These past two weeks have been FULL. Full of checking news updates all day… and isolation.. and escalation of the virus… but also EMPTY. So many of us face, for perhaps the first time EVER, an unknown amount of days stuck in our homes without the daily routines and structures that give our lives order and rhythm. We have never had this amount of free time.Continue reading “Advice to Myself”
I hate when people call me strong. I know. That is so ungrateful. I know it’s about the biggest compliment I could ask for right now. But it’s also the most isolating and counterintuitive comment.Continue reading “Let’s Cut the Act”
I’ve been faced with ideas of my own place as a woman lately. What should I be doing at this point in my life? How should I behave? Who should I allow into my sphere? Why is it so damn hard to put down my foot and say what I WANT?Continue reading “To Myself and For Myself”
I think…. I’m embarrassed to admit this…. but I think I used to be a know it all. As I got older, life smacked me down enough times (and I mean, like an Olympic volleyball player spiking me into the floor) that I grew up fast and realized that I really knew nooooothing. Like at all. I’ve almost done a complete 180°.Continue reading “Be Brave Enough to Keep It Simple”
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”