Momentary Freak Out

Last week I realized that it has nearly been a year since I quit my job and immediately I started to compare myself to my expectations. I was hoping to have a new job and a meager but steady income, a new career and overall be happier. Well I have started a new career and am working hard every day, …

New life, new traditions

I used to skip over my birthday just like it was any other day. I would downplay it and never organize anything for my friends. Most of the years I would celebrate on my own or with my family by eating lobster and buying myself nice things. This year was quite the opposite. I’m keeping to my budget and didn’t …

21 Day Yoga Challenge

I was 5 days from finishing the Wanderlust 21 day yoga challenge when I decided to stop. I was swamped with my natural tendancy to over-commit to life. I was starting school, volunteering, teaching yoga, seeing Don and trying to take care of myself all at the same time. In addition I was already practicing yoga 2-3 times a week …

6 months later

It’s been about 6 months since I quit my job and put my faith in life. What have I done? A large mixture of changing the way I think and treat myself, while also figuring out what I want to do with my time. Right after my solo road trip through the west coast, I came home and had to …

Poem for My Son in the Car

Poem for My Son in the Car Jennifer K. Sweeney The wipers sweep two overlapping hills on the glass, we are quiet against the squeaky metronome as we often are before the concerns of the day well up. Today: Is it dark inside my body? The wet cedar’s dark of green-gone-black of damp earth mending itself, a pewter bell rung …

2016 Year in Review

What can I say about 2016? So many things. It was a transformative year for me. I finally understood the path to happiness was through my thoughts and perception. I quit my career and have been working on myself. I let go of old fears about money and self-worth. I met Don and finally have a mutually healthy relationship. I …

Houston

Every time I come home, I hesitate. What’s here, who’s here, and how are my parents? We took a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and I was happy to learn that they had expanded into a new building. New art, new artists, new culture to learn and see. But there was still the familiar. Some of my …

24 hour backpack trip!

At 3pm we get in the car and drive to the Angeles National Forest. We get to the parking lot by 4:45pm after a quick stop for gas and beer! Then we start the hike 5 miles down to the West Fork Campground. Don thinks it’s cool to hike in the dark, but I’m just worried that we’ll get lost. …

Career Epiphany

I think it was April or May and we just brought on a new analyst to the team. I was happy to have some company and some help in my ever growing pile of work. I took aside some time to teach her a few shortcuts in the software. It was the first time in a long time that I …