Floating in the Infinite

            A long time ago, on an adventure with my Dad in Hawaii, we decided to swim way out into the ocean. I was only about ten or eleven years old and thankfully a very strong swimmer. We just kept swimming and swimming until we reached a rock formation that stuck out of the water…

PB&J and Bales of Hay

When I was in first grade my class went on a field trip to a pumpkin patch. My Dad, as per usual, was chaperoning. It came time for lunch and I went to sit on a bale of hay next to my friend Isabella. I pulled my peanut butter and jelly that now had a…

Ferocious Infinite Love

Sometimes love is dignified. Sometimes love is silly. Sometimes love is the most fun in the world and sometimes love comes with challenges. I adore all kinds of love. I would like to think I am fluent in all love language with the amount that loving other people brings me joy. I also know that…

Life is not a To Do List

Domi (my hubs) has been studying late into the night for his CPA exam and working almost around the clock. I have found myself, especially, in the last few days creating things for myself to do so that I can be just as exhausted, stressed, and busy as him. While he studies I do laundry.…

Eternal Optimism or a Way of Life?

I am in a book club currently that focuses on works of anti-racism and in our last meeting, one participant said to me, “I think we missed all the warnings and the signals and the signs and it’s too late for our country. It’s just too late.” I was taken aback by this because I…

I Found Me Again

The only words I really have to accompany today's video are those of Dr. Seuss, "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than You." Well, those words and these: Black Lives STILL AND ALWAYS WILL Matter. (If you need a new podcast that will help…

Confessions of a Dancer with Two Left Feet

There is not a single day that goes by where I do not trip whilst walking down the street. Without fail every single freaking day of my life, a crack will appear as if from nowhere and out of the blue, usually, while I’m walking my dog, I will find myself being propelled not of…

Not a Challenge, But a Life-Long Practice

Since muting myself last week in the service of amplifying melanated voices I have grappled with how best to come back to my work because I hope to never go back to business as usual. My belief is that amplifying melanated voices should not just be seen as a challenge for a week, but as…

Fistfights and Unlocking Joy

If you reach into that metaphorical bag of joy...you're bound to come up with something... As I watched two people in front of me in a socially distanced line at a coffee shop almost get into a fistfight, I was snapped out of my reverie. I had been standing there, thinking about what I wanted…

Are we allowed to feel joy right now?

Watching my girl play our wedding song brings me so much joy, or is it happiness, no wait it's joy...oy I don't know anymore... What is happiness and what is joy? I decided to really break it down for myself. People tend to think of me as a supremely happy person, which to an extent…