fight the flight — or where I’ve been

So according to my WordPress notifications, I started this journey 4 years ago, with ramblings at midnight, taking a leap of faith that included putting myself out there, out here, in the interweb, open to judgment from friends and strangers. For the most part, I think it's worked out. I've gotten to hear from people [...]


Goodbye, Chicago – or on letting go

[letting go & happy] I think it's time to let go. I, like many, have held on to some things that aren't benefiting me or my happy. Mostly, I think it's time to let go of expectations, of what will or could or may never be. I think we'd all be a bit happier if [...]

free-spirited mujer — or on identity crisis.

I think I’ve figured it out. the struggle, I mean. the one that partially led me to disconnect. the one that might require me to do so again. I think I’ve really figured it out. what’s behind the struggle, maybe what contributes to it. Right now, they’re just thoughts, hypotheses untested but seemingly explaining this [...]

“can’t blame a guy for trying” — or a windy city welcome

“can’t blame a guy for trying, a lady as beautiful as you.” Sweet. Very humbling. Never expected. But really, how can you tell when a line is just a line leading to an action or when it’s something more, truthful, felt, meant? Context clues, body language, “something” told me it was just a line. Maybe [...]

“My hopes the wind done scattered” — or happy travels

[Inspiration & happy] I write this 30,000 feet above ground. in my favorite place: amongst the clouds. returning from my 4th trip in this 2012 year. Again returning reinvigorated and reinspired. (I"m noticing a trend here.) By the time I was 17, and having known only Chicago, Durango, Mexico, and the mostly desolate highway that [...]