In response to "But, What About Me?" I'm a little late in writing this post - I meant to do it the first week of May. I've been busy, but I've also been putting it off. My excuse would be that I was trying to process the last month so that I could write a … Continue reading I Made It All About Me
This is mostly a personal post documenting my daily challenge from my "What About Me?" Post. 30 Days of Knitting Day 1 kind of sucked. I started out strong from the night before, until I went to try the purl stitch (which looked so simple) and kept twisting and adding on stitches. Agh Until hours … Continue reading Knitting To Cast Off
I'm always struck by how much it seems people put on an act for others. The masks and costumes we carefully put ourselves in every single day to impress the people around us. Makeup, plastic surgery, designer fashion, and the list continues. Yet, we crave authenticity. We desire clarity and are always searching for the … Continue reading Impressive Impressions
Isolation whether self-imposed or out of necessity is lonely. I'm a lonely person, but not a loner, and sometimes the loneliness is hard. I know that doesn't make sense except to say that I don't mind being alone. I'm usually rather introverted and reserved, so being alone is not a problem. Rather, it's the loneliness … Continue reading Isolation
"Don't compare yourself to others" is the sagely piece of advice passed from generation. "Be the best you you can be and don't worry about the rest," because that's all anyone can expect..."Life is not a competition..." but isn't it? How is it that we keep saying don't compare yourself to others when our entire … Continue reading On The Average
I remember one day my mom pulled out a small ball of pink yarn and some little, blue plastic knitting needles. I'm sure she showed me a stitch or two, but I never remembered what she said, and I never tried it myself. The needles sat there simply collecting dust because I was afraid. That … Continue reading Knitting In The First Stitches
"The biggest commitment you must keep, is your commitment to yourself." -Neale Donald Walsch "Self - care is not selfish or self-indulgent. We cannot nurture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give from our surplus, our abundance." -Jennifer Louden Commitment issues is a … Continue reading But, What About Me?
As an expat, one of the first questions usually asked and answered is, "How did you end up here?" It's a question I myself have answered many times; but thinking about life lately I realize I've been giving the short answer instead of the whole story. It seem like it's only now, two and a … Continue reading How I Ended Up Here
The lioness stalks her prey. Slowly but surely, eyes locked on target until the right moment. Then, she springs into action, muscles pumping as she leaps and takes hold of the flank dragging it down... The birds lounge casually, leisurely looking for insects and scraps in the sand when suddenly a large eagle swoops down... … Continue reading Human Planet or Animal Planet?
How are you enjoying being a mom? It's such a strange question to ask because it requires such a complicated response, but no one is really asking for a genuine answer. So, I smile and say it's been an adjustment, but it's great. And that's all true except for the fact that it's not as … Continue reading How I Survive Motherhood