Today is a dreary Sunday in Dallas and the sound of the rain falling on the patio reminded me of this post languishing away in my drafts folder, almost completely forgotten… When I wrote it months ago, the 10 day weather forecast for San Francisco looked pretty gloomy. They were predicting days and days of…
Below are a few books I’ve read recently* over the last few months. They’re not new releases, but they’re definitely worth checking out. If you’re traveling soon and need some inflight reading, look no further. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, by Rolf Potts This is one of the best…
Finding Flow is the kind of non-fiction I love to read – informative and ACTIONABLE! It’s easy to make real changes in your life based on the overarching idea of increasing the number of flow experiences by increasing the amount of active v. passive leisure activities you pursue
Maybe it’s the end of summer and coming of fall or memories of a clean slate with a new school year, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about setting goals for the end of 2009 to continue the momentum of changes I’ve been making in my life.
In this modern world, activity and movement are the default modes, if not with our bodies then at least with our minds, with our attention. We rush around all day, doing things, talking, emailing, sending and reading messages, clicking from browser tab to the next, one link to the next. We are always on, always connected, always thinking, always talking.
The last couple of weeks in my life have had more ups and downs than most roller coaster rides. They have spanned both my personal life and my professional life. I won’t give specifics because some of them aren’t mine to tell, but the rundown goes something like this…
My first visit to Italy happened during my study abroad semester in college. I flew from Copenhagen to Rome and arrived after dark. I’ll never forget the beautiful taxi ride through the city and seeing the ruins lit up like pieces of art. It was breathtaking.
Today I’m not thinking about the scales of justice or the content of her decisions, but the scales of elusive personal balance and the amount of sacrifice required along each step of the way to get where Sotomayor is now.
Starting anything is the hardest part… So here goes. Writing is part of whom I am. It’s how I think and process. The more writing I do the more pulled together and centered I feel.