Step. Breath. Step. Breath. Pause…. Step. I had come to hike the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu. As an archaeologist, I was fulfilling a dream I had since first learning about the ancient city in middle school. Instead of living out a dream, I confronted my reality. The air is thin. (And so is … More Musical Inspiration: To climb a mountain pass
The night is dark and full of restlessness. We’ve survived a week of time shift in the United States, falling back one hour into standard time. The mornings are better. daylight starts to blink on within the 6 o’clock hour. The evenings are brutal. I come home in a darkness that feels like it should … More Seasonal Affects
Thinking about the last 24 hours gives me a warm feeling of personal fulfillment realized. I’m slowly reclaiming unstructured time for myself and rediscovering how my creativity thrives. I started this post nearly two years ago when I read an article about how busyness impedes creativity. That alone should tell you something. There is always … More Cultivating Creativity
I wrote this post a year ago, on January 23, 2018 and never published. I was at work, checking Twitter (like one does) when I saw a friend retweeting a post from neil gaiman about Ursula K. Le Guin’s death. (I wrote passing, but as she’s not one to mince words, why should I?) She … More An Icon.
Marie Kondo inspired me to Tidy Up my sewing room. I think it might actually stick this time! … More Marie Kondo meets my sewing space
Between the personal upheaval of 2016 and the political uneasiness of 2017, it feels like an eternity since I lost myself in a novel. (The last one I devoured was Catacomb the third novel in a trilogy by Madeleine Roux.) Instead of fiction, I’ve been glued to breaking news updates on my phone and introspective … More Surrendering to a story
I grew up with the understanding that I would choose a major in college and that would be the career path I would follow for the rest of my life. Technology and the 2007 Great Recession changed that worldview. I’ve reinvented myself at least three times so far in my career. The reinventions that took … More Learning New Things & Teaching Myself