It is time I write
“The sun shows up every morning, no matter how bad you’ve been the night before. It shines without judgment. It never withholds. It warms the sinners, the saints, the druggies, the cheerleaders—the saved and the heathens alike. You can hide from the sun, but it won’t take you personally. It’ll never, ever punish you for hiding. You can stay in the dark for years or decades, and when you finally step outside, it’ll be there.” ~Glennon Doyle
Oh Shannon, day two of the challenge and already slipping. It’s alright, acknowledging the blank page nonetheless… A question came to my mind today after a day of socializing with strangers. It being, if you were out and about and met yourself, would you like that person? What about you would leave an impression?
I have no expectations of the next 100 days except to show up and acknowledge the blank page.
The pancakes were a moment of pause for me, to make something simple from scratch, expanding my taste buds with new flavors added in, and then wonderfully shared with my roommate and friend, Tess. It was when I sat down to write what made such a pancake possible that I connected the pieces of perspective.
Sometimes you have to romanticize your life, You have to wake up and chase sunrises.
You don’t just arrive to greatness without the tedious, daily work and the practice of your craft
Lately I have been digging into older journals, newsletters, and letters written from my days spent in Myanmar as a Peace Corps Volunteer. The moments caught on the pages bring me back to how it felt to stand on the dirt roads under the harsh sun or the warmth of strangers hands on my arms.Continue reading “Snapshot from Myanmar: The little old lady and her bananas”
“We were busting down the highway, 27 people were crammed into the back of the truck. The sides of these trucks are lined with benches and stools fill the middle. It smelled like a hard day of work stench, a general wetness, and like 27 people butt to butt. Four men were on top ofContinue reading “Snapshot: A Moment in Myanmar”
Nothing I did today was all that remarkable, but I will remark on it nonetheless.
I don’t know if my life is supposed to lead anywhere or I just keep going around the same damn circle, relearning the same damn lessons. It doesn’t really matter. Just figured it might be interesting to write about it along the way.
And maybe hiking is the carving out of a mentality; that sometimes the adventure is is in the misadventure, the growth is in going the wrong way.
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