Looking Out Windows

I love looking out windows.From the warmth and safety of my indoor haven, the mystery and unknown of the outdoors is beautiful and almost surreal; I can't feel it's cold, I can't touch its edges, I can't become exposed to its very being.Inside is safe.Inside is comfortable.Inside is where daydreams run wild and your heart longs for something more... to simply go outside.To go outside is to live the adventure your soul tells you is out there, waiting to embrace you. It's not the same embrace as the blankets of safety that enrobe you inside. It's the comfort of the wind at your back, the sun on your face and the knowing whispers of your surroundings singing 'go on; dream, live, there's more for you here.'But going outside; taking that first step is scary.What do I wear, how do I prepare for outside I've come to desire but haven't taken [...]

2018-01-02T02:23:12+00:00

Brave

If you’ve ever taken a personality profile test, you’ve probably stumbled across the part of the configuration process where you are provided a page of seemingly endless characteristics and qualities. Most of the time, you are instructed to either pick the words that most accurately describe you, or to select the words others would use to best describe you. We pick the words we are familiar with—words we have heard before when people have talked about us, characteristics our friends and family mention they admire in us, or even those words we remember our astrological sign being strong in from when we read our horoscope as a kid in some teen magazine. These words probably don’t change much as time goes on—perhaps we add in a word or two down the line from recent accomplishments, or remove a word if we are limited in the number we are allowed to select. While we change as individuals, with variances in interests and [...]

2016-01-05T16:41:00+00:00

Courage: Thailand

Hearing stories have this amazing way of transporting us from eager listeners to supporting characters in the words being brought to life before us. I am currently addicted to the show “Once Upon A Time”. A friend of mine and I are both into the show and can’t get enough of it. It’s to the point where when I sleep at night, I dream about the characters—their lives, stories, where the plot is headed, and I happen to be involved somehow. I’m never a major character, but someone who is around viewing the happenings eager to lend a hand, an ear, or sometimes, even a little magic. Magic, as people say, is all around us. I guess it’s what we view magic to be which varies. The idea of magic can be described as the whimsical beauty in the creation around us. The grand ideas people have, the way they [...]

2014-05-20T22:52:00+00:00