Don’t Back Down

Don’t Back Down

Every once in awhile you get the chance to stand up for yourself. No, it may not be this grand gesture paired with an epic speech (I wish) but just a chance to say, hey, I matter. These chances– they’re presented out in the universe like carrots but how many of us seize the prize? … Continue reading

Change, a rant.

Change. Ch-ch-ch-change. Even the word itself can make some of us uncomfortable. She brings us back to hard change, change that wasn’t our choice, the tough stuff is often change. And here’s the thing, change is what it is. There’s no point – SERIOUSLY – in feeling one way or another about it. Apathetic? Maybe. … Continue reading

Practicing Silence

Today I practiced silence. Blissful, peaceful, perfect silence. I drove in silence. I exercised in silence. I cooked in a quiet, empty SILENT house. And as I hummed along my day, a sort of peace emerged. My thoughts ran clear. Time passed with a sense of ease and perfection. I felt in flow, in harmony. … Continue reading

2014 Visions

The end of 2013 has been itching at me and whispering in my ear for weeks. It’s e-n-d-i-n-g. Can I get a hell, yes? To say I’m excited about 2014 would be an understatement. I’m overjoyed, elated, thrilled, fired right up. Recently I took it upon myself to learn the Hustle circa Saturday Night Fever. … Continue reading

Overdoing It

Women tend to do too much. Yes? This might be a gross over assumption. It might be a generalization. But, in my experiences, we want to be more to more people than men and so, I stick to my claim. Why this happens is the big golden question and in my experience its related to … Continue reading

The Divine Plan

Do you believe in fate? I do. I believe that our life’s plans are already written for us and we’re merely following along in steps. Sometimes we don’t take the universe’s cues to change course seriously or we make a decision that veers us off the path but eventually we will be pulled back on … Continue reading

Girls, Part 2

“May the bridges I burn light the way.” — Unknown When I was 20,  I broke up with my girlfriends. Or, maybe they broke up with me. We were a troop of girls, friends since we were teenaged and on the inevitable brink of adulthood. This brink – a ledge on the corner of unknown … Continue reading

Eavesdropping on love

I had the most fortunate experience the other day of being the person waiting at the airport terminal on pick up duty. Due to a serendipitous delay and a missed flight, I was at the terminal for hours, waiting, gazing, and daydreaming. That day I discovered that airport terminals might just be the most romantic … Continue reading

Girls

I was eleven years old when all the girls changed. I vividly remember coming to school on a Tuesday and being informed that my friend was “mad” at me. Mad. What for? Oh, you should know. I didn’t, and I sulked, until a day or so later when my friend had forgiven me and smiled as … Continue reading