At the end of every month, we have a regular practice here of looking back before moving forward. While some of the deeper, more in-process things I may keep private for a while, other things are fun to share here. And when you share things you’ve been learning, I always discover lots of fun tips, great new books and shows, and encouraging thoughts to begin the month.

We’re all at different spots on the journey, and these end of the month posts are a way to reflect, share, and celebrate on purpose.

What We Learned in February

Here are 8 things I learned in February:

1. My doctor is married to my news anchorman. What? That sounds like the start of a joke. But it’s true! All these years I’ve visited her office and watched him on the news and I knew they had the same last name but never know they were married until this month.

2. If I eat Rocky Road ice cream at night I WILL NOT SLEEP. Ask me how I know. Nevermind, don’t ask. I don’t want to talk about it.

3. I’m going to miss Leslie Knope. Like, way more than I had planned.

Leslie Knope for President

4. Speaking of TV shows, I love American Idol Hollywood week but pretty much am bored to tears once they make it to the top 24. Learned that this month.

5. The photos I like on Instagram are consistently filled with white space or pale color. But the photos I take are not this way. I don’t know what this means, exactly.

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6. Oh! I took a class with the girls and learned how to crochet. And I learned. Ish.

7. It’s hard for me to walk without trying to solve a problem, but it’s important.

8. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown should be required reading for anyone who does things. But it should come with a warning – do not read before bed or while in the midst of a big project you’ve already committed to and can’t get out of because it will make you want to drive to Hawaii. But beyond that, it’s a smart book for anyone who feels busy but not productive.

Now it’s your turn!