Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Horoscope and Changes

Aries Horoscope for week of April 10, 2014
Verticle Oracle card Aries (March 21-April 19)
Freedom is the most important kind of joy you can seek right now. It's also the most important subject to study and think about, as well as the most important skill to hone. I advise you to make sure that freedom is flowing through your brain and welling up in your heart and spiraling through your loins. Write synonyms for "freedom" on your arm with a felt-tip pen: liberation, emancipation, independence, leeway, spaciousness, carte blanche, self-determination, dispensation. Here's one more tip: Connect yourself with people who love and cultivate the same type of freedom you do.

This could not be more perfectly aligned with what I have been feeling lately and considering for changes in career and intent. Changes are on the horizon!

Monday, March 3, 2014


I miss my mom. 
I'm mad.
I'm frustrated by life lately.
I'm just barely hanging on to my sanity.
I am blessed to have the people in my life that give me space, understanding, and encouraging words.
I am blessed to have experienced so much in only 32 years.
I am blessed to be a strong, independent, capable person that can navigate pretty much anything at this point.
 My life, lately:
  • Watching "House of Cards," "Girls," "Looking," "The Following," and "Angel" 
  • Reading the Willamette Weekly religiously and attempting to complete the crossword puzzle
  • Dreaming of travel and adventures, both near and far
  • Eating too much sugar and chicken
  • Sleeping poorly, except in rare cases of exhaustion
  • Reaching out to friends to make them feel special and desperately trying to return emails and phone calls that are long, long overdue
  • Looking forward to a new tattoo, the Color Me Radd 5k, Paint Nite, Winterhawks game, and sunshine
  • Instagramming. I finally get the addiction.


Aries Horoscope for week of February 27, 2014
Verticle Oracle card Aries (March 21-April 19)
The battles you've been waging these last ten months have been worthy of you. They've tested your mettle and grown your courage. But I suspect that your relationship with these battles is due for a shift. In the future they may not serve you as well as they have up until now. At the very least, you will need to alter your strategy and tactics. It's also possible that now is the time to leave them behind entirely -- to graduate from them and search for a new cause that will activate the next phase of your evolution as an enlightened warrior. What do you think?

Grace emerges in the ebb and flow, not just the flow. The waning reveals a different blessing than the waxing.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Theme for 2014: Calm Down!

 I really like the idea of a theme for the year versus a lot of resolutions. I expect a lot of myself so there will be goals but also I would like to have a theme to strive for that I can come back to every now and again.


Yes, this is my theme for the year. Seems a bit strange, right? But I'm taking my mom's advice to stop worrying about everything because it will either work out or I will handle what comes next. I am taking my friend's advice to stop over thinking everything and just have fun. I need to learn how to relax and be happy knowing that I am doing my best. I need to learn that it is okay to have absolutely no idea what I am doing because most people don't know either!

My foodie goals for the year: 
  • Tamales
  • Whole chicken 
  • Pie 
  • Homemade pop tarts
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Soft pretzels
  • Cauliflower crust pizza

My goals for the year:
  • Completely decorate my apartment 
  • Get my teeth cleaned 
  • Drink at least 4-5 glasses of water a day
  • Get into the healthy weight range for my height (130-160lbs.)
  • At least one vacation (looking at Michigan or California)
  • Cook one new dish each month
  • Save at least $100 per month