DEAR LAURA (and anyone else who needs these words): Let this be a year of saying yes to yourself, of embracing change and welcoming transition. What if, instead of holding your breath, anticipating pain and discomfort, you breathe through the hard part? What if you let the threshold truly transport you, instead of projecting a … Continue reading The Only Constant is Change
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." —Agnes de Mille I am a planner. I haven't always been a … Continue reading “The moment you know how, you die a little.”
For the first time in either of our lives, Joel and I own a car. This happened thanks to the love and support of friends and family, and our joint decision (spurred by me and by recent life events) to invest in this quality-of-life purchase. Oh boy, our quality of life has indeed been affected … Continue reading Mobility
Back in October of 2017, I wrote a blog post about habits: recognizing "bad" habits and building new "good" habits, and how, sometimes, an initially "good" habit can morph into a "bad" habit. I've been trying to reconnect with good habits I have had over the years, and potentially build new ones along the way. … Continue reading Get a Hobby, Build a Habit!
In January of 2015, I got a DUI. I was driving drunk. In March of 2015, my license was revoked. I had to pay approximately $1600 in court fees, another $300+ for 3 months of classes about alcohol/drugs and driving under the influence, and the danger that alcohol/drugs pose not only to those using addictive … Continue reading I Am Once Again A Licensed Driver
One of my longtime besties is a real-life blogger, and I just love her site and her online content overall. I sometimes look at the array of my online presence(s) and think “I’m never going to be able to pull all of this together.” And that’s true – right now, my Twitter and Tumblr and … Continue reading POV, or “What’s my ‘brand?’”
I Can't Pick Up What You're Putting Down By Laura Dickinson-Turner Written on 10/21/2012 This thing is heavy. We carry it around with us on frail frames, Fearing the lightness. Fearing freedom. This thing called equality is heavy. We carry it on curled-in countenances, Clinging to the false concept. Cold creation of politics and rhetoric. … Continue reading I Can’t Pick Up What You’re Putting Down
Border crossings are terrifying Be they borders Geographical Physical Emotional Societal or Metaphysical The borders between two countries between two states between two cities between adolescence & adulthood between love & hate between acceptance & non-acceptance between the known & unknown Border crossings are confrontations with the binary Between one thing and the Other They're … Continue reading Border Crossings
This week, I bit the bullet and invested in a personal plan through WordPress.com that allows me to have my own domain name and more insights into the ways folks are interacting with the site. Unfortunately, either because of my own human error (likely) or a functionality issue in WordPress, my existing page/blog didn't get … Continue reading New Website!
Blogging and Branding...... I started what would be considered my first weblog back in my freshman year at CSU Stanislaus—seventeen years ago, in the early days of internet use by the masses. For a long time, I housed my thoughts on Yahoo’s Geocities webhosting, but I was not clever enough to save the months and … Continue reading Blogging and Branding