Tag: everyday blogging

The Climb. Finding Peace As I Walk Through Grief. Day 23 of 365

It turned out to be an exquisite day in so many ways — bright, sunny, warm and breezy — though it certainly didn’t begin that way.  On that Saturday in May, a number of us were headed to Northern Wisconsin to witness the wedding of a dear friend, someone I’ve known, and with whom I have laughed, for... Read more »

Busted And Back On Track. Day 17 of 365

So, I’d said that I’d blog every day for a year, but already the math isn’t adding up. This little experiment began on my 50th birthday (April 8th), which means today (April 30th) should be my 23rd post. However, my last published post was the 16th in this series, meaning only one thing: I’ve fallen behind. Congrats. I’m busted. You are now... Read more »

Music And Memory: Sometimes We Take The Long Way Home. Day 16 of 365

Last month, author Robert K. Elder asked if I’d share some words connecting music with my memories. He was planning the April 29th release party for his latest book, THE MIXTAPE OF MY LIFE: A DO IT YOURSELF MEMOIR (Running Press/Hachette Book Group), and I told him I’d be happy to help. Immediately, Supertramp’s TAKE... Read more »

Embrace The Overwhelm. 5 Steps To Help Someone Bypass Depression. Day 15 of 365

Embrace The Overwhelm. 5 Steps To Help Someone Bypass Depression. Day 15 of 365
About one month ago, I spent time with a lifelong friend. She’d been in great spirits as we caught up on each other’s lives, but then, without warning, she grew distant and quiet. She’s struggled with depression in the past, so I knew enough not to push. Instead, I busied myself and gave her plenty... Read more »

The Neighborhood I Love. Day 13 of 365

I currently live in a Victorian row house, one of 7 individual-yet-connected residences. Though each of our units is independently owned, my neighbors and I could *technically* claim we all live under a single roof. This three-story building, built on a leafy Evanston avenue in 1897, has been my home for nearly 20 years. It’s the place I’ve lived the longest... Read more »

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Day 10 of 365

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Day 10 of 365
Okay, so this is pretty awkward. I’m trying to decide whether to keep my blog here on ChicagoNow, or to jump ship altogether and blog exclusively on my personal website, www.christinewolf.com. I’ve been blogging here on ChicagoNow since 2012. Prior to that, I’d blogged on a WordPress site, figuring out how to be an author while writing about... Read more »

Everyday Blogging. Day 4 of 365

This everyday blogging thing is gonna be fascinating. And hard. And challenging. And so good for me, I think. This everyday blogging thing forces me to stop. To be still. To think. To write. This everyday blogging thing isn’t something I *decided* to do. It’s something I literally felt compelled to do, perhaps because my body... Read more »

Thank you, Joan Didion. Day 5 of 365

Thank you, Joan Didion. Day 5 of 365
I recently finished Joan Didion’s The Year Of Magical Thinking, a memoir about love, loss and grief. I’ll confess, it might have been the first book I’ve read — word for word, cover to cover — in a couple of years. I’ve never been a fast reader — something I’ve often felt tremendous shame about. And though I love... Read more »
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    I tend to cover life's ups and downs. I don't shy away from the tougher, more emotional stories. While I'm always willing to voice an opinion, it sometimes contradicts my innate desire to please everyone at all times. Such is this crazy life, I suppose. Ultimately, I search for meaning in the human experience, and openly share how I (try to) keep my head above water. Thanks so much for dropping by. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts.

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