Meaningful Relationships

Head Up

Yesterday I watched a truck driver snap a photo of the skyline as he drove. Dangerous? Yes. But I can’t blame him. My commute changed in January, and I promised myself that I would never take those views for granted.  I force myself to look up from my phone and to take in the energy …

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Meaningful Work

February 28th

I don’t know what to write today. I promised posts on the 15th and the 30th of every month. I’m tempted to use the fact that only February has 28 days as an out, but I won’t. One of my StrengthsFinder strengths is responsibility. I feel a deep sense of obligation to keep my commitments–and …

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Meaningful Change

No Passes

A man called me a black tramp, nappy-headed, four-eyes, and a bitch. He was mumbling, so those are just the pieces I caught. I let his first tirade go. Don’t engage. That’s what I’ve always been taught. I stood behind him on the street corner, waiting for the light to change. I was in a …

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Meaningful Relationships

Splish Splash

Matt and I are contemplating our next move, and I’m spending entirely too much time on real estate websites. Sometimes I rush through my morning journaling so that I can see what new places popped overnight. I have a ritual. Look at the list price. Consider any additional costs. Does it include parking? Utilities? Flip through …

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Meaningful Work

I am prolific

I am so achievement-oriented that sometimes I have to intentionally not set goals. My inner work revolves around learning to appreciate the process, to experience the joy of doing something just because it feeds your soul. There’s another piece to my goal-setting aversion. I’m afraid of what would happen if I took up the space …

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Meaningful Relationships

Twenty Five

It’s often difficult to sum up a year’s worth of events into one word, but this year’s word was as obvious as could be: tension. I was mentally and emotionally stretched and strained for the entirety of 2017, held taut between the best and the worst times of my life. The year was marked by …

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