KimBoo York, MLIS

KimBoo York, MLIS

Author

Author, librarian, introvert. A grand lover…of coffee. My patronus is Grumpy Cat and my house is Slytherin, but I’m classified as squib because there is no magic in my heart. Cursed to live during interesting times.  

Keely Boo York

Keely Boo York

Procrastinator in Chief

The better soul of the house, and probably the smartest too. Definitely the cutest. She’s what gets me out of bed in the mornings and makes my life far more joyous every day than I deserve.  ♥

{192} Hittin’ the (metaphorical) road!

Now that the "advent" series is over and the new year is in full effect, I'm moving on to putting plans in motion. I'm not big on making resolutions as I feel those have been, at least for me, a fast track to frustration when I fail to meet them. But my "plans" could...

{191} New Year Advent Day 8 – January 1st!!!

Commencement: a beginning or start. I thought maybe "commencement" would be too pompous a word to use for this, the last of the advent, which is not an advent day at all but the actual New Year itself. Yet, that kind of pomposity is exactly what I think the start of a...

{190} New Year Advent Day 7 (December 31)

Anticipation: the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction. Tonight, I am going to allow myself some unrestrained anticipation for the new year. Things might go wrong and I'm sure terrible events will continue to happen, but where there is a future,...

{189} New Year Advent Day 6 (December 30)

Persistence: firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. I think the idea for today's theme really has roots deep in 2016 -- even though it has not been a particularly tragic year for me personally (I've survived much,...

{188} New Year Advent Day 5 (December 29)

Intention: a thing intended; an aim or plan. I felt that determination comes before intention, because without the emotion of determination we won't make the intellectual choice of intention. Today I spent time hammering out my plans, trying to make them reasonable...

{187} New Year Advent Day 4 (December 28th)

Determination: the act of deciding definitely and firmly After days of grief and courage, I think the logical follow up is determination. Determination is different from planning something specific, it the emotion at the core of the act of deciding something. Whether...

{186} My stalker

This guy, he's not even subtle. I actually went on one date with this dude -- we met on FSU campus back when I was in grad school and working at the Senator Pepper Archives, so about 2012 or so. It was one of those dates where the guy seems "nice" and I'm terrible at...

{185} New Year Advent Day 3 (December 27th)

Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty I was beating myself up this morning trying to figure out what a good theme would be to follow grief, but nothing came to me. After doing some creative work, I thought...

{184} New Year Advent Day 2 (December 26th)

Grief: keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret. For most of the people I know, whether they celebrate Christmas or not, the day after Christmas is always a somber occasion. It could be as simple as post-holiday drop, or...

{183} New Year Advent Day 1 (December 25th)

Creation: Something new begins to emerge The new thing here is my my new secular "New Year Advent", an idea I mentioned as a joke in a previous post. The more I thought about it, the more I liked doing something ritualistic to mark the end of the past year and the...

{182} The Last Week of the Year

My "holiday tradition" has become using the week between Christmas and New Year's Day as a time of personal reflection. I rarely go anywhere or do anything with other people in this time frame. Since I don't celebrate any religious holidays and I am single, I can and...

{181} Throwing history away

It has been engraved on my soul to save household documents by parents whose deaths bequeathed to me their tax returns from the 1960s. I treasure those documents, because they contain my parents' lives in very factual ways (income, taxes) and very sentimental ways...

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