Priorities

Often goals, priorities and focus are relegated to a New Years resolution, a spring cleaning. The truth is that we make time for what matters and what matters makes more time for us. When I start my day focusing on truth and putting life into a directed perspective, I find that the time is freer.Continue reading “Priorities”

Determined to feel alive

If I am going to keep hanging in the balance of waiting for my perfect future and being open to growth and change, I might as well be in a good relationship with myself. Essentially, I have a four year time frame to make some big changes. Four years left in current wonderful apartment, fourContinue reading “Determined to feel alive”

Eventually

Hello dearest friends and strangers, I have once again spent more than my usual time away from you this week. It’s been difficult to have motivation or inspiration. Yesterday, I accomplished a massive amount of cleaning and was expecting to feel happy and pleased with myself but instead, sunk into a gloom that I couldContinue reading “Eventually”

A peek over my shoulder

Hello strangers and friends! Apologies for my late posting this week. I have, in fact, been writing! It just happens to be non-blog content. I work on the same story during the same season each year and this year I have made so much more progress than in the last ones. Still no defined plotContinue reading “A peek over my shoulder”

Beautiful and Tumultuous

The wind is making the trees dance in the setting sun. Spinning seeds find their way to me from an empty sky It is not quiet, yet it is peaceful. When this type of breeze makes my hair caress my arms and strands cross my face, I feel as if I must be important, strong.Continue reading “Beautiful and Tumultuous”

Toast

The rain patters quietly outside of her open window, punctuated by a car alarm honking forlornly in the distance. Placing her hands on either side of her mug, the warmth seeps into her fingers and she breathes in, herbal cadence blending with fresh rain smell. It had been a long day, discouraging but she couldn’tContinue reading “Toast”

The Dream

Though my dreams and aspirations have become somewhat fuzzy these days, I realized that a core desire still remains. My “what do you want to be when you grow up” answer has ranged from being a mother, to being an event coordinator, to being an author, to teaching English in Japan. Realizing that I currentlyContinue reading “The Dream”

Dealing with Death Daily

Maybe people don’t realize The impact to my already cracked heart Even the mention of another human’s passing Can lend Spider vein fractures on the vessel that is me What will cause Kintsugi Precious pain not hidden, highlighted Empathy interlaced like gold Potters hands still hold Us I was forced to think about loss ofContinue reading “Dealing with Death Daily”

Fear and Fantasy

There’s a storm brewing. I can feel it in the air as I right my toppled zucchini plant. It’s warm, windy, and the wildness creeps into my bones. I want to be wild and free like the flying leaves; soak up the adrenaline and be at fiery peace. Tomorrow, my favorite weekend escape opens. IContinue reading “Fear and Fantasy”

Ordinary Peace

Getting last minute approval to leave your windowless office job early on a Friday feels oh so lovely, like you’re getting away with something as you step into the sun, removing your facemask.I’m sitting on the slab of cement cherished as my patio. Partially shaded, but with the warmth soaking into my legs from theContinue reading “Ordinary Peace”