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”

2018: Thrive – Q1 Recap

Wow, can you believe first quarter is done?! It feels both like the longest and shortest quarter. I feel like the older I get, the more I use the phrase “time is flying by!” and it kind of scares me. But I think I’ve been making the best of it despite my first winter back being the snowiest winter that Michigan has seen in awhile. … Continue reading 2018: Thrive – Q1 Recap

Saying Hello, Saying Goodbye

I used to be the girl who prided herself on her ability to commit to relationships. Who would hang on forever to people, calling it commitment, love, being a true friend. In all honesty, I think a lot of it was more insecurity than those other qualities. Not saying that I don’t possess them, because I do think that I highly value the people in … Continue reading Saying Hello, Saying Goodbye

Finally, it’s not January

I’m so happy it’s February. I swear, January was a real downer. For reasons that I’m still unsure of. It just felt like a mini-long year of hell, without actual ordeals. So, I’ll list the happy things about the month, and then I’ll just let it go and move on into the beautiful (cold) month of February! I was able to visit my friends in … Continue reading Finally, it’s not January

2018: Thrive

I started this damn post in October, so why am I just now getting it posted (late) in January?! I bug myself. *sigh* Anyways… Going into my fourth year of goal planning with word association and it feels good. Why is it that we never appreciate our progress in the moment, only when looking back? When we’re in the middle of a grind, it’s so … Continue reading 2018: Thrive

Christmas & New Year’s

I’m not un-used to waking up alone on Christmas morning. In fact, I’ve been doing it for over a decade now. The only difference is that I had something to look forward to later in the day with friends (or for a couple years, family). This year, I was fortunate enough to go hang out with my co-worker and her family and for that I … Continue reading Christmas & New Year’s