I’m working at my former high school for four months. I’m teaching all of these humans in the same desks I once sat in, fifteen years earlier. Doing so ruffles up bits of memory not visited in years. Walking those halls in a different role conjures up endless thought. First, a list. Things I did […]
Dear 31, Your predecessor haunted me. It followed me for months: 3-0 three oh 30 thirty. It screamed at me from writing homework – reflections and recollections and every single unanswered everything in my real life or fake life or would-be life or could-be life or should-be life or might-be life; it deafened me to […]
Scotland, 2013: I rarely walked down Balcarres Street in the daylight. The number 23 bus took me directly to my Edinburgh flat. The night buses dropped me off on Morningside Road, a main thoroughfare, though still shuttered and empty after nightfall (save a few pubs). The 10 minute walk from Morningside Road was dark and […]
Infinite possibilities stood before me. I could do anything. Life was amazing. It didn’t matter how a messy life existed back in Moorhead. In that moment, all was clear.
As I drove home after dropping my father off at his house after our week’s vacation, I was singing along to the radio and felt so happy, tears sprang to my eyes and I thought ‘Wow, I’m crying tears of happiness!’ I came home and relaxed in bed, reveling in the week of joy from […]
You deserve to be loved, by others and yourself. You are worthy of that love. And if you aren’t finding that love in your current circumstance, you can change that. As I learned in mindfulness- we cannot control what happens to us but we can control our own actions. Our freedom lies in the space […]