I'm not a New Year's resolution person. You won't see me making promises to lose weight or learn another language. I prefer to move into the new year with simple intentions that I can incorporate into my life. Here are the two intentions I will carry into 2021 and beyond.
As this year comes to a close, I reflect on the realizations that were birthed from the inner work I've done. Some of these things seem odd or obvious. However, their impact on my life is more apparent.
Hindsight may be 2020 but that doesn't mean we didn't have a few bright spots along the way. Between published works, conquering challenges, and rediscovering pleasures, it's likely that 2020 needed to happen as it did to allow you and I to really take a look at our reality for what it truly is.
One moment, please. I need to get rid of the cobwebs and dust that have settled in the lounge since my unexpected hiatus... About an hour later... So hello, hi. Sorry for the wait. You wouldn't believe the year I had since this blog went dead. I feel like Dr. Frankenstein whenever I resurrect this … Continue reading 16 Months and a Cat Later…
Sun rays barely peeked over the horizon when I awakened to a new day. A steady breeze rustled the leaves of the tree by the bedroom window. Nary a cloud in sight in the foreground of a blue sky. I closed my eyes, taking in the quiet and stillness of the morning for a moment … Continue reading The Art of Existing
It was a sunny day, and I was nearing the end of my fourth month of unemployment. I had two job offers sitting in my email inbox. Anxiety, excitement, bemusement coursed through me. While I loved the time I had for hobbies and freelancing, the prospect of a full-time job was attractive for … Continue reading How to Tame Your Inner Anxious Decision Maker
I woke up in a cold sweat on a warm night. My eyes scanned the room for any perceived threat, my breathing labored. There was only the fan blowing humid air around the bedroom. ‘Why? I thought I dealt with that side of me,’ my thoughts flitted around my mind. ‘I’m not that kind … Continue reading Hello Darkness, My Old Friend
It was a Friday morning when my partner and I decided to shake up our routine. “Let’s go to Boston this weekend.” A single, definitive statement that spurred us into action. The repetitive day-to-day was getting to us. We were irritable, pessimistic, and stressed out. Much of it stemmed from our respective job statuses: him … Continue reading Channeling Your Inner Spontaneity