I have been wanting to share the official story behind my first new development that was back in April – my first tattoo.

I’ve been thinking of my first tattoo for years. Almost a decade. I could take the time telling you the backstory of what I originally wanted that aesthetically would not have worked out – but I won’t. This is about what I did end up choosing to permanently place on my skin.

I finally saw first episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper.     I know, I’m really behind. Through my fantastic Roku and my parent’s generosity of letting me register through their Direct TV, I can watch HGTV live if I wanted, but I can watch all seasons and episodes of certain shows – this one, being the …

It will be difficult to describe         though I know that anyone who can relate will understand without words having to be spoken. When you have a passion that is shared with a defining part of the world, it can be arduous to feel as if your presence can compete with the …

credit When it sneaks into facets of your life. Unpredictable, invasive, worming it’s way through healthiness and systematically degenerating the fruits of living. It can be different for everyone – what fear affects. What its triggers are. How heavy or fleeting it can settle. Deep breath and truth time:       for me     …

When my story doesn’t measure up

So often, throughout my life, I would hear another’s testimony and think to myself my story is nothing compared to that. What do I have to show? Mine is just…boring. Courtesy of TOM81115, Flickr       Though I know full well that it is not often this way, even for those who had the …

Habitual Stillness

Photo – mine. Taken of me at Rockport, MA, possibly my favorite East Coast location. I have this propensity for staying still. For wanting to be in a moment and stay in it for so long, unwilling to let it change for the peace and feel I hold while in it. Now it’s right about here, …

Change – 5 Minute Friday

It’s been a couple of weeks.    I’m weakened, but I am saddened when I do not participate in these jewels of Friday. Thus, here I am. Let’s see what He wants me to hear today…because whatever will come from my fingers today, will have nothing to do with me. It may not even make …

Fluctuations of a Path

I think Lisa-Jo is clairvoyant sometimes. I mean honestly, how does she KNOW the exact word sometimes to knock you back – speaking shards of relevance into your current situation? Well, I know she’s not a psychic, but I’m thankful for how she is just given precise wisdom sometimes, because it’s days like this: Fridays, where …

A dream of mine has been realized. Sometimes people say that, and I believe, as I now understand the weight of it, just how much it means to be able to declare that – to be able to be in the experience of that first step. Of knowing you can look back on this moment …

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

There is a Robert Frost poem. Perhaps you know it. I have committed some of this to memory, since revisiting it in college. Today, I reread this piece of art. I feel a kinship to its words – its emotion – its innuendoes. I’m beginning another new season starting today. I have kept it close …