Blog, Self Discovery

Chapters

A large, ‘new-from-freecycle’ desk stretches in front of me. Incessant cheeping from a baby goldfinch just outside the window makes me smile. That little dude sure is hungry. I peek out, watching the parent bird resolutely ignoring the shrill demands, trying instead to eat their fill of niger seed before bestowing any more attention on… Read More Chapters

Blog, Mental Health, Self Discovery

Begin

It’s hard to begin afresh when you’ve been still for so long. Still physically, still mentally, still spiritually. A pond with no movement leads to brackish, brown water. Overgrown with weeds, surface reflecting a sad, tired, sheen. Awakening from a sleep, coming around from inactivity, closing the book on that chapter of silence. It’s hard… Read More Begin

Blog, Self Discovery

Authenticity

Authenticity.  I’ve spent this year learning. Not book learning, but the sort of learning that can only come from crashing and burning, from reaching out for help, from finally understanding yourself in a deeper way. The things I’ve discovered call for time. For weighing up, for research, evaluation. For bravery and for determination. This year… Read More Authenticity

Blog

The Twilight Zone

  The Twilight Zone. This year has been a weird one. A bit of a twilight zone, of almost a direction, sometimes just almost some things, sometimes just faint hints of others.  Attempting to buy nothing, becoming flat broke anyway, and dealing with some lingering remnants from previous stressful times left me drained but triumphant,… Read More The Twilight Zone