IN BLOOM I

Spring in Oregon is truly a wild thing.  Wildly flowery, it’s not uncommon for it to rain both water and petals this time of year.  End of Winter wind raucously blowing the petals all around and everywhere, they stick to vehicles, roads, sidewalks, and the bottom of your shoes. The sun making it’s hesitant presenceContinue reading “IN BLOOM I”

DATA WIPE

I’ve been saving old Iphone pictures and felt like posting some of them here.  I talk about California and more specifically Long Beach, CA in this blog so it feels good to chronicle a bit of the past here.  I would guess that they are from 2010-2013.  Many of them are old Instagram shots. IContinue reading “DATA WIPE”

I AM ENOUGH, I HAVE ENOUGH

I had forgotten last post to write about how I have been randomly (and not so randomly) gifted three pairs of yoga pants!  One kind of ‘silly’ thing I let go of in 2015 was an old black pair that fit me just right until they didn’t any more.  I had been sewing all theContinue reading “I AM ENOUGH, I HAVE ENOUGH”

ROAD TRIP

My master teacher in training used to say that the opposite of love is fear. I had presumed it before that to be hate, but I now agree that hate springs from fear.  My prayers for the upset and bloodshed in France and all over the whole world, those unknown hot pockets of darkness, isContinue reading “ROAD TRIP”

THE RAW TRUTH & A JOB

I’ve chaired two meetings in the last week.  I signed up for one because I was approaching 7 and a half years and the other because the secretary kept passing around the sign up sheet and there were a lot of gaps.  Noticing when I have another half year of sobriety under my belt isContinue reading “THE RAW TRUTH & A JOB”

HUSTLE & FLOW

So I haven’t really been hustling.  Hustling for me would be working until you fall into bed at 1am, only to wake up at 5am to start again.  So it hasn’t been that.  It’s been a flow-like hustle, if that makes any sense.  Life flows.  Wake up to, mama, mama, feed the little bear, changeContinue reading “HUSTLE & FLOW”

THAT FIRST RIGHT THING

Anyone familiar with AA slogans?  There’s a ton of them, they’re brought up in meetings as being annoying but simple staples in recovery.  This past while I’ve been hearing the same one over and over, “Do the next right thing.”  The slogan, “First things first,” could be applied as well.  This is super relevant toContinue reading “THAT FIRST RIGHT THING”

FOR THE LOVE OF A CITY

***Please note:  I’m not trying to hate on any of the cities below.  I know that any negativity I write about came from a place in time where I was personally.  Anyone else living there could have a completely different perspective on it, as I even did for a big chunk of time.  And asContinue reading “FOR THE LOVE OF A CITY”

SOCIAL MEDIA & ME

I’ve recently been having a complicated relationship with social media.  Me, who quit Facebook back in 2012.  Me, who keeps a private Instagram, my only social media account.  I am now the proud facilitator of three Instagram accounts, two Pinterests, one Twitter, and four Facebook accounts.  These include work accounts that I regularly (except TwitterContinue reading “SOCIAL MEDIA & ME”

PUSH PAUSE FOR A FREAK OUT

So mostly since I started this blog (all of three months ago) I’ve thought methodically about what to write.  I’ve taken my time, I haven’t written anything, “on the fly.”  I’ve wanted my writing and where I’m coming from to have perspective and solution. Well, seems as though that changes today.  I am going aContinue reading “PUSH PAUSE FOR A FREAK OUT”