The People in Your Life

Since I was a kid, I yearned for total and complete independence from my parents. When I got my first job and lived on my own, it was glorious! I bought a bike, went on trips, and enjoyed my freedom. But over the years, my approach to life has left me wanting more: a companion to share my adventures and …

Being Worthy of Love

New year, new me right? I have been reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. The subtitle is what caught me “Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.” My life has always had this high bar of expectation – get As, join clubs, study hard, pad your resume, get into college, …

Working with Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a book by Marie Kondo which teaches you the KonMari method of tidying your home. She travels the world as a consultant in tidying and so through her book she speaks to you as a teacher, explaining her methods, her research, and her experiences with tidying. What really caught me was that she claims …

Going “Home” to Black Rock City

When you get to Black Rock City, many of it’s citizens will welcome you Home. A friend of mine explained to me that first a first time burner it might not feel like home, but when you go back, the streets are the same and the major icons are the same so it feels much like going to a familiar …

Immediacy

Burning Man culture is based off of 10 principles. One of them being Immediacy. Immediacy, to me means being present and in the moment. Something I’ve always had trouble with. I am a planner, a person that is constantly thinking ahead. Living in the moment has always been a struggle for me, but I think I am grasping it a …

The Burn

I went to Burning Man.  I went to Burning Man in hopes of finding an amazing and transformative experience. It was started maybe 30 some odd years ago as a popup community with no money, built on principles of non-judgment, inclusion, and gifting. Today it has evolved to be a major, organized event – allowing 70,000 people to come with …

EDC

In 2013 my world opened up to dance music and love. Since then I’ve coveted all the experiences, the raves, the concerts, and the music. But mostly the love. Unfortunately love is not always happy and easy. I’ve been up and down on the roller coaster of love and music for the past two years. Tomorrow, however, marks the first …

Hop, Skip, and a Pause

I am a doer. I love to learn, self improve, create, build and experience. Typical aries with a restless soul. And so the problem with this is my focus. New sports, experiences and foods keep coming up, but there are still only 24 hours in a day. So I loose focus. That bike frame in my room has been gathering …

You know who you are

My first birthday present came in the mail a few days early and immediately I knew it was from you. You’re the best. I’ve already worn it twice. You reminded me that I needed to call my dad. And in that moment I knew you were looking out for me. I hadn’t felt that feeling in a long time. It gave …

Talk your way into Love

First read this.  Form some opinions. Then come back. I love this idea that in two hours you could talk your way into love. And I love that they bring to light the idea that intimacy comes from knowing each other. Knowing what the other person thinks and feels and why. You can skim the surface of a relationship for …