The past week was one of stark contrasts.Pasts and futures. Sobs and smiles.Saturday marked the culmination of this roller coaster. I began my day at a funeral- saying goodbye to an old friend who unexpectedly left this world; too soon and far too young. I spent the later part of my day surrounded by friends … Continue reading Life in Contrast
I rarely cry. So, when I found myself running out of the Apple Store sobbing, I figured I must be going insane. “It’s finally happened: I’ve lost my mind,” I thought to myself as I ran out into the bustling hallway of the mall. Surrounded by busy shoppers and with my nostrils brutally assaulted by … Continue reading Curtain Call: Bidding farewell to my imaginary audience
Striving for perfection is a pointless race with yourself. Perfection is all about perception; and perceptions are different for everyone. So, what does this mean? It means that there is no such thing as true "perfection." It's make believe. A mirage. The crest of a mountain that none of us can reach while we are … Continue reading The Perception of Perfection
I started this morning with orientation for my new volunteer position and I have to work late tonight to help some students put on a charity ball. Although I love the good work I am beginning and ending this long Saturday with, the afternoon is all mine. A good novel, coffee, some Somoas, and (soon) … Continue reading The sun is up, I’m so happy I could scream…
I put myself on bed rest this Saturday because I have been trying to kick a cold for quite some time now and it got pretty bad this week. Although the initial sleep-in part was nice, I began to go a bit of stir-crazy in my little apartment. I wanted to work out, play outside, … Continue reading The Ultimate Gratitude
Last night I did something I haven't done in years. I came home after a long day at work and, rather than crashing out on my couch and watching TV or reading, I lit some candles, poured a glass of vino, and drew myself a bath. This little Tuesday night pampering session wasn't planned- it just … Continue reading Zen Moments
Sometimes I think the shuffle on my ipod knows exactly what I need to hear. This piece by Her Space Holiday popped on earlier today and, as always, it brought a smile to my face and put a spring in my step. It's definitely not everyone's style, but give it a listen and take in … Continue reading Yes. Everything is Possible.
There are only a few hours left of 2011 and I cannot help but be in awe of how fast another year has flown by. I am ending 2011 on a high note: Fresh off of a Christmas spent with the people I love the most and with plenty to celebrate. One of my sisters/best … Continue reading Cheers to a New Year!
Every once in a while, something can unexpectedly inspire you. Confession: I started this whole blog thing on a whim. I was bored one night and just started writing. Then, for some reason, I decided to share it. I have wondered why ever since… I’ve always loved writing, but I have also always been shy … Continue reading Idiosyncratic Arrangements in Horizontal Lines
So…. to recap: I started a blog. You are currently reading it. After beginning said blog- with grand intentions to write frequently and engage my audience with enlightening musings, witty anecdotes, and examples of how I am living into my ultimate goal of becoming a more well-rounded and ridiculously healthy individual- I proceeded to not … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Cheesy Potatoes