“Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process.”
Two weeks ago I was walking through Chelsea Market with my roommate when a card in Posman Books caught my eye. Neatly printed across the front was this quote from Alexandra Stoddard that I had never heard before. The words sounded like the exact opposite of the life I’ve been living. I almost laughed as I realized that in the 20 seconds that I had been standing there at least two people had almost bumped into me as they hurried on to their destination, but not before giving me a dirty look for being in their way. Its almost a rule that you don’t stay still in New York City.
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I went to a funeral this week. I’ve blessed enough to not even remember the last time that I attended a funeral before now. It was so long ago and I was so small that I barely remember it at all. But this week there I was, among a crowd of people saying goodbye to someone that we’ll never see again here on this earth.
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As I write this I am cuddled up with a giant mug of hot chocolate and the coziest blanket, looking out over Copake Lake. To celebrate a friend’s birthday/New Years (and because we’re always up for an adventure) my friends and I have traveled farther upstate for a week of shenanigans in the mountains. (Don’t worry there are glorious pictures to come!)
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I’m not someone who’s easily stressed but I’ve definitely been feeling strained lately. Between volunteering, classwork, my internship, and everything else I have on my plate it’s been feeling like I have no time to breathe. Its like the last few days I’ve been running on autopilot and by the time I get home at the end of the day I collapse on the couch and fall right asleep.
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Yesterday I was washing dishes when I suddenly dropped one of my mugs and it shattered all over the kitchen floor. (To be honest I may have also been having a private dance party since I had the apartment to myself, but I’m convinced that’s not the reason I dropped it.) I couldn’t help but laugh at myself when I realized that I was in such a hurry to wash the dishes that I wasn’t even paying attention to what I was doing. Continue reading “Midweek Meditation: When Rushing Gets in the Way of Life”
I was sitting in class yesterday with what felt like the weight of the world on my shoulders. We were in the middle of a discussion about the U.S. prison system and the infinite ways it could be changed for the better. Somewhere in the middle of it all I couldn’t help but think, “Is it even worth trying to fix this mess?“ Continue reading “Midweek Meditation: Is Changing the World Even Possible?”
Its only September and my mind is already in overdrive thinking about a day that’s still 8 months away: Graduation. Continue reading “Midweek Meditation: Why I’ve Been Dreading Graduation”