• Running,  Thoughts

    Determined

    In order to lead the life we want to live, it takes a certain amount of self-worth and determination to make that life possible.  We need to set our own desires at a higher level of importance over our outside influences (job, the weather, family, daylight savings time, friends … even sleep, unless that is one of the things you desire and value) in order to keep moving forward. It’s interesting and amusing to observe, that despite all of the extraordinary life events that have happened throughout this past year of life – people very important passing from this life, others walking out and ending friendships, my first exploration outside…

  • Clothing,  Thoughts

    Searching for Red, Found Sparkle Instead!

    After a long day at work, I took a few minutes to peruse the local mall in search of a red shirt for a dance performance I will be a part of  in about two and a half weeks.  (Yes, I do enjoy social partner dancing, usually West Coast Swing or Blues.  This performance will be a choreographed routine of with six couples; one minute and forty seconds of Nightclub 2-step and West Coast Swing, each).  Much to my surprise, my search was for naught.  I was positive I would find a plethora of red attire this close to the December holidays, but apparently, apparel stores are on a much…

  • Running,  Thoughts

    Obligatory Pursuits

    Understandably, there are times in life when we let our obligations take over.  We have responsibilities to uphold, people depending on us, deadlines to keep, standards for ourselves, and performance reviews for which we maintain our work ethic.  Through these times, we are liable to become bogged down; weighted by the world of responsibility waiting for us to attend and bring to conclusion all that busy-business that gives us our paycheck and keeps the roof over our heads.  We forget to schedule time for ourselves; to make dinner, go dancing, go for a walk, or take a bath.  Simple, every-day easy tasks that help us feel more whole that we…

  • Running,  Thoughts

    Day 11 – Half 22

    I can’t believe I’ve already completed 11 days of running every day.  And I have kept my promise to myself, rain or shine, getting out and getting those two miles underfoot.  The distance seems pretty meager to my mind, as it has been trained to endure 4, 6, 8 mile runs as normal training lengths.  But the constancy… that is what has me spinning! For most of my adult life, I have not been able to commit.  Yes, period.  I can’t commit to a workout routine, my favorite color (yes, I don’t know), a hairstyle, a favorite food, an apartment to live in (my friends and family are laughing right…

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    Preparation

    As I near the start of my first big journey as an adult, I find myself allotting more time for me.  I am allowing time in the morning to practice at least 15 minutes of yoga to help my back feel better.  I am noticing my aches and where I need to stretch and regain motion after the accidents of last year, and I think that with this practice, I can slowly recuperate of my pre-car accident flexibility a little more each day. I am taking vitamins to boost my immune system, which I have been neglecting. I am making lists and checking off tasks as I achieve each one.…

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    Evening Quiet

    As I ready myself for sleep tonight, I have decided to leave my curtains open. Yes, I live in the city, and my neighbors may, possibly, see me sleeping. But I like the light of the city to brighten the room.  I delight in daylight brightening my walls to a golden glow and waking me more naturally than any alarm ever will.  Therefore, I choose light over convention.  Call me a rebel, but from this day forth, I choose to do what pleases me, and do the things to which I commit my words and time.  Because these choices and acts are what make life worth living. So do as…

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    Breathe

    A long silence. Audiences waiting, breath bated… What will her next reprise hold? A dashing line, spoken bold, A gentle word, spun with gold…? Her breath is caught, she starts to sing …and all that wait can hear the ring the treasure found so deep inside that finally, she no longer hides. The song concludes with a final note that rings through the air, and take note, for the girl who finally let open her mouth has learned to let the sound come out with joy and pleasure she now sings for you, in hopes this song will move you, too. Sing out! Good friends, in all you do. In the…