bungalow in the burrough

Ask me anythingArchiveaboutWORK

"if your nerve deny you, go about your nerve" emily dickinson

if you haven’t read the book “wild” by cheryl strayed, and you have ever suffered the loss of anyone in your life that rocked your world, this read is essential. i usually avoid any movie based on one of my favorite books but this one, for a change seems like it might actually be worth it. like cheryl, i lost the love of my life,  my mother - at the same time was in the middle of divorce, and her story of despair and healing resonated so deeply with me and my own experience of grief.  it’s nice to know that, when you feel as though no one could ever understand that unique feeling of loss and pain associated with such a strong bond of mother and daughter, there is someone else who can dive deep and illustrate how deciding to walk a trail (and for me this would be metaphorical) would be a way to move forward. from self destruction to self reconciliation, from an examination of the wilderness and how it speaks to us.

the intersection of travel and spirituality


"faith is a house with many rooms". - life of pi

once a year take a trip through the eyes of your heart. looking inward to consider the meaning of your experience to your life of faith. if you are afraid to travel alone then you must travel alone.  i hope to set intentions of being more mindful, engaged and connected with my heart while i travel, with no expectation, to reconnect with nature, commit to a purpose of my trip, give up the ideas of solid plans, and participate in present-day life. wish me luck!

"I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you"

- on fear and moving forward despite it all

"I do not know why there is this difference, but I am sure that God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait. When you do enter your room, you will find that the long wait has done you some kind of good which you would not have had otherwise. But you must regard it as waiting, not as camping. You must keep on praying for light: and of course, even in the hall, you must begin trying to obey the rules which are common to the whole house. And above all you must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best by its paint and paneling."

- c.s lewis

"Life is messy, and my honesty lets others be okay with their mess, too. I don’t profess to be a teacher, just a passionate student of life, interested every day in finding one more voice, one more piece of the puzzle. I want to let people witness my life, not teach them how to live their own lives. If a blog can show that somebody messy can still have a voice—then we all win."

- glennon doyle milton