Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. - I think we've all heard that before. I don't really know what it means, though, because how can you feel pain and not suffer? When people want to know what depression feels like, I find myself oversimplifying it for 2 reasons. 1) If they really care they'll keep asking … Continue reading Igniting Darkness.
Last week, I was consumed by the book I'd been reading. It had taken me a few days to read the first 100 pages, but then all at once it swallowed me. In every good book, there's a point of no return where the story doesn't just entertain you, it devours you. In the book … Continue reading Book Review: Eligible
The beginning of a new month has always been a bit of a landmark for me. Those of you who know me, or follow my blog, know I'm big on goal setting and that I'm working hard to figure out monthly budgets and patterns. I used to have a friend who woke up on every … Continue reading Goodness, I’m Grateful.
Last week I wrote about what it might be like to quit my 9-5 and work somewhere simple, like the little coffee shop I frequent. I love the work I do, and the people I get to do it with, but I often look for and dream of ways my life could be simpler. While … Continue reading Reality Check
On my way to work this morning, I stopped at the Island Bean Coffee Company. It's a small coffee shop right around the corner from my house that has become part of my weekday routine. Their coffee is the best I've had - with perhaps the one exception of Farm Coffee - and the girls … Continue reading Finding Authenticity
Sunday morning, around 2:00 AM, the deadliest mass shooting in American history took place. 49 people were killed in an Orlando night club, a gay night club. It is horrible, the violence we are all subject to, the realities of the world we live in. What's been remarkably difficult, is the amount of turmoil this … Continue reading Love & Hate
To say that things have changed for me in the last month, would be the worlds greatest understatement. This month we moved to Pittsburgh from Atlanta, a change I was extremely excited for and one that has proven to be a great success. We left an 800 sqft apartment in Buckhead and moved to a … Continue reading June: Setting 3 Goals
Day 8 Prompt: Street Talking If your street could talk to you, what would it say? Look around at the street you live on. Up and down, start to end. (Or block to block, if it's a long street.) What does it see, witness, and experience every day? What are the rhythms of the street … Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 8
Day 7 Prompt: Objectify Look around you, at your immediate surroundings. Pick an object. Personify (become) this object and write a story from the perspective of the object. What is it thinking, feeling, and contemplating each day? What does it spend the day doing? Good morning, Tuesday! I've been waiting all night with things … Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 7
This is now a 30 Day Challenge! Day 5 Prompt: Adrenaline Rush When was the last time you felt an adrenaline rush? What did you do? What did you feel? How did time change? What was the thing that prompted the adrenaline rush? I'm not typically a thrill-seeking person. My blood starts pumping when … Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 5