Hello! My name is Elisabeth Fondell. I quit my corporate retail job in May of 2016 and have been on a self-appointed sabbatical ever since. In the pursuit of reclaiming my life, I’ve spent this sabbatical filling my days with travel to illuminating places, thought provoking words, poems, pottery, and the pursuit of wholeness.

This blog is a tangible way to process my ever-evolving ideas about what it means to be alive in this world. We are complicated beings that are always flowing through something: seasons of busyness, hardship, stress, celebration, ordinary time, adventure. Too often we don’t take time to stop and just be in the highs and lows and middles, to be there even when it’s hard to process. In this time, I’m focusing on creating space: space for connection, space for awareness, space for expanding my horizon.

This is also a space for sharing updates about my creative work. There is a button on the main menu that takes you to my Etsy shop so you can see my pottery for sale: Twin Spruce Pottery. Below is a list of publications showcasing my writing and photography, both digital and in print.

The Intimidation of Creating, Elisabeth Fondell. Holl & Lane Magazine. July 18, 2017. Digital article: https://www.hollandlanemag.com/blog/2017/6/30/the-intimidation-of-creating.

Casting Anchor in the Scarcity of Rural Life, Elisabeth Fondell. Real Small Towns Magazine. June 13, 2017. Digital article: http://realsmalltowns.com/casting-anchor-in-the-scarcity-of-rural-life/

Population 1,500: Finding Place in the Vibrancy of Rural Life, Elisabeth Fondell. COV Magazine, Print. September/October 2017 issue.

Population 1,500: Finding Place in the Vibrancy of Rural Life, Elisabeth Fondell. COV Magazine, Online. September 11, 2017: http://covenantcompanion.com/2017/09/11/population-1500/

Swedish American Museum, Chicago, IL. Nordic Food Contest Winner. Photo exhibited as part of Nordic: a Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food, and People by Magnus Nilsson.

FeedFeed, digital cooking publication and community, personal page: https://thefeedfeed.com/instaebeth.

What We Have is Enough, Elisabeth Fondell. Real Small Towns: The Art of Community Print Magazine. Vol. 2, 2017.

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