SoulWork for December 2021–Issue 3: Welp

Some seasons are meant only to be lived. They cannot be processed in real time, cannot be penned down or explained. They just are. These seasons seem to bypass the brain entirely, instead settling down directly in the heart, warm and safe in its chambers.  If you're like me, during these seasons you find yourself moving … Continue reading SoulWork for December 2021–Issue 3: Welp

SoulWork for September 2022–Issue 2: OMG It’s Fall!

Welp. It's fall. Kind of.  Yesterday, it was 90*F here in central Missouri, so that's weird. In a fit of climate-change fueled attempted optimism, I planted my fall veggies a month late, along with an assortment of other stuff that might just thrive in the warmer temps. The green beans are nearly ready to harvest, … Continue reading SoulWork for September 2022–Issue 2: OMG It’s Fall!

SoulWork for August 2021–Issue 1

Welcome to the first issue of SoulWork, a (roughly) monthly newsletter curated by me, Chelsey Hillyer, founder of Amateur Efforts! I'm so grateful to be invited into your inbox to share reflections, resources, and inspiration from my soul to yours. If you're looking for slick and polished and perfect, you might want to stop reading now. … Continue reading SoulWork for August 2021–Issue 1