Let us not run from our discomfort into misplaced certainty. Discomfort is a sign of a powerful, profound opportunity, that we cannot afford to squander. In the discomfort of this moment, there is an opening for something beautiful: Change.
We are all absorbing change at a tremendously rapid rate, re-arranging life and trying to figure everything out in the last few weeks. Work, home, school, all changed. Like a flood of water cascading downhill, carving new channels through what we thought was unchangeable granite. This is the time to reach out to anyone who … Continue reading Absorbing change
Do you ever get the feeling that you fell asleep in one universe, and woke up in another? I did, while out walking in our unseasonably warm weather, on this last afternoon of 2013. In the last two years, I've changed nearly everything in my life: work, vocation, where I live, who I live with. … Continue reading When you find yourself in an alternative universe: Fictional Lesson #4
As the year nears conclusion, my contribution to the Writers Vineyard this month is less about resolutions, and more about Resolution. Here's an excerpt, and this week's Project Create: This is not a list. It is not a series of promises to myself to become healthier, thinner, nicer, smarter, more financially savvy, less dependent on … Continue reading This is not a list…
There's something about a new place that is wonderful... and really freakin' annoying. Wonderful to set everything up from scratch, the way you want it to be. And really freakin' annoying to find out all the limitations it has - what, no recycling? Wonderful to break out of all your boring routines. And really freakin' … Continue reading A new place
Transitions. Are. Exhausting. Have you ever seen a car or truck lose its load along a highway? Seen the boxes of things that someone was trying to get from one place to another in some kind of order, now scattered down the roadside, some torn open, contents flung to the weeds and gravel? That's how … Continue reading Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear