Yesterday, my niece Riley Jo graced us with her presence. When my brother called me, I was definitely one of those “I’m-crying at-work-with-joy-let-me-run-to-the-bathroom-so-no-one-else-sees” kind of people. The emotion and joy that spread through me was surprising. I knew I’d be happy, we’ve been waiting for this child for 9 months but WHOA this kind of … More new life.
I’ve been reading some of my past journals in an attempt to discover who I was during various snapshots of my life. The moments captured in photographs + my journals give a pretty good snapshot of who I was with, what I was feeling, and what my relationships looked like. It’s always quite the activity … More journals
I’ll just say it (and my mom would certainly agree!) I start things and have a really hard time finishing them before moving on to the next. I’ll be going nuts about my disorganization one day, spend the whole night cleaning and then leave it about 80% clean for weeks before I half heartedly finish … More it’s always 80% clean.
today i had the great pleasure of connecting with my friend rori. we became fast friends during our early college years on a mission trip to seattle – pure and absolute ridiculous behavior that bonded us deeply, very deeply. we had just the right mix of laughter (till we peed our pants) and serious, in … More on lifelong friends.
yesterday i was feeling just a little unlike myself. it seemed as though most friends were working or travelling for the weekend but i was still here. i wanted to go to the beach to read and relax and so i went by myself. people say “you were there by yourself?” when i tell them … More because they’re family.
it seems i’m always jotting down to-do lists, all sorts of things i do not want to forget. i’m guessing you do the same. i mean, we’re so obsessed with to-do lists that there are programs devoted to it (Remember the Milk, Evernote etc.). i’ve been thinking lately of how i get so caught up … More my to-stop list
i awoke to the sunrise this morning. my body woke up five minutes before the alarm, anticipating the adventure of crawling out before the rest of the world awakes. i quietly packed up my belongings from the hostel, brushed my teeth, assembled my morning playlist and began the windy drive up the mountain in the … More sunrise.
this week we experienced a gigantic snowstorm, rivaling that of 1978 they say. unfortunately, i was so sick when this storm came that i had little excitement over the possibility or reality of so much snow. i’d normally be skiing and playing and running through this snow, experiencing it all, but not this time. i was stuck … More walking home.
this weekend i just wanted to cook for friends, family, or whoever wanted to eat. I didn’t want it to be some formal invite weeks before event, but more of a call a few hours before type of thing. and it turned out fantastically. around 3 pm i got home and began cooking. no pressure, … More thanksgiving meals…
This post is an entrance to win a trip to Portland for DM’s conference of living a better story. I want to learn to craft my life in such a way that I have stories to tell and share with others, in hopes that in some small way I can influence someone else’s story for … More living a better story…