A midnight parrot fish amongst friends. I'd never seen the blue and black beauty before. Knowing that in some places sea life still flourishes, sustains me. And as I get older I cherish my time at the sea more and more. Nothing is guaranteed. Nothing is given. Every day is different, especially at sea.
For people who say they don't like to dance... I don't comprehend. "Dancing" can incite fear in folks and I don't understand why. Maybe it's preconceived notions about what dancing actually is. Movement, of any kind, can be considered dancing. Pretty much everyone moves... swaying to a song or even to the wind I consider [...]
I'm starting this year out soft instead of strong. Yes, I have things that I want to work on this year, like more mindful eating and putting myself and my energy first. I am going to try hard not to lose sight of that, but I want to keep everything realistic and not overwhelming. I [...]
… just wow. I’ve not been so impressed with a novel in a long time. Some of the different perspectives and time hopping left me a little disoriented and confused, but I’ve never been good with books not being more or less linear. Just how my brain is. I would be curious to see if [...]
I cannot believe this year is almost over. What a whirlwind. And if there’s anything I’ve learned it’s that you cannot wait to do what you want to do. No one is coming to save you. Save yourself. And. Getting what you want will always produce new challenges to take your growth to the next [...]
I think I’m slowly recovering from my funk. But I don’t want to overdo it and overwhelm myself. I’m allowing myself alone time and rest. I have trouble enjoying the “now” sometimes, wishing I were farther along in my process. But somehow when I’m at sea that doesn’t seem to be an issue.
To write better and better stories may promote cooperation, gender equality, and the cementing of social bonds. Janet Burroway I’m trying to study the writing process and craft over break. We’ll see how it goes.
So. I thought maybe I was still just exhausted from this semester and then I realized … my melt down today was about scheduling. As it usually is, though sometimes in disguise. I had an opportunity to meet up for lunch with some people. A time wasn’t given. So I showered. Felt rushed. Then the [...]
The last week has been filled with me grading finals papers/projects with next to no energy. The second to last final I graded really moved me. It was for my Human Sexuality course and the student presented on intimacy during hospice care, as she is a hospice worker. She emphasized how hospice isn't just for [...]
Even though I've intuitively known this... going through it my self has made it that much more real, and interesting. To heal from relational trauma, you have to grieve. May seem like, well, d'uh. But you might not realize all you have to grieve. It's not just a recent relationship. It's what you didn't get [...]