From Housework to Hillsides: Take Me Home to the World

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From Housework to Hillsides: Take Me Home to the World

Amidst heated Facebook dialogue, finding a vomit stain set in on my grandmother’s rug, and Swiffering the house as I felt less-than-guilty feline eyes lock on the device that gathers their stray fur biweekly, I suddenly felt the need to run straight out of the door, out of this town and this country, and never look back.

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Ruts and Bolts: Piecing Together That Secret Despair

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Ruts and Bolts: Piecing Together That Secret Despair

There is so much going on all around me that I want to be part of. There are friends I want to spend time with, events I promised myself I would go to, and hours wasted in front of screen after screen, telling myself I will get off the couch in just 5 more minutes.

5 more minutes.
5 more minutes.

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War and Peace, and Water Cannons

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War and Peace, and Water Cannons

Countless gallons of water flooded the crowd of water protectors from two enormous cannons pulled right up to a giant wall of razor wire, lined shoulder to shoulder with riot police. Natives sang and danced in ceremony, praying for their lands, their families, and their future generations as they endured the heavy water in subfreezing temperatures. 

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Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk

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Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk

Today my focus is to relax and to take in the people around me. It's so easy to get caught up giving your own actions all of the attention: Are my opinions out of place? Did I get my story out right? Is there something hanging from nose?

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Those two weeks away were such a roller coaster, so many ups and downs and new information that I'm still processing. I dread not having my shit together before jumping into a blog post, but I've said it before- stories without the rough parts are boring for you and for me.

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I'm Going to Be a Boss Today

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I'm Going to Be a Boss Today

The past two days have been challenging for my ambition. I had all of these plans to keep getting work done and keep checking things off my to-do list before my trip next week. Instead, I had to pry myself off the couch to do the even the simplest of tasks.

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It Never Gets Easier

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It Never Gets Easier

It never gets easier. Every single time is just as terrifying, the same stab in my gut when I realize...I'm venturing away from my home...again! What am I doing to myself?!

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