What does it mean to be a woman in the U.S. now compared to ninety years ago? I just finished a compelling book that made me consider this, and look at my own life through a different lens. Yes, we still have many challenges and a long way to go to equality and some semblance … Continue reading Being a Woman, Then and Now
Are you struggling with the new reality that is quarantine life? Has the isolation and lack of freedom to see who you want to see and do what you want to do been getting to you? Everyone’s situation is different, but I think we can all agree that it has affected us in one way … Continue reading 5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Sane During Quarantine
Have you ever had a dream come true? The other day, I had a strange inkling to go through my childhood things. In my old room there were several boxes of books, toys, and a random assortment of items that upon seeing them, brought a sweeping wave of nostalgia. Most prominently among my things I … Continue reading What If Dreams Come True?
Bitterness, anger. Two people, once friends. Resentment, fury. Unseen sparks fly, without words. Eyes meet and narrow. Fists clench, a challenge. The silence is deafening. One turns away, And it’s over before it began.
Write me into the sky, she said, Bury me in the clouds. Keep my soul safe from the Earth, And its monsters who bring me down. Sing me into the stars, she said, Please don’t let me fade, Paint me onto the canvas of the moon, And I’ll never die away.
Music is playing in my head, like a theme song. I know I’m awake but not alive. Listening but not hearing. Memories flow like a stream of water down my face, Like laughter. Like tears. People talk to me; do I hear them? Do I even know I’m alive? I remember the swing when I … Continue reading Living in the Moment Now
Once upon a time, I was going to go to law school. But… then I turned around and moved to Hawaii instead. At the time, I didn’t realize why I was doing what I was doing. I just knew that it was time for a change, time to leave, and time to have the chance … Continue reading Pipe Dreams of Prestige
It creeps in again, quietly, sneakily; eager to ride on your shoulders. No matter how often you have told yourself you’re smart, you’re strong, and you can do it, it doesn’t matter. Self-doubt is still there, riding along without invitation. Maybe this doesn’t happen to everyone. Maybe for some people, they manage to get rid … Continue reading Slaying the Dragon of Self-Doubt
Hold my hand, I said, And the world in all its greatness, Mistook my plea For an open invitation. Help me up, I said, And my path was suddenly there, Laid out at my humble feet. Every stone in place, The finish line was specific And daunting. There were no cracks nor curves, But in … Continue reading No Right Answer
Isolation. Lack of purpose. Boredom. Laziness. Loneliness. Stir-craziness. During this unprecedented time, I am sure we have all felt some combination of these things. I don’t know about everyone else, but for me personally it has been difficult not to get sucked into gloominess and wallowing. Just before this all happened and … Continue reading Do With It What You Will