On the advice of a wonderfully wise fellow writer, I suppose I ought to reveal to you all the source of my own grief. While the telling of the whole story is something I’ve never attempted, I am sure I could fill a book with the ups and downs of my mom’s illness, her passing, and the beginning of my grief. Here, however, is the blog post version- as quick as I can make it. Continue reading “A Little Introduction- Why I Grieve”
Friends, it’s that time of year again. I’m running myself into the ground, and this year I have LEVELED UP. Instead of having just three jobs, now I have, drum roll please, four! This time last year I was an Assistant General Manager for Orangetheory, a photographer for Nashville Repertory Theatre, and a full time student getting my certification for vocal coaching. Phew.
Hope is defined as “desire accompanied by expectation of, or belief in, fulfillment.”Continue reading “January 1st, 2020- A Renewal of Hope”
Friends my heart is HEAVY today. This is going to be a stream of consciousness, rambling post. Life can be so hard on people. Today I am sad for someone else, who I know is hurting so deeply.
My grandparents don’t really want to do Christmas this year. Grandma doesn’t want to put up the tree- Papa refuses to put out the lights. They proposed skipping the gift giving. Continue reading “Choosing Joy”
When I was in high school, my older cousin went off to join the marines. He came back from training… bootcamp(?) (Dear marines, may we just lay the ground rules right now that I am going to get all these terms wrong?) with plenty of new experiences, stories, and rules for life. Continue reading “You Are More Than Your Smartphone”
I haven’t done much this week. Or the last.
It has been a strange space in time of both boredom and apathy. I had nothing to do and also did not have any desire to change that.
Perhaps my spirit knew that I needed to burrow way down into my couch, and just absorb the time alone. I needed to sleep and read and watch and scroll. Continue reading “Doing Nothing to Rediscover Your Everything”
Today I sat down to write and was assaulted by all the concerns that have been circulating in my head lately:
I’ve been experiencing an odd sensation lately- it’s almost like I’m less in control than I have ever been before. It’s impulsive and chaotic. It’s… uncomfortable. It’s disorienting. Continue reading “Be Brave Enough to Be You.”
Friends, I am bone tired.
Since January, life changes have taken me along for a ride that I feel have left me hanging onto the handlebars as best I can. Between a full time job, a new side hustle, and a certification program that will lead to a major life change, it’s been a busy five months- to say the least. Continue reading “Sometimes, Helping Yourself Means Seeking Help”
“You’re so strong.”
I get that a lot. The interesting thing, to me, is that anyone who has had their strength put up for commentary by others probably actually experienced more weakness than anything else.