Month: January 2019

Big Beautiful Breakthroughs

I don’t care much for January, but you guys, this January has been rad. Allow me to explain. After throwing daily tantrums or silent/Ghandi-esque protests about going to school for six months, Truman up and decided to stop doing that and to instead walk into school like the warrior man he is. I mean, granted I did have to bribe…

That Gauzy Curtain

All right, gather round people of the internet. It’s story time. Way back when I was a chubby and opinionated preschooler, I had a friend named Alyssa. She was tall, like me, and had deep brown eyes, also like me. We remained friends through elementary school, before aging into different friend groups in junior high and high school. Four years…

Perceiving

Happy Wednesday. This one is about noticing patterns of spiritual openness, which has been an unexpected gift in the bleakness of January xohttps://segullah.org/daily-special/perceiving/

Winter is Tricky

Ye olde January fugue has descended on me, much like a murky/gloomy inversion (which also literally descended on the valley today, blech). I went from 60 miles per hour post-holidays to <5 mph, and that’s caffeinated. Yikes. I’m stunned at the audacity of winter, and it’s ability to stomp all over my emotional state. *shakes fist at winter* I went…

Books are Life

Shall we chat about books? My reading speed slowed considerably during the end of last semester and the holidays, but I did finish a few books, which I will discuss in no particular order. The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah Hannah also wrote The Nightingale, a hugely successful World War II-era novel set in France, and a book which possibly…

Light

My mom said something in passing recently that has stuck with me. I don’t remember her exact words, but the effect was this: Life isn’t always what we want.  It just isn’t. Sometimes it’s rosy; often it’s raw. It’s an obvious, yet profound sentiment which I have been mulling over through the holidays and now into the new year, including…