Category Archives: Spirit

Moving Saga, Day 10

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My phone and a full cup of room-temp coffee sit by the worn velvet chair overlooking the yard. The one I had set up at 5am to read and blog in… But that was four hours ago. I reheat my coffee in the microwave now (something I swore I’d never do if I ever had […]

Moving is Hard to Do

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We’re packing up for the movers to come. I hate packing. I hate moving even more. Every moment to stop and reflect feels like the last one I’ll ever have. Tonight I had a moment to cook dinner with Little Miss and Daddy and J-Bug scootering off for some groceries. I listened to some music […]

When You’re Finally OK With Who You Are

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Y’all (all the people I love who read this blog)…  It. Is. Cold. I’m sitting in my living room with layered thermals and scarf, the sun is shining down, the power is on and the plug-in oil heater is running full blast and pulled right up next to me.  And my laptop is like ice and […]

This Too Shall Pass (and then you’ll miss it)

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I’m sipping a pumpkin spice latte, watching the Midwest drift away out the window on the first leg of our flights home to India. Our near-four-year-old is happy playing his leap pad and our one-year-old is watching the kindle fire. I’d say it was a pretty momentous Christmas when the kids each ended up with […]

When All You See is Failure

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Its the last day of 2016, and we made the trek home to America to spend time with both of our families . This morning I bounded out of bed (ok, creeped quietly as not to wake up either child) and up my parents stairwell to their living room. Its my favorite place in the […]

Stillness in Productivity

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Sometimes it takes a little while to settle into the stillness. I think, “I’m fine! I don’t need time to be silent. I have so much to do!!!” In these moments (more common than not) the doer in me is finding fulfillment in the doing. But this false sense of purpose robs me of my […]