In a different life, today…

In a different life, today... I might be celebrating 10 years with you perhaps still unaware that unhappiness isn't a necessary part of life ...or love assuming that the highs and lows are a personal fault an "I must have done something wrong" mistaken ideal one you never seemed to concern yourself with or seek [...]

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I need… // I need you… // I need You.

[peace & happy] Life has thrown some upsets my way over the past few months...hell, it's been coming my way for years now. But, as always, the undeserved blessings seem to always outweigh the (unavoidable?) bullshit, at least enough for me to recognize that someOne is looking out for me. Through a lot of thinking-reflection-prayer-conversations, [...]

I can feel it slipping away – or 4 ways I know this is happening and what I plan on doing in order to hold on tightly

I can feel it slipping away – or 4 ways I know this is happening and what I plan on doing in order to hold on tightly Remember that list? You know, the one I made about a week ago? The one about my amazing experience after true disconnection but even truer connection? Well, folks, [...]

8 life lessons learned from a weekend away

8 life lessons learned from a weekend away Story behind this list: this past weekend, I had the amazingly wonderful privilege to spend it growing in my faith, feeding my spirit, and healing my soul…in an unexpectedly exhausting way. I attended my first ACTS retreat followed by being confirmed in my Catholic faith. This post [...]

“living life gets hard to do” – or 525,600 minutes, living, and my limbo

A year. Or 525, 600 if we wanna be dramatic (according to Rent anyway -- i've always been fond of how musicals can make life's struggles seem just a tad less...struggle-y). but anywho, that’s how long I have to wait, whether it's measured in daylights or sunsets or anything else. it's too long to figure [...]

that’ll never be me — or surrendering to discomfort.

I’m sitting in a local coffee shop. Finally found one that isn’t Starbucks so my heart flutters a little as it reminds me of my time in Austin. Anyway, I’m sitting here having just finished an early morning yoga session, done out of necessity and randomness and sleepy decisions. I walk out to my car [...]

i needed a day.

i needed a day. so i took one. and i drove. and drove, thinking, i’ll keep driving til the road ends. eventually, surprisingly it did. part of me had been afraid of finding that place filled with brief memories from a day long ago during the drive. the other part of me hoped for it, [...]