Let Me Be Real

I’m going to be honest, here. This blog has always been a way for me to play around with the ideas that run around my head. It is also a place where I practice writing and use all the random pictures that I take on my phone. But, often, I avoid this place. I’ll have…

Adjusting to Home

The plane touches down on the runway, and I’m suddenly home again. This past month in Romania has flown by. As I step off the plane, the romantic in me acknowledges the “crossing space.” It’s like a Venn diagram: I’m stepping through the overlap as my Romania adventure ends and I emerge back into a familiar place. I’m…

Self- Acceptance

  I’m standing at the edge of yet another beginning which, in turn, means that I’m phasing out of an old season. I’m standing in the middle space- the place that is always a bit too quiet and empty. The middle space makes me uncomfortable because it brings me nose to nose with all of those…

Growing Out of Good Things

Sometimes we go back to a place that we know well and find that, although the place is the same, we are not. You can grow out of good things. That is ok. Have you ever found that, when returning to a familiar place, you hardly recognize yourself when you press up against the memories…

.009 The Slow Lane is Ok Too

I’ve been taking a pottery class lately, which is the fulfillment of a little dream of mine that has been percolating for a while. I was going to local artisan shows and galleries and the more pottery I saw, the more I wanted to try it myself. I wanted to cut into the clay and…

“Introvert” Isn’t an Excuse

I’d classify myself as somewhat of an introvert. I’d rather have a small circle of close friends than a crowd of them. I often recharge by being alone. Small talk isn’t my favourite thing. These things comprise my safe zone. However, lately I’ve been wondering if the term “introvert”  can become a cop-out. If I…

Codes

A lot of life is like trying to break a code. We’re all trying to make things fit, trying to make things add up, trying to unhook what works and what doesn’t and assemble our own little theories and philosophies according to personal experience. Sometimes we come across people who blast us with pointed opinions,…