Day 95 of 365: “do nothing” — advice from 90-year-old me.

I walked into the room, though the silence of my footsteps made it seem I was floating. I remember it was breezy, surprisingly breezy. The air was fresh and circulating in a gentle yet convincing whirlwind between the two open windows on either side of the bed. There were thin curtains caressing each window, white […]

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Day 94 of 365: “i’m fine, thanks” and other lies.

I tend to put too much pressure on myself. As if this one post or this one speech or this one BJ or this one dinner is going to be the be-all-end-all for a person or, or life-changing for a group of people. I constantly pressure myself to perform. A lot of times, I hesitate […]

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Day 93 of 365: random lines from favorite books

One of my favorite things to do is pick up a book, flip to a page, and read the first line or couple lines I see. I frequently get chills because of how spot-on the readings are for what I’m going through at the time. So, That’s what I’m gonna’ do with this entry. Leaving […]

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Day 67 of 365: 18.3% complete

When I saw that today was the 67th day, I was like, “Oh my! I’ve come so far! This is going by so fast!” And then I did math stuffs and discovered that I’m less than 19% complete with this daily embracing the unknown + writing about it gig. Still quite a bit to go. […]

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Day 61 of 365: Reacting differently retrains old patterns.

This new advertisement thing happening via Facebook is overwhelming for me. Each time I log on (which isn’t frequently and is rarely for scrolling; I normally just log on to chat with a few people close to me) I’ll see some advertisement for writing a book or a blog or being a speaker. All things […]

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Day 60 of 365: why showing up is important.

For years, when a friend or family member was ill or had gone through surgery or a heartbreak, I gave them space. That’s what you’re supposed to do, right? “I’ll let them be messy and do their healing thing and, if they need me, they’ll let me know.” Yea… Come to find out, that’s not really how […]

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Day 53 of 365: I’m only human, after all.

I’ve been listening to a few specific songs by Rag’n’Bone Man lately. This is him: And he sings with his fucking soul. Songs that I can feel in my bones: Human, Grace, Skin, and As You Are. There are these few lines in “Human” that I find myself repeating throughout the day: I’m only human, after […]

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