Tuesday, August 23, 2011

something to tickle your ears

Everything about this makes me happy. I listen to it at least once a day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

where I am

I hate using the "I'm too busy" excuse. It is SO lame and pretentious. I know how I feel when people use it against me, I know how it sounds and I hate that I am doing that right now.

I'm not gonna lie, I do love being busy...but it really has been a challenge over the past few weeks not to fall back on those three words.
I know I have only been in this new role for a few weeks, but I am already reaping so many benefits of this unique community we have formed in the heart of this city. I have been so blessed with new friendships, honest conversation and genuine interest from people in my same stage of life. I have already been learning new things about the way I deal with things and feel like I am more in tune with myself than I have ever been.

But I am also in a constant balancing struggle between my existing responsibility and my new, Fellows-relates ones. I made the hard call not to resume leading my Girl Scout troop this year because I don't feel like I will be able to give the sweet girls the attention they deserve. I love the new aspects of my life, but that makes me sad every time I think about it.

This week we start leading small groups for inner-city kids through Just Lead at the Emerald Youth Foundation. We began classes last week and I am so pleased with how we all mesh in a classroom setting  and how I feel so "heard."

In (literally) other news, my second story in the News Sentinel came out today!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

toe tappin' good times

prepare to have this in your head all day. happy wednesday!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

troy and abed in the morning!

life has been a bit of a whirlwind the past few weeks. until I sit down for a full update, here is something to tide you over...