Slowing Down as a Form of Self-Care

I don't know what to write about this week. I have many options but trying to form a cohesive thought about any of them seems too tedious. Instead, I think I'll write about remaining calm in uncertain moments.I'm not panicking about COVID-19. I'm taking the responsible measures to protect myself (i.e. washing hands, using hand … Continue reading Slowing Down as a Form of Self-Care

Striving to Thrive

I am so close to finishing the first draft of the first novel I've had the courage to write. At a little over 94,000 words, I see the end in sight. I only have a few more scenes to write and, at times, it has been sluggish but mostly I've been enjoying the process. I've … Continue reading Striving to Thrive

stand out in the crowd

i don't know what it's like to not be different. i do know what it's like to try to conform and comply. as children we learn that to be different is synonymous with inferior. the lucky ones among us are raised to see that our differences empower us. the unlucky ones try to conform but … Continue reading stand out in the crowd

Embracing Change as I Grow

Tomorrow is my birthday. I turn 34. I must say, I don't feel like an adult. Or, rather, I don't feel like I thought an adult would feel. I still have insecurities. I still have doubts. I still have no idea what I'm doing with my life. I count myself lucky because I know I'm … Continue reading Embracing Change as I Grow

Creating Meaning or Thoughts on Purpose

Can you feel it in the air? It's palpable. We are not only approaching the end of another year but the end of another decade. I've seen it on Facebook and Instagram, friends and those I follow posting images of themselves in 2009 and 2019—letting us all know how much they've changed (or stayed the … Continue reading Creating Meaning or Thoughts on Purpose