I feel like I’m on the verge of some great writing inspiration that I’ve been lacking for so long now that I finally have some time to myself this month. I really hope that is true. And after submitting grades for my four week class hopefully now I’ll be more able to focus on some [...]

I swam for the first time in months

   The gyms have been closed so I swam in a lake at Raccoon Creek State Park and Moraine State Park. I swam two days in a row. The sun was perfect and lifted my spirits. I nearly teared up as I approached the water because I almost couldn't believe I would get to swim [...]

Summer Air

Notice my wave ring. These selfies are actually really important to me. I’m so glad for the sunshine and warm weather. I’ve been so much more conscious of my health and body and less SELF conscious. Even when I did dance and was in the best shape of my life I would never show my [...]

Today I just was not vibing.

Like, at all. I tried to work but couldn’t focus. Lost internet connection and lost some of my work. I tried to record things for my online class that starts in June but kept getting interrupted. I was so unproductive today despite my efforts. Going on my normal walk didn’t even help. Neither did trying [...]

I would have been leaving for Belize today

I’ll get back to seascapes. I have enough photos to last a while. But! I did go hiking today. The weather was so nice and comfortable that I didn’t feel too bad about missing the sea. The sun was on my skin. Warming but not scalding. Not humid. Completely comforting. It is starting to set [...]

“Staycation”

The weather today was so gorgeous and I actually found myself relaxing for the first time in a while. Anyone have inspirational books/life changer book recommendations ? I’m tired of what I read for work and need some more “me” reads. Thanks in advance. Anyway, today was lovely. I spent hours outside lounging in the [...]

Confident

It’s not something that I would normally describe myself as. I do want to memorialize this moment in time. It was before my dissertation defense and I WAS feeling confident. And yes I took off my blazer because I was hot and put it back on before I defended my dissertation via zoom. Lol I [...]

Quarantine Day 24

Man... the days are really starting to blend together for me. While I have been keeping up with working out, getting myself to do work is becoming more of a challenge 😦 I don’t have a lot of creative juicing flowing at the moment and am lacking inspiration, which is so so frustrating to me [...]

Quarantine Day 21

I had such an eerie experience on my walk today. There were no cars, no breeze, and the birds fell silent for a bit. It felt as though time had stopped ... and this sensation of being alone enveloped me briefly. It was like, beyond fear, it was more like this visceral knowing of isolation. [...]

Quarantine Day 19

Sun permeates trees, inviting Spring awakens dormant rootsLet it fill your lungs and spiritWith hope Lazy day today, though I did go on a walk and did a minimal amount of work. Fighting against cabin fever is so much easier when you can go outside and actually feel the sun warming your skin. I was fortunate [...]