Lately, I’ve been baptized by the stories of people who are very different than me. I understand that the privileges that I haven’t earned and have enjoyed, many people of color have not. Their lived bodily experience is radically different from mine. Sure, I have my issues, but very few of them have to do with me just being me in my body, and other’s reaction to that. Continue reading “Baptized by Story and Stages of Healing White Privilege Edition”
This is probably me just bragging, but I’m going to list 30 awesome things that I’ve done, or am thankful for, or make me me. I am 30 now, but lots of people still call me a baby. And the other day some 7th graders were arguing about whether or not I look old enough to have children. I guess that’s a good thing? Continue reading “30+ Things on 30”
I’m always really bad about remembering when my parents anniversary is. But there are a couple things that remind me. 1) My birthday is, give or take, one year after they were married. And 2) the month of September, because I know that this is the month that it’s in. Is it at the beginning? Is it at the end? I don’t know. All I know is that this year is their THIRTIETH! 30 years. INSANE. And I’m not even sure if today is the day.
Do you ever feel like…
Nothing I do or don’t do will make me happy. I’m destined to be sad FOREVER. I think something will make me happy, but nothing will. Therefore, I will never be happy…
Maybe you’re not happy with your job, a situation, just life in general… We all have those moments when we feel like we will never be happy again. Think of a child (or adult) throwing a tantrum, at that moment, they genuinely believe that they may never ever be happy again… Maybe it’s because they didn’t get their way, or maybe because of a significant trauma. But genuine joy is possible.
Where exactly does boredom come from? As we’ve learned this week, people (kids!) will kill out of boredom.
I was never that bored, and around puberty (as many people are), I was especially bored. Lately though, I’ve found myself saying it more often than I’d like. Even when I’m doing things, I’m bored. I watch Netflix: bored. At work: bored. Walking: bored. Church: bored. Homework: bored. Continue reading “I’m bored.”
I’m not ready (for positive change, or what I want).
When is anyone ever fully ready for healing, transformation, change? No one ever looks back and goes, “Oh yeah, I was totally ready for that big (or small) change in my life.” Even when you know it’s coming like moving, a new job, marriage, birth, or even death, you can read all the articles and self-help books, get advice from friends, but in the end, you don’t know how the change is going to effect your life. That’s okay! Continue reading “I’m not ready.”
Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die… Read this, and take a deep breath after each statement. Continue reading “I will never forgive them/you/whoever.”