2018: Thrive – Q3 Recap

Ah, here we are again. Q3 was a big one, so I sure as hell hope that I can remember everything that happened. Develop well / peaceful existence: – Carving out time for writing/reading I’ve still been reading but it’s been slow which is fine. I continue to add books to my “to read” list, and I know once winter hits, cozy nights in my … Continue reading 2018: Thrive – Q3 Recap

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”

The privilege of loving

They say you shouldn’t return back to your old home before at least nine months after you move. But I received the opportunity to go back to Seattle at four months in, and I couldn’t pass it up. So, I booked the flights, got Ginger settled at her boarding facility, and headed west for four days. As I sit on the plane on the flight … Continue reading The privilege of loving

Choices vs. Fate vs. Something Bigger

Sometimes I wonder if I’m being primed for something. I wonder if my life has unfolded in this way because of a great, master plan, or was it all just a series of choices, like a pinball bouncing off various obstacles until it finds its final home. I have too much faith to believe that it’s all just random. I have to believe in something … Continue reading Choices vs. Fate vs. Something Bigger

My relationship with….me

This post has been brewing around in my mind for the past couple of weeks, but I haven’t had the guts to really sit down and try and sort through it in writing. My relationship with myself has been a very long, very tumultuous road. And I don’t think I’m even half-way through. But when I pause and look back, I can see growth and … Continue reading My relationship with….me

Writer’s block

For the past several months, I’ve sat down at various times and pulled out the laptop, opened up my site and stared at a blank page for an hour, then meandered on to other social media in an effort to ignore the block in my head. I hate writer’s block. Mostly because my head will feel full (don’t laugh) and yet I can’t get anything out leaving … Continue reading Writer’s block

The world around me

I think I’ve mentioned previously that I’ve started watching documentaries. But, I’m not sure I’ve explained the full addiction that I am now in. It’s…….well, I won’t say it’s bad because I’m learning a crap-ton, but it has definitely taken up a good amount of hours in my life over the past couple of months since I started. I’ve watched roughly 40 different documentaries, not … Continue reading The world around me