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Fear, the Stealer of Joy

Fear has held me back from many things in my life. When I was a child my parents enrolled me and my sister in piano classes. We had to study notes, chords, and music theory, and after a few sessions of practice we would have a test. Aside from classroom tests there were recitals where… Continue reading Fear, the Stealer of Joy

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The Silver Lining

Today it felt like 2017 was not going the way I hoped it would. I started off the year thinking about all the things I wanted to do differently than last year. I wanted to change my attitude to be more grateful, I wanted to have a better work-life balance, and wanted to become more… Continue reading The Silver Lining

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The Struggle Is Real

I woke up this morning and couldn’t get out of bed. The sun was still down, and no one in my household was awake (except maybe my kitten). It was dark and cold in my room, and there was nothing that motivated me to get out of bed and prepare for the day. I have… Continue reading The Struggle Is Real

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Old Year’s Day & 2017 Goals

Hey readers, It’s been a while (totally did not stick to my goal of writing more online)! I’ve been writing consistently in a hardcopy journal but I have not been blogging. I guess my year has been full of reflections of the personal kind. I spent a lot of time thinking about the mistakes I’ve… Continue reading Old Year’s Day & 2017 Goals

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The Profound Mystery of Grace

Every day we are bombarded with ideas and the older I get the more I realize progressive society wants us to safeguard ourselves from the intentional or unintentional harm of others. It’s grown to be part of our natural human reaction to pain and disappointment. Scroll through Instagram or Twitter and the majority of perspectives… Continue reading The Profound Mystery of Grace

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Retreating into Goderich

Last year around this time I went with my sister, her boyfriend and his family for a mini-getaway to Goderich. We stayed at Cedar Lodge and spent the day sight seeing and shopping along the main road. The trees were in full blown sunset shades and I was cozy in my warm knit sweater. It… Continue reading Retreating into Goderich

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Monster Mind to Care Bear Heart

I always used to be the positive one out of my friends, but one hard part about growing up is losing your innocence and naivety. Today I was thinking negatively about myself. Sometimes my confidence is low and the emotions behind it makes me feel like I‚Äôm turning into the Hulk (yes, lol). I try… Continue reading Monster Mind to Care Bear Heart