The Labyrinth

*Another post that has been sitting in drafts for a long while.* It’s so strange to be in a place where I get to just create my life. I get to build it all from scratch and my every day decisions effect each step. I met a couple through my other friends before Christmas and I have had such an amazing time getting to know … Continue reading The Labyrinth

“You’re in the family now. Be a contributor, not just a consumer”

I wrote this post a couple months ago after a particularly life-changing weekend. Finally ready to post. This past weekend was joy. It was filled with laughter and new friends, art, snow, and a faint heartbeat of melancholy. I went to two exhibit openings this weekend, at two different places. At the first one, I was in a group of 4 new friends and it … Continue reading “You’re in the family now. Be a contributor, not just a consumer”

Jill Scott is my girl-crush

I was listening to my “Women who inspire” playlist today and Jill Scott’s “Womanfesto” came on and rocked me straight to my core. I’ve listened to that spoken word multiple times, but it’s never resonated quite like it did today, so I decided to go ahead and put it here, in a place where I’ll see it again and again. It feels fortuitous and timely, … Continue reading Jill Scott is my girl-crush

2017 in pics

I was going to intersperse pictures throughout my 2017 recap post, but I thought it would be better to just keep it separate. This doesn’t even begin to capture everything, but I had to stop somewhere or there would be a thousand images in here. I’m currently trying to reorganize all my photos so these aren’t in chronological order. *shrug* Enjoy a visual look at … Continue reading 2017 in pics

2017: Create & Persist Recap

Another year has come and gone. I’m officially in my mid-30’s now, and kind of feeling like I’m finally hitting my stride in life. Kind of. Maybe. *insert shrugging emoji* But in all seriousness, 2017 was a crazy year and I’m pretty damn proud of myself for what I was able to accomplish despite the crazy ups-and-downs and how unhappy I was for the first … Continue reading 2017: Create & Persist Recap

Higher…..education?

I seriously cannot believe that I am considering a master’s program. Yeah, ok, let me back-up. In Seattle, I was really unhappy with my job. I was underpaid, and had nowhere to really go as far as growth and development. In a city as expensive as Seattle, that wasn’t a good option for the life I wanted to lead. But, I had great co-workers, a … Continue reading Higher…..education?

Brain Pickings – My new Sunday ritual 

I grew up in a Christian household (for the most part). My dad was on-again, off-again religious, but my mom was always on. She had a strong faith and believed in holding those truths close. She instilled in my sister and I a strong faith as well from a very early age. However, I didn’t grow up going to traditional church until I was in … Continue reading Brain Pickings – My new Sunday ritual