I am absolutely drunk on this day. All of it. Not the sloppy kind of drunk where you overshare and have regrets the next day. No, I mean drunk like a soft buzz. Where colors are brighter and the world seems incredibly tolerable, if only in the moment. Drunk with the newness of it. Drunk… Continue reading Drunk On All Of It
Another really hard 24 hours on my body. Sometimes it scares me with the intensity of it. It leaves me incredibly unsteady when some necessary part is failing to function (a hand this time). There is no good reason, nothing I could have done differently, so I’m not distracted by directing my frustration anywhere. It… Continue reading Love List 2.0
I am back at Mineral School for a reunion of sorts. Resting on my bed in the “blue room” I can’t help but wonder what this place was like as a real school. Tiny little desks, with anxious little legs trying to be still as the teacher wrote equations or words across the chalkboard. Every… Continue reading Mineral 2.0
I have done most of my hiking in the southern part of the state. My mountains, Rainier and St Helens, my two loves. Yesterday I ventured north to hike with a friend at a couple new mountains. Shuksan and Baker (Koma Kulshan) stole my heart. Here was my day in photos.
As I begin writing this post, I am safely tucked away at Saint Lucia coffee shop in the old historic part of downtown Centralia. There are a few locals engaging in banter that is white noise to me and what I love most about small coffee shops. I feel the community, but I am quite invisible… Continue reading Leaning Into the Light
Last night as I listened to the bell chime on the porch thrashing wildly about, I was grateful for the day behind me. I had risen, as I often do, two full hours before sunrise and I was on the road as twilight shifted from nautical to civil in the morning sky. This time before… Continue reading Bliss