After repairing my bookshelf, I unpacked books and found this one: With a vague memory that Funke had given it to me. Now I remember she wanted to get together before I moved to Korea the following week. Reading her words, all the love and kindness Funke shared comes rushing back, and I miss her … Continue reading And I miss her.
Take 2 on people I want to love and know well in 2018. I left a lot of people off of this list whom I would like to see in 2018 and stay in touch with, but realistically, I want to focus on fewer people, friends and family I love and learn from when I … Continue reading Whom do you love?
Tonight, I think a man at the Itron party wanted to talk to me, and I didn't realize until later. Blake and I were on the upper level hanging out with a few party crashers from Mars (the M&M maker) and a man who had Happy Birthday sung to him earlier. The birthday boy asked … Continue reading Singing our hearts out in San Antonio
I just had a wonderful exchange with a guy friend from my Friday night group. It made me think how lucky I am to have the friends I have and know some of the people I know. I want to be intentional about nurturing relationships with people I love and getting to know people I … Continue reading Who do you love? Intentionally building relationships in 2018
I have to say I am so grateful to have met these wonderful women from my Friday night group. Although I know I am a broken record kvetching about how I feel stuck, these compassionate women listen and offer gentle advice. One of my friends reminded me that the core of all of these issues … Continue reading How do you get over abandonment?
My friend Wendy asked me. I know. I have ideas. Make a change. Talk. Have a conversation I have been avoiding. Do. something. I feel stuck again and not sure how to get unstuck. I want quiet space and time to articulate what I want in my life and what to do with this precious … Continue reading Do you know what to do to get unstuck?
Here is my daily, self-care plan for 2018. When I take time to do these things, I feel like I am loving myself, even if it is something as simple as reading for an hour. When I practice self care, I feel more more confident, which helps me make better decisions and make decisions overall. … Continue reading Daily self-care
I swear whatever you want to do to your house--there is a post for it on the interwebs. Fueled by Sicilian wine, Sam Cooke, and unreasonable intolerance for my period-inappropriate, crown molding, my Friday evening looks thus: My house was built in 1923, perhaps updated in 1960, is less than 800 sq. ft, and has … Continue reading DIY take 2 – removing ceiling crown molding
I thought I would be able to clarify my values in one night. I have been wanting to sit down with a quiet, calm mind for a few weeks now to think about what is important to me in my life to get unstuck and more proactive. In fact, getting to know myself and my … Continue reading What are my values?
This is from a weekly CoDA newsletter and feels relevant today at the start of 2018: Everything you want is on the other side of Fear ... FEAR = Forgetting Everything is All Right FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real FEAR = Face Everything And Rise FEAR = Feel anxiety and Recover (refuse to be … Continue reading F.E.A.R.