Reigniting Joy

Reigniting Joy

My trauma led me to understand emotions in a one-dimensional way: “bad”.  They do come in two forms of “bad” though.  There are emotions that are a bit uncomfortable, but tolerable.  I can power through them and still function even if I am exhausted at the end of the...
Living in Defiance

Living in Defiance

Photo credited to Dave Parrish Photography I was inspired this weekend.  When you hear what I was doing, it won’t be surprising.  This weekend was my favorite weekend of the year in Richmond, Virginia.  We hold a festival which is truly spectacular.  The Richmond Folk...
The Pain of Freedom

The Pain of Freedom

I am processing through some serious shit today.  I have an hour until my blog is supposed to be posted.  I have spent the entire morning staring at the page only to write 326 words.  That’s not even true.  I have spent the entire morning staring at the page AND...
Waltzing Into Life

Waltzing Into Life

(photo courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Richmond) I danced this weekend.  For anyone who knows me well, this is not surprising.  I have always loved to dance.  I have taken ballroom dancing classes off and on since I was in high school.  I will go out of my way...