Progression

Progression

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” | Tracee Ellis Ross

“Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.” | Elizabeth Gilbert

Something that’s been on my mind a lot recently is the idea of change – the idea of progression in a life. The ways in which our experiences shape the person we were, the person we are, the person we’re becoming. I’m trying to be very conscious of that as it happens now, at this particular moment in my life. Trying to make note of it and fully experience the changes as they occur. I can see the shapes starting to take place and am looking forward to seeing where I settle.

There’s this quote I saw floating around the internet somewhere: “We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too.” I’m starting to both lose and find myself in that very space and I’m excited to see what happens.

Have a happy weekend.

Currently Enjoying

I haven’t felt much like sharing recently – a lot of the stuff I’m feeling is a little too fresh, much too much “in the moment” for me to write clearly or objectively about anything. So, while I process all of that, enjoy this cover by ASTR. It’s pretty fantastic.

Rain

Rain

It’s raining so this colorful picture seemed appropriate. It’s of the Saguaro in Arizona.  There’s a Saguaro in Palm Springs that I absolutely adore. It is such a beautiful, colorful place and as a human who is usually draped in various shades of black, I’m in constant awe of my appreciation of color. But in these dreary, rainy moments, a pop of color is something we can all enjoy.

I’m usually in Palm Springs at some point around this time every year. Last year it was Joshua Tree in early February followed by Palm Desert in March. This year, as I’m a much further drive away from Palm Springs than I was last year, I am not joining the family on their annual excursion and I guess I’m getting a little nostalgic for the gorgeous deserty goodness. I never thought I’d like Palm Springs that much but it turns out I’m pretty much made for vacationing in the desert. Plus everything in Palm Springs is just a little bit hipster (or a LOT bit hipster) so it’s clearly my jam.

I think rain calls for a lot of podcasts so there’s A LOT of the Nerdist happening right now and I absolutely love it. THIS ONE is the one I’m currently listening to and it is hilarious but be warned, there’s some harsh language for you sensitive individuals.

Anyway, Happy Weekend y’all! I hope you have a great one.