More than straight lines.

  Yesterday, when we were driving home from my brother’s swim meet, we dropped by this little restaurant that looked like nothing more than a deli. We walked in to find out that they specialized in mediterranean food. If you have read my post on my hummus recipe, you’ll understand my love for that particular…

Words.

“Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Bullshit. Sticks and stones break skin, but Words can break the heart and soul. It’s as easy as a wrong step on the sidewalk with a slight pain that vanishes, but Words can linger. A forgotten wrong step versus an everlasting phrase….

Being a Woman.

You look at yourself in the mirror and it begins. You pick at your face and poke your tummy. You suck air into your lungs hoping your ribs will show. You turn at different angles and think maybe you look decent from at least one, but you don’t. There’s pain in your eyes, but it’s…

The Countryside.

  I was studying outside on Sunday and couldn’t help but pause to write this. If you’re wondering what the Estonian countryside feels like, this is it.   The sun creates a blanket on me as I sit on the bench. The breeze brings the sweet, sweet smell of cake from inside the house. Sounds…

Flowers&Weeds

The sun kisses your cheeks leaving them tinted like a cherry blossom. Your lungs fill with the sweet..sweet tender air. You can hear Spring giggling in the breeze, waiting to show herself. Brother Winter, a time for taking stock, closing doors, and hibernating thoughts. You realize so much within you that has grown like flowers…

There is so much more…

I promise I haven’t neglected my blog on purpose; let’s just say life gets in the way and I’ve been at a loss for words lately. Not in the sense that emotions have ceased to come through me, but that attempting to compose them into a writing has seemed impossible. After what seems like a…

Memories.

What are the purpose of memories? What are they supposed to make us feel?   A memory can tickle your heart as a familiar song plays. Just the tune of the song can send your mind into the depths of another time. A memory can pour water into the crescents of your eyes as you…

This is me.

The grey mist falls from the sky like a heavy blanket of emotion. The sun is not gone only lingering behind not far. Creating a scene of stillness. An inspiration of mindfulness breathes into you. Not of sadness or pain, but of mindful thoughts. Days like this are reminders to turn inwards. To ourselves. “Be…

The forest of power.

There’s many things I forget and one of those things is that nobody, but yourself, can make your life for you. This sounds pretty obvious, doesn’t it? Well, I think it’s the simplest of things that we lose sight of. The past few days, I have felt completely unmotivated and stuck. It wasn’t just the…

Slooooooow down.

As I write this, there is a man in the apartment below that is drilling SO loudly that there is no room in our apartment to escape the sound. It literally sounds like he is drilling in my ear. No exaggeration. However, things in life aren’t always comfortable even if that means listening to magnified…

Accepting your demons.

This blog is all about being real and genuine. There’s no being superficial, fake, or telling my readers things I don’t truly believe in or feel myself. This blog is raw and pure. On that note, today was a very raw and revealing day. It started out quiet and blissful as most mornings do with my…

A False Sense of Control.

It’s so strange how my plan for this blog was to write consistently, but instead it has become random bursts of NEEDING to write my thoughts. It’s about 9:37 PM, I just finished my last bite of dark chocolate, I’m wrapped up in my insanely soft white blanket, and I have the worst cough I have…