I did the thing…

Despite every part of me being absolutely terrified to do it, I finally did the thing….I followed a few people on WordPress. A lot of people would laugh at this, but it’s actually a really nerve wracking thing for me … Continue reading

Passionate Subjects

“You have to write about what they want to talk about.” I’ve been doing a ton of SEO stuff on a website for work lately. So to get into the zone, I was listening to lectures about the newest improvements … Continue reading

5 Ways to Ruin Your SEO on Your Blog [On Purpose]

Why Would you want to ruin your SEO? Because you don’t want to be found easily. Simple as that. I use my blog as a personal online journal that my boss or family can’t find. It’s personal therapy for me … Continue reading

Housewares Show: Chicago

Chicago is overwhelming enough for me. The sights, the sounds, and constant stream of voices and activity between people, technology, and landscape. It’s practically an artwork of it’s own, one that I have grown to love, but at a respectful … Continue reading

Imago Dei

I’ve been struggling lately with this concept of Imago Dei. For those of you unfamiliar with the term it’s Latin for “In God’s Image” and is a concept all Christians are taught at usually a pretty young age, mainly because … Continue reading

Sick Selfies

I’m not sure anyone else takes selfies when their sick, but I do. Mainly because I like faking health and wellness on social media. Here is the result:

I’m not sure why I started taking on this philosophy, but somehow I got it in my head that I needed to look healthy in hopes of it encouraging me either into feeling healthy or actually choosing to make healthy decisions.

So today I put on my comfy spaghetti strap tank top, threw my cotton blazer over to of it and put on my most colorful necklace I bought for $5 from a friend who sells paparazzi jewelry (yes, this is a supportive and shameless plug link, because the jewelry is amazing, inexpensive, and I love my friends that much). Put on a light layer of foundation, eyeliner, and mascara, and a little lipstick…you know. To make my lips feel pretty even when I’m coughing my lungs out.

While I know looking pretty doesn’t make the flu go away, it certainly helps to boost my confidence. I feel like less of a lump of sick and more like a human again. I feel like I’m clean instead of sweaty and feverish, and if I don’t look sick, it helps me to feel less sick psychologically. Of course I’m not going out anywhere, and all I’ve managed to do is dress up nice to push through laundry, throw dinner in the slow cooker, and nap in a little while with my kitties. Still, somehow knowing I look nice and seeing glances of those bright colors makes me happy, which I think helps considerably in the healing process (along with the green tea, Himalayan salt lamp, cough syrup, and fever reducer).

Work Is Killing Me

I’ve probably said this before, and it certainly won’t be the last time I ever say it, but being a creative as a living can really drain a person. Not that it’s more draining than other jobs, but it’s more … Continue reading

An emotionally driven question…

What are my emotions worth if all they are,

is the result of my imperfect perception

possibly misinterpreting what I have heard?

We are clearly emotional beings,

because everyone has feelings.

Yet, I find myself grappling with this question,

because I find that so much in my life depends

on my emotions.

How can it be though?

When nearly all my emotions are through a lens of

imperfection, misinterpretation, and misinformation,

how is it that emotions

end up being the deciding factor for most things?

What good are they when they are more likely to be

misdirected, misunderstood, and misguided?

Raised to be the Husband

The look on his face told me that something was seriously not right, which is how even a minor crisis seems to be for him. “What’s up baby.” “My car won’t start.” I threw on my clothes and boots and … Continue reading