picture of memo


I wish my back would learn That it's okay not to hurt.

picture of girl behind prison bars and wall of glass

Prison Bars and Walls of Glass

Finding hope within a limited scope.

picture of peacock, something to prove

Something to Prove

Motivations behind our decisions and life choices.

black hole, void, perfection, busyness

Black Holes – Busyness and Perfection

Perfection For most - if not all - of my life, I've been a perfectionist. And there have been times when that's come in handy. Like in coding, learning (but not performing on) the piano, and working at a medical imaging facility. However, my perfectionism has also led me to waste much of my time on …

Continue reading Black Holes – Busyness and Perfection

mountain climbing - perseverance, diligence, motivation, keep trying

Feeling Dizzy?

Why is it that I always learn more poorly when preoccupied with the awareness of overarching, long-term, daunting, seemingly unreachable goals? Why does this awareness impair my ability to retain information and learn efficiently in the short term? It's as if I'm climbing a mountain or a steep cliff. Looking up at the top - …

Continue reading Feeling Dizzy?

Control, blame, and domains of influence. #Stoic #philosophy #blame #perception #emotion #opinion #judgment #perspective #reflections #popularity #approval

Control and Blame

Recently, a friend of mine was very good to remind me that several matters about which I was concerned were/are beyond my control, an observation for which I am grateful. I've been realizing lately just how many of my fears center around matters I can't control. If this is the case, then why do I …

Continue reading Control and Blame

more than meets the eye - lens, filter, distortion, objectivity, bias, clarity, perception

More Than Meets the Eye

Peeling back the layers.

things I'm thankful for - birds and music notes on power line

Things I’m Thankful For

So far, this month has been kinda rough. But it's also been sprinkled generously throughout with beauty, encouragement, and hope.

2018 new beginnings represented by winding road

Hello, 2018!

I am so excited about this year!! Mostly, because a new year is symbolic to me of new beginnings. And 2017 wasn't exactly the easiest year ever.

Approaching the end of a hallway - resembling end of old year - and nearing a corner - resembling the transition to a New Year

Goodbye, 2017

You will be remembered fondly, but not missed.