…is an essay I wrote some time ago that has re-emerged and been published in The Griffin Literary Journal. Click here and flip to page 51 for the moving adventure.
I have found that while these feelings are uncomfortable, accepting those unfavorable feelings gives me clarity. But I always try to skip steps. … More Skip the Pain
“True ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the profound desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.” -Bill W. I just ended a 7-year relationship with a doctoral program. At the beginning of this year, I received the most amazing news. The dissertation research project that … More I Just Ended a 7 Year Relationship
“Remember, the two-legged and the four-legged are made by the same creator. We are relatives.” -Cloud Dancing (from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) “No creature is undeserving of love. God reminds us of that.” –Today’s Gift from Hazelden It had been a long week. For various reasons, I was feeling especially lonely and disconnected. That’s kind … More Cat and Mouse
“When I can envision a better existence, I can embrace uncertainty with courage.” -Rokelle Lerner This quote stood out to me the other day as I was on my commute. When I saw the word “uncertainty,” I became instantly reflective about a post I wrote in September called “Uncertainty.” In that post, I talked about … More Uncertainty and Courage
Today, I felt compelled to post this poem by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945) because I always come back to it when I am struggling with understanding life as a whole. I’ve put the parts that really speak to me in bold. Enjoy! Visit Desiderata (Latin: desired things) for more info on the poem itself. Go placidly amid … More Desiderata
“Very often, healing is achieved through the act of expressing pain.” -Rokelle Lerner Last weekend my best friend dragged me to a wedding. I say that she dragged me because when she first told me that she was coming into town, she wanted to know if I was available to go out for some free … More A Painful Wedding