A Personal Update, Spring '16

Sharing your writing with the world is exposing business. It's a vulnerable pursuit, but I wouldn't have it any other way. This creative outlet has done me well, and if I can encourage even one person to feel like they are enough or that they are capable of pursuing their own creativity or passions, I would consider myself a wealthy woman.

My husband, Luke, mentioned recently that I change quickly and, man, is he right. I'm always up to new (to others possibly strange) things so I thought it was time for a personal update.

This weekend we got to play in the beautiful Maple Leaf neighborhood where we recently purchased our first home! We will be homeowners in our beloved North Seattle?! This miracle alone makes me believe anything is possible. If you are looking to buy in this wildly competitive market, we found your realtor for you. Our realtor, Kristin, is simply the best and has helped us achieve our dream of purchasing in Seattle.

I have been working on getting plastic out of our kitchen for a variety of reasons. I've found some cost-effective strategies for switching over and am researching long-lasting, environmentally-conscious products to purchase gradually. Let me know if you are interested in hearing more about my grand plastic purge, and I'll elaborate on the process for you.

In addition to ridding my house of some things, I am embracing other things. Gray hairs. Gray areas. It all feels unexpectedly healing and cleansing. For one, I'm growing out my natural hair color which includes some wild gray hairs. (Liberating and exposing. It feels like a theme.) I haven't decided if I'm going to try a balayage techinique using the natural hair color I previously used or go cold turkey and deal with the awkward grow-out process . Any thoughts or related experiences? Please share!

In a previous post I mentioned having questions about spirituality. This matter has been uncomfortable for me. I like to feel informed and decide on everything without hesitation. What a tall order when it comes to meaning and existence, right? I've been studying Buddhism and branches of Christianity. I hope this is just the beginning of a lifelong study on religion and spirituality. Do you have any books I should add to my list?

Thank you for sharing in bits and pieces of this wild transformation ride I'm on, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on these topics or anything else!

Peace, lovingkindness, and hugs as you embrace the uncertainty of life!

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