Every year around the 27th of January, I think about grief, mostly because it’s an anniversary of the death of a friend, and every year, my little community who remembers her reflects and expresses our grief in varying ways. Strangely, today I’ve found a different way to think about grief. This is a weird postContinue reading “Grief”

Week 4 – Ready, go!

Well hello there everyone!  I haven’t blathered on about my job situation in a while…exactly three weeks, to be precise. Lord, has it only been three weeks?  It feels longer. So, what’s new, you might ask?  Not much.  I’m still without a full-time job.  I’m still searching for the perfect non-office workspace (today I’m atContinue reading “Week 4 – Ready, go!”

Day One

A year ago today, I was in Seattle with my brother.  We were probably at the Pike Place Market goggling at the flowers and produce.  It was cool and grey, a welcome respite from the insufferable Arkansas heat and humidity.  In a few days, my friend Jenn would arrive and we’d travel to Portland andContinue reading “Day One”

Whom do you envy?

It seems like every conversation I have these days inevitably includes some variation of “So, what’s next for you?” When I say I don’t know, the follow up is obvious: “Well, what do you want to do?” That’s the interesting question, and I’m still figuring it out.  It’s a bit like a wrestling match inContinue reading “Whom do you envy?”

Lunchtime Lament: After the leap

I’ve done a pretty good job of staying positive amid all the changes in my life recently. But today, I’ve gotta confess, my stomach is a ball of anxious.  The problem with leaping into the unknown is that a good portion of the journey involves flying through the air without a net, (that’s a metaphorContinue reading “Lunchtime Lament: After the leap”