Twenty Seven

Today is my last day as a 26-year-old. I will never experience this age ever again. By tomorrow morning at approximately 8:20 a.m., I will officially be 27. Birthdays shouldn’t feel like a surprise. We know exactly when they are. It’s one of the few events we can mark on our calendars every year for eternity. And yet, each one seems to sneak up on me. I get wrapped up in the busyness of life and the days go by quickly. Summer cools into fall, fall loses its beauty to winter, winter hangs around for much too long, then spring […]

A Very Good Place to Start

As Julie Andrews famously sang, “Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start.” I’ve attempted this start many times over many months. Normally the start is easy for me. A little too easy. I get swept up in the excitement of starting a new journey. Of taking that leap in pursuing a new path. I have a vision in my head of what I want to happen and I’m ready to roll. But then something changes. What felt so easy and fun starts to feel like a chore. My path and progress doesn’t look the way […]