Pick a topic you want to understand and start studying it. Give yourself a semester of Spanish or biology, sociology, geometry, or American history perhaps? Start without forethought, without know-how or talent. Start with bad ideas. Start begrudgingly and without confidence. Just start. Arrive early so that you have time to look around. Ask yourself … Continue reading Seven November Shifts
Seek boredom. Create space and time for having nothing at all to do, to watch, to listen to. Go someplace where there is no one to talk to. Make time for you and raw reality to become acquainted again. Accept the impermanence of things. Autumn is a time of uncomfortable, undesirable, uncontrollable change. It’s best … Continue reading Seven October Shifts
The ending of a year is always a strange time, but ending this particular year is quite a bittersweet thing. This past year was full of disappointments, death, and shocking setbacks but so many of us learned so much about ourselves and the world around us, and we came together! We grew stronger! And we’ll … Continue reading Currently // December 2017: Nothing Has Changed, but Everything is Different
It’s been a strange month. The weather feels much warmer than it should be, which you would think I’d be excited about considering how depressing I find fall to be, but it’s hard to enjoy when the days are so short. It’s cold and dark when I leave the house, and it’s cold and dark … Continue reading Currently // November 2017: Preparing for New Beginnings
It’s feeling like fall for sure now, both outside, with the clouds and the cold winds, and inside, with my craving for big blankets, hot tea, soups, and cuddling. My temperament has come to match the typical Colorado Autumn, one day sunny and 70 degrees, the next freezing and flurries flying. I’m all over the … Continue reading Currently // October 2017: Autumn is a Second Spring
The last of summer has faded, the leaves are changing, and I feel myself changing too. I’m curling up inside myself, making a place to keep warm and safe before winter moves in. It’s a sad time for me. Summer has always been my favorite season and this time of year is the farthest I … Continue reading September 2017 // Fall Brings Its Own Kind of Warmth
Wow, the end of August really snuck up on me! I went the half the day writing the date on forms and staring at it on my calendar before I realized what it meant, tomorrow is September, and then it took the other half to reflect on everything that happened. This month was a buzzing … Continue reading August 2017 // I Did the Thing!