A couple of days ago I quietly took another turn around the sun. In a lot of ways birthdays are like a ‘reset’ or New Year’s Eve–minus the celebrities in shiny dresses freezing in Times Square without their tea. I want to be more intentional about the way I enter into my late twenties and early thirties, to shake off that wide-eyed what am I doing with my life kind of feeling. I’m not 100% sure it’s possible to shake off, to be honest. I think it may just be a side effect of being alive.
I figured a few affirmations couldn’t hurt–am I becoming that LA person??–and so I pulled together and wrote 28 affirmations for 28. Many of them are from Louise Hay who seems to be the mother of affirmations in the modern age. You don’t have to be 28 to use them and if you find something in the list that resonates with you then you should write it down and post it somewhere you’ll see it daily. After all, we’re hurtling through space on a (relatively) small sphere that’s be around longer than we can ever conceive of, what’s the harm in believing in good vibes?
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It is no secret that I’m obsessed with my friends. Lots of relationships in our lives have value beyond the romantic ones and my friendships have been places where I’ve truly grown into myself. Isabel Norton has said something similar on the topic, that ‘in my friend, I find a second self.’ What a beautiful illustration of love, for indeed there are few feelings that compare to the feeling of finding self. Continue reading
I’m not going to lie, I internally (and probably not so internally…) cringe anytime someone makes a sweeping statement about ‘helping’ ‘Africa’. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with philanthropy or wanting to fill in gaps and help people who may need it. However, so often these statements are blithely made from within a bubble of misguided superiority and an misinformation of how global issue often have local origins. Continue reading
This week I’ll be sharing a few thoughts, encouragements, and maybe a poem or two on the topic of love. Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday and if you have a Valentine then I’m super pumped for you! I’m taking the time to think about love from a macro to micro call to action–beyond chocolate and roses. But I won’t say no to either if you want to send them to me. Continue reading
I wrote this suddenly after an onset of inspiration. It’s weird and raw and honest. In a lot of ways, it’s a love letter. In some it’s a map. Ultimately it is a declaration and realization that I wanted to share with you. Continue reading “the allure of freedom // mercurial musings”