Full Circle

Full Circle

 

This week I completed my first semester back to school. After a lot of years of believing I was a failure, or that I didn’t have what it took after all, or that I couldn’t, or wouldn’t, I’m here. Back where I started. But this time, I’ve lived through enough to know that everything in that dark, shadowed path had to be thought, and then it had to be proved wrong. I had to recognize each of those fears and feelings, and then I had recognize them as wrong.

Here’s to all A’s.

Here’s to coming full circle, stronger and happier and better.

Here’s to finding ourselves.

Here’s to never quite finding ourselves, because that’s what makes life one big adventure.

2017, you’ve got some pretty big shoes to fill.

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Travelogue: Stone Door in the Fall

Travelogue: Stone Door in the Fall

I love my friend Mary. I'm convinced that the true stuff of life is love, understanding, companionship; it's the sharing of life with others, serving and being served, accepting and being accepted. It's what makes life truly rich, and it can be pretty hard to find. But that is exactly what I've found in my friendship with this woman, and it's just so good.

So when we both had the idea of a hike through nature involving a glorious view (#same), we made it happen.

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Travelogue: Cummins Falls + Rest as a Verb

Travelogue: Cummins Falls + Rest as a Verb

The best conversations are had on a hike.

My friend Hannah, from The Beauty of Process Blog, had an amazing idea to collaborate + hike at the same time, and I jumped at the chance. We decided on Cummins Falls, because it's a waterfall and we'd never been. And it was so worth it.

But the conversation we ended up having was something completely different from the busy, multi-tasking vibe I thought we would have.

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#SlowFashionOctober: Known Origins

#SlowFashionOctober: Known Origins

Every item born has a creator.

This is a concept that I was completely oblivious to a couple years ago. I don't know what I thought happened - clothing fairies who magically turned cotton and wool into blue jeans and sweaters seems as likely a guess as any for how I imagined our clothes came into being. I never even considered that an actual person had to make each and every item I saw on the endless racks in my favorite stores.

I certainly didn't think that those people might not have it so great at their jobs.

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