Something I've been working on for the past *mumble* years is calming down, softening, and just generally chilling out. My emotions come fast and loose and when emotional I don't hold back. It has led me to say and do some things that I have regretted, hurtful things or things that when looked back upon … Continue reading Feelings and Lessons from Dogs
I am a decisive person. I like to make my decision and stick with it. I'm not much for looking back with regret or wondering about how things might have been different (at least not in an emotional way - sometimes for a thought experiment I think about how my life might be different if … Continue reading Like A Girl
At the beginning of the month I had what I’m referring to as a breakdown. My version of a “breakdown” is characterized by an overwhelming and all consuming feeling of failure. Seemingly triggered by nothing in particular (although I’m suspecting pre-menstrual hormones might have something to do with the timing) I will start getting insecure … Continue reading I am not a failure
A friend of mine recently discovered she is pregnant. On the day she found out for sure, she cried. She was bummed. And then, because she is a human woman, she felt guilty for not feeling how she thought she should feel. This baby, this little peanut growing inside of her now, was not planned. … Continue reading Your life, your feelings
In college I was in a gospel choir called OneVoice. (Brian Johnson from this past season of The Voice was also in that choir which means I've sang with someone who's sung for Adam Lavine.) OneVoice was a no-tryouts, no-sheet-music choir that met twice a week to practice and performed in local churches and our university's … Continue reading Here’s how Fred is making me more like Jesus
This week was a roller coaster, complete with the lowest lows and some pretty high highs. I said a very tearful goodbye to my best (cat) friend, filled my time with friends to keep the sadness away, started apartment hunting with (one of) my best (human) friend(s), picked up a ton of free books, and had some … Continue reading Check this out!
Today I pulled out a pair of pants that I hadn't worn since I got back from the States in August. They smell like liquid laundry detergent and dryer sheets and the laundry mat in Indianapolis where they were last washed. They have little drops of white paint splattered on the thighs from one of … Continue reading Here’s the thing about both/ands