we can still aim–by keeping our eye on what’s most important to us through the inevitable seasons, cycles, and rhythms of sleep and wake, work and rest, joy and sadness, learning and teaching, success and failure.
This blog is about aiming, and it’s also about the rhythm. Here are a few of the areas I hope to inspire and equip you to grow in, as I also grow in them:
- Moulding your living space to serve your life.
- Observing nature’s seasons and cycles.
- Crafting intentional routines and habits.
- Mourning and learning from our failures and losses.
I’d be honored if you joined me on this journey to explore rhythmic living.
Be steady and well ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert
The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes. Agatha Christie
A Note on Faith
You may notice quickly that the articles here are coming from a Christian perspective. Will you still find helpful or inspiring content here if you don’t share my beliefs? I truly hope so.
My faith is something I cannot separate from my thoughts on living well; My conviction that God is the author of creation, and that He offers us redemption from our broken existence through the sacrifice of His Son, necessarily casts light on all of my pursuits.
I understand if that’s not where you’re at, but I hope you’ll stick around anyway; come join this conversation about living rhythmically and aiming at what matters. You are welcome here.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, ESV
Erin Greco was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon but now lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Gil, their son Wendell, and their dog Otis. She has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Gutenberg College and has been a photographer, a designer, a professional organizer, a receptionist and a cashier. She’s been working on blog and internet-y things for over 15 years, and expressing herself through writing for much longer. (And she’s an INFJ and an Enneagram 4, for anyone who’s into that sort of thing.)
You can find her sporadically updated personal blog at erinmichellegreco.com.