Category: random

Insatiable Curiosity

Sitting on grandma’s couch, I’m distracted from the Hallmark channel romance playing on the television. “I need to dedicate a few weeks to the Amor Fati course, at least, then I can start my Astrology course…” The thoughts are scattered as I check emails and direct messages I haven’t gotten to yet today.

I consider writing myself a schedule, but I don’t end up getting to it before remembering I need to write a blog post today. Feeling somewhat uninspired, or perhaps just still distracted, I open my Paperblanks app for some help. Of course, the prompt that then jumps up on my screen makes me laugh a bit, “I want to learn more about…”

Well then. I guess it’s a theme tonight – my curiosity will in fact get the best of me after all.

I want to learn, A LOT. I already know I’ll be learning my whole life, but I’m not waiting to get started!

I’m passionate about many things, and fascinated by even more. Along with philosophy and astrology, I also want to learn more about herbalism, shamanism, neuro linguistic programming, cognitive behavioral therapy, and various yoga practices. I’ve already started learning Reiki and am a level 2 practitioner, but I want to wait to finish my Master certification so I have time to develop my personal and professional energy healing practice first.

I also want to read, so much. Some of my current favorite authors are Pema Chodron, Alan Watts and Charles Eisenstein, but I have several books waiting to be read on my shelves by many others too.

Sometimes I feel the pressure of time, sometimes it feels like I will never have the chance to explore all the caverns my mind wants so desperately to venture down – but, I suppose that’s better than being bored and uninspired right? I’m certainly content to give it my best try!

The Whirlwind that is My Family

The house is poppin’! My sister and her husband who are missionaries in Macedonia are home for a few weeks as of last night. My youngest sister brought them up to grandma’s because they’ll be staying with us. Then today my mom, brother, niece and nephew also came up, so there’s 9 of us total sleeping in the house tonight.

My family is fun, and loud, and silly, and spunky, and invested, and close, and interesting, and diverse, and feisty… When we get together, it’s an experience.

So here I am, not exactly wondering where the day went, but marveling at how fast time disappears when we’re together. I’m so grateful, for each and every one of my quirky blood-mates. Wouldn’t trade our madness for the world…

But I’m also very tired now – so goodnight!

Sunset from the overlook