A Little Less Seriously

So here I am trying to figure out my life, where I'm going, what I want my life to look like, who I am other than my job, etc, etc. etc. There's a global pandemic feeding an economic crisis, all while political strife rages on. With all this, what is that just made me lose... Continue Reading →

Becoming Home

I returned to my home state of Colorado a year and a half ago. Now, it's a matter of making it feel more like home. I was away for over 30 years, so a lot has changed - except me. I came home to the troubled teen who aged out of foster care, but I... Continue Reading →

A Choice

I thought I walked away from my dreams when I gave up teaching in higher education. I was stuck in the world of being an adjunct with no prospects of being granted anything more especially in the field I worked in which was ESL. I blamed myself for a long time. I thought it was... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Republicans

So you lost a presidential election and believe that it was stolen. Do you honestly think you’re the only ones who have ever felt that way? Really? What about the 2000 election where then Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, led the state to stop counting votes; it wouldn’t have gone well for his brother. Then in... Continue Reading →

Encounters that Change My Life

I met someone the Saturday after my 18th birthday who changed my life. Though we spent the night together, I never saw him again. It was a pivotal time of my life and I've yet to be able to completely let him go. I've still felt his presence although I no longer believe he is... Continue Reading →

A Bittersweet Parting

Ember chilling at home. Right before I left Oregon to move back to Colorado, things got really bad for me. I was broke, but the money I was waiting on to move hadn't come in yet. I asked for help in a FB group for a spiritual center I went to. A couple responded and... Continue Reading →

An Emotional Week

This week's transition of power from the fake administration to President Biden's has been incredibly emotional. I cried with the ceremony honoring those who have died of Covid. I wasn't able to watch much of the inauguration because I was working. With that emotional release of the night before as people's grief was acknowledged, the... Continue Reading →

Sweet Comforting Rain

Afternoon thunder awakens me. I'm still here. I pause to listen. The rumble fades. Drawn outside, I inhale the clean air as it begins to rain - again. Bare feet to the earth. Face to the sky. Arms stretched out.Rain dances with my tears. I breathe.I am alive. I am alive.I am alive.Life is sweet.

What Happened to My Home?

A lot of my healing journey needs to be physical. Most of my adult life, I've struggled with obesity. I"m still far too close to my top weight which I am horrified at. I feel bloated and stiff. My old tricks don't seem to work any more. Well, I am in my 50's. I don't... Continue Reading →

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