The day after

Four days have passed since my friend’s death and am trying to process through the grief, figure out what “self care” looks like, and find my way through it.  Lest you think I plan on spiraling into a depression and start counting the days that have passed since her death, my plan is figuring out…

Gone from my sight

My apologies for the liberal amount of colorful language in this post —  but it’s warranted. My dear, dear friend died this morning at 10am. Stoicism teaches that we’re all dying the moment we are born, surrendering each moment back over to death after we’ve had a chance to embrace and live out that moment. …

Purpose

This post comes off the heels of some pretty tough news that I was on the receiving end of this last weekend, hearing that a very dear friend of mine’s husband passed away.  But because of the circumstances surrounding his death, I have suspicions that it was aided with excessive alcohol fueled with the hopeless…

Deleting Facebook…again.

I’ve been here before, that moment when I’ve had enough, throw my hands up in the air, and more or less leave Facebook. Well, I’m back. After repeated violations of trust and choices that make privacy advocates cringe (on a good day), I had been teetering on the edge of giving up Facebook and looking…

Get back on your feet, keep trying, and continue strengthening wisdom

After a completely unjarring holiday montage — a week and a half of life-disrupting partying, excessive consumption, and sleep deprivation — it’s time to re-establish some routines.  I fell off the wagon a bit with my journaling, missing a few days this week and neglecting my blog as well.  But there are a few things…

A new day

I don’t even know where to begin with today’s blog post — it’s going to be short and sweet because I have a few other things that I’d like to get done tonight before I head to bed. But it’s one of those occasions that I feel I need to jot down for my own…