Posts Tagged ‘journal’

simplify

12Aug12

i want to simplify my life. i want to drink my coffee black. i want to have a pair of shoes that goes with everything. i want a haircut that is wash and go. our society has become too full of stress. it has been too busy, people rushing to get nowhere. i want to […]


halfway between the gutter and the stars is one of my favorite blogs to read. it is inspirational to me to read the blog of someone who is trying to recover, and who is actually honest about it. if you consider tourself reasonably unaffected by triggers, i think you should stop by. they nominated me […]


fear to stand

23Jul12

you are in the break room, and you hear people whispering about billy the fugitive. they whisper aout how mean he is, how dangerous, and all you can think about is softball. how he helped you ride a bike. how funny he was when he wasn’t pulling your hair. billy is your brother, and despite […]


fifteen

19Jul12

it’s only fifteen minutes. i have a new mantra. what do you do during your day? work, school, and sleep take up so much of mine. busy parents have to make dinner, run kids to soccer practice, put them in the bath, and to bed, there seems to be no time to breathe, and many […]


20 before 21

15Jul12

i think most bloggers have seen this idea around, and think it’s a great one. there is nothing like a push, a plunge, accountability, published records of dreams. i kept mine realistic, even, of small changes to make a big difference in the course of a year. 1) submit manuscript to agents 2) start saving […]


sometimes, i wonder how at all i turned out like i did. my dad is a physicist with aspergers syndrome, and my mom is absorbed in keeping up with the joneses and appearances. enter me, who wears off-beat clothing, has wildly different opinions on some political/religious things, and who surrounds herself in culture. my parents […]


in the moment

06Jul12

going on vacation next week. going shopping tomorrow. company coming saturday. too often, we find ourselves looking forward to something. nothing is wrong with expectation, but when we look too much into the future, we forget to live in the moment. in the moment. right now, there might be someone in the room with you, […]