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Annie Rim  Writer & Educator 📚 Books! 👯‍♀️ Raising Girls 🏡 Remembering life is an adventure, no matter the location 🤓 Editor: #redcouchbc @shelovesmag ⌨️ Blog:

We’re trying to be more intentional about teaching the girls about this land we live on. Who was here first? What happened to them? What does this mean for our family and how we interact with history?

Sometimes change and activism seem overwhelming. So I start with a day off of school and the next generation. And I hope these small things help shift thinking and entrenched narratives.

How do you raise activists?
#raisinggirls #raisingactivists #raisingculturallycompassionatekids

Up early reading & writing & remembering that in our house, everyday is #dayofthegirl. 📚 Happy Friday! What are you reading this weekend?
#amreading #idg2018 #raisinggirls

Look what arrived in the midst of dinner prep! @aahales reminds us that our place is holy, whether abroad, at home, in the city, or even in the suburbs.
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Thanks, @ivpress for the copy! #findingholyinthesuburbs #amreading

Happy October 1! For the past few years, I’ve participated in the #write31days challenge. It’s always helped me restart my writing practice and the loose accountability is helpful for me.
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This year, I’m keeping it lighter by looking at the books that have shaped my perspective—from childhood through college and into motherhood. I’d love for you to join the conversation and add your favorite books. Link to my blog in profile.

Poetry starts my days and this collection by @rupikaur_ has stretched my thinking, made me uncomfortable, and has increased my empathy as I struggle to watch the news.
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If you’re not reading poetry, I’d encourage you to start. The white space in this craft helps me pause and breathe. These days when I’m overwhelmed and unsure about the state of our world, I’m thankful for the bravery and wisdom of poets.

#amreading #poetsanonymous #milkandhoney

I’ve been thinking a lot about autumn as the days get a bit cooler. We made pies from our backyard apple tree, are picking our last tomatoes, and shifting toward a season of tilling compost into the soil and letting things settle.
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I’m not great at letting go of my self-imposed expectations and this year, all the cozy autumnal metaphors are helping me slow down and tend my days.
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How are you shifting seasons?

In three months, will you ask me about this labyrinth?
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I feel like we’re on the threshold of a lot—as a family, personally, vocationally. I think we’ll look back on this time with an a-ha! realization.
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I’m not sure things will be any clearer in 3 months. I’m learning (reluctantly) that transitions take time and it could be next year that the pieces fall together. But for now I’m walking the labyrinth, questioning, noticing, and slowing down.
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Thank you for joining me on this #10thingstotellyou journey! It’s been fun to see what stories come to mind—and where they lead my thinking, days later. If you’re looking for a thoughtful way to engage with social media, check out @laura.tremaine’s page. She brings such depth to this space.

My magical reset button is... getting outside into nature.
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This photo was taken at the end of a looong week and even getting outside seemed like battle after battle. My first thought was to cancel our plans and stay home and be miserable.
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Instead, we piled grumpily into the car, got donuts for the road, and arrived at the trailhead ready to go.
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I need to remember this: the prep work is tough but the results always turn our day around.
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What’s your magical reset? I’m joining @laura.tremaine for her #10thingstotellyou InstaChallenge. It’s not too late to join in and share your 10 Things!

Right now I’m struggling with... this season of transition.
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Bea’s in school all day and Elle’s preschool is 2 mornings a week. I had big plans and high hopes for this time. I know we’re not even a month into this new schedule and I know transitions take time. But it’s been a hard transition for me.
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I want to do SO much and I find myself adrift and unproductive. In the midst of this, I’ve started questioning everything I do that defines me. Am I a writer? A teacher? Should I pursue this or that? What am I doing?!
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I know I need to breathe and accept this gift of time and space but as with most of life, this is easier said than done. And it’s a struggle.
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What are you struggling with these days? #10thingstotellyou

A recent discovery... is that I don’t like setting reading goals.
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I had never set reading goals until Goodreads created a way to track the number of books read each year. I adore goals and lists and I loved the feeling of success each December when I saw my totals.
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This year, I decided to stop tracking and go back to reading solely for fun and I love it!
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I have no idea how many books I’ve read, I only read what looks interesting in the moment, and I’m remembering the joy of reading as an outlet above anything else.
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What’s one of your recent discoveries? #10thingstotellyou

A defining moment of my life was... teaching in Kathmandu after college.
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Not only did I discover that I really did love teaching, I taught when Maoist terrorism was active throughout the country. I learned what it meant to live in daily turmoil. I saw closely the impact of an entire city shutting down, school canceled for days in a row, and the impact of a country dependent on tourism.
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I also read “Into Thin Air” while there at the foot of the Himalayas. I was overwhelmed by the limited options my students had and the risk involved in working with Westerners.
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I came home to Colorado with a different perspective on conquering nature. I see this more and more with our own population growth and try to teach our girls that nature allows us to experience her; that we are not meant to dominate.
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What moment or place has definitely your journey? #10thingstotellyou

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