Uncertainty is temporary, as all things are. But the sea remains. And the avenues forward will become clear again. I want to preface this post with saying that I am not in any way trying to make light of the current COVID19 situation. It's terrifying. It's unprecedented. One person dying from it is too many. [...]
If you never got a chance to do or say something you wanted to ... do it now. If you’re still breathing, it’s not too late. For me, that’s being honest. Honoring my truth. Expressing myself freely through art and fashion.
Do you ever have one of those angry days when you are doing work in a public place like a coffee shop and you overhear conversations that just make you angry? It's not even offensive conversation. It's the fact that it's so inoffensive that bothers you. Like what would compel people to talk about such [...]
No seascape Saturday this week. Though, I guess the ocean and its cycles do mirror life and its cycles. Death can seem so heavy, though I guess it doesn’t always have to be. It often serves as a glaring reminder of how finite this phase of life is and that you should make it a [...]
Sometimes the sea is crystal clear And it's easy to be aware of the beauty around you. When it's murky And all the sand is kicked up from the turmoil that storms bring It can be harder to trust that beauty, peace, and presence Are still possible. But remember, the sea cleanses itself And [...]
Then I don't want to be around you. Because that's generally not me... usually I'm able to share joy with people, but it's snowing outside and even though I started off my day well-rested and I was super productive in terms of writing today... I'm just off and not feeling it. Hopefully swimming laps will [...]
This is the first time in forever I feel like I’m awake and intentional. I’ve never been so excited for spring. It has become more and more apparent what is the real me versus what is trauma response. Nothing has been more freeing.
I read something today on a neurodivergent blog I follow/write for. It said that people with autism, particularly women, have spiritual experiences and intuitive abilities. I've always sort of felt this way, though I'm not sure if the autism label fits for me. I don't feel like labels matter... but experiences do. If you've been [...]
I tend to write about mental health, struggles, coping ... all of which I am passionate about. However, on Wednesday of this week I beheld two beautiful incidents in a coffee shop that made me really pause. These brief moments of human kindness and connection really helped restore something within me that's fights cynicism. It's [...]
That I'm at a loss for words, but even if I just bulletted everything that happened today for you as well as my thoughts...I'm not sure it would adequately convey everything. I think the best way to describe it is just a resignation to this old familiar unhealthy pattern I've been in with a few [...]