Mindfulness To Me In 2019

What is Mindfulness? First, we should address the fact that "mindfulness" isn't a new concept. Whether you realize it or not, you've practiced it at some point in your life. Psychologists, religious leaders, personal gurus, and your hippie neighbor next-door have been spouting the benefits of mindfulness for millennia. Mindfulness goes by many names: awareness, … Continue reading Mindfulness To Me In 2019

Recording The Questions That Cross My Mind

I carry a journal with me almost everywhere I go, and I write in it daily.  I don't just use it to record what's happened to me that day, or what's on my mind; I use it to write anything and everything. One thing I really love to write in my journals are topic ideas, … Continue reading Recording The Questions That Cross My Mind

Old Job, New Job

As some of you know, I have been looking for new employment over the last few months. I am graduating and spring, and want to get a head-start on my post-college career. On Monday, I was offered a job at a company and I gladly accepted. As many of you know, there are a lot … Continue reading Old Job, New Job

A Day In Life

One person's great day is another person's terrible one. I don't just mean this as an "the world is what you make it" sort of deal, though that is true. I just mean that the world keeps turning bring different experiences to every person on Earth. Everyone is living their own complex lives in which … Continue reading A Day In Life

Completed Journal: February 2019

I'm a writer: a scribbler, a chronicler, a note-taker- whatever you want to call it, it fits. Some people love to write on their computers, tablets, or phones, but I still love old-fashioned paper and ink. I carry around a journal with me almost everywhere I go. There isn't a plan or any organization to … Continue reading Completed Journal: February 2019

January Re-cap: My Goals for 2019

Wow, I haven't posted in awhile. Days flew by so quickly that I haven't even realized how long I was going between posts. Between job applications and a stubborn illness (thanks for sharing your germs, Sis) I've been in a fog of work and illness recovery. Still, I can't say that January was a bad … Continue reading January Re-cap: My Goals for 2019

Observations On a Late Night Drive

-Being inside your car is like being in your own separate world. It's a small, temporary, transitional space. It's even more intimate that someone's home. In a car you go to work, school, date nights, and home. You use it to escape, to come back, to leave and to return. It is how we get … Continue reading Observations On a Late Night Drive

Transition Period: the pre-post-grad job hunt

I know that I've disappeared for a while, but I swear it's been for good reason: I've been on the job hunt. With my college graduation fast approaching, the desire to find and begin a "real job" has intensified to a dizzying degree. While I love my current team at work, and will forever be … Continue reading Transition Period: the pre-post-grad job hunt

Book List 2018

Another year come and gone, so it's time to tally up my book list for the year. Rules: The book must be at least 100 pages (with very few exceptions) to be added to the list. I have to have finished the last page of the book after 12/31/2018. I may have begun the book … Continue reading Book List 2018

My Magic Birthday Comet

If there was ever a time to believe in magic, it would be tonight. Today, I turned 25 years old, and tonight is the night of the Christmas Comet. I've always looked for the mystical and fantastical in small things. Little bits of luck, coincidence, and beauty in the every-day always felt like more. I … Continue reading My Magic Birthday Comet