Everything has changed. But now the world is rushing forward, urging you to adapt, forget, and begin again. Change. Goodbyes. Whether it’s restarting life after a pandemic, the loss of a loved one, or a change in cultural context, you must face some hard truths. How can you return to life as it was before? … Continue reading How do you go back to ‘normal’?
You’ve heard the statistics a thousand times. You’ve had the same conversations more than you can count. The same doubts and fears whirl around in your mind. It’s all the same. And it’s mostly negative. But let’s look at some of the hidden blessings that come from living in a pandemic. Quality time Whether sought … Continue reading What are the hidden blessings of a pandemic?
“Are you working?” I look toward my friend. His laugh is hidden by the mask but it glints in his eyes. He waves his hand toward me, stopping the answer on my lips. “Don’t answer that. I know you’re not working. The schools are closed!” I frown. Something isn’t right about that. It’s true. The … Continue reading Have you stopped working?
You probably have already noticed it by now. When it was first announce that you would be staying home, you set goals for yourself. You made a nice long list. Get fit. Make more dinners. Read that one book that’s been collecting dust since you bought it. But have you stuck to it? Some of … Continue reading 3 Things You Should Add To Your To Do List.
You’ve shut your doors and erased every activity from your calendar. Maybe you’re all alone in your home with only your succulents for company. Or maybe you’re with others and by now are wishing that you were alone. In these times, isolation is not only the new normal, it is urged and necessary. But who … Continue reading Who are you really isolating yourself from?
Read part 1 and part 2! My hotel bed is even more uncomfortable than the night before. I toss and turn, my body aching for sleep but my mind in a constant whirl. I can see his face, the small smile and wave he gave me before walking out into the street. I should have … Continue reading The Shoeshine: Part 3
Read part 1 and part 3! The boy continues to rub the polish on my boots. He snaps the rag back and forth. The conviction burning in my heart rises to my throat. I know what I need to do. I glance at my friends behind me, all engrossed in light conversation. I was supposed … Continue reading The Shoeshine: Part 2