Just wanted to share one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
With the weather getting nicer I am noticing that I have a little spring in my step. I feel happier and energized since I no longer have to deal with trudging through the horrible Boston snow. I often find myself walking to work humming a tune, or even dancing while doing the dishes. Music for me is always tied to time, places and the seasons. Since I was a little kid I can always remember the music that played at important events, or even what my dad I listening to while spending quality time together. Over the years music has given me a sense of comfort and joy. I wanted to share what I have been listening to lately. . . Enjoy!
1. Feist-Honey Honey
2. The Beatles-Here Comes the Sun
3. Patty Griffin-Useless Desires
4. Joni Mitchell-Carey
5. Florence + The Machine- Rabbit Heart (Raise it up)
6. The Wailin’ Jennys-Mona Louise
8. Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins-You are what you love
9. Bob Marley-Sun is Shining
10. Paul Simon-Graceland
11.The Faint-Southern Belles in London Sing
12. Heather Masse-High Heeled Woman
13. Lay Low-By and By
Monday, May 9, 2011
Had such a wonderful, yet hectic weekend with the family; so this won’t be all-that exciting of an entry. Now that I am finally home, tonight is all about relaxing! There is nothing like climbing into bed on a rainy spring evening; lighting a candle and putting on the softest sweat pants. The scent of Baies transports me to another place. Isn’t it interesting how the smell of something can bring you to another place and or time? When I close my eyes and breathe in the aroma of the mixture of black-currant and garden roses, I can’t help but get lost in dreams of traveling to a far off destination. Imagining being free in a field of flowers with the sun beaming down and the breeze wrapping itself around me. The fragrance of sumptuous Parisian flowers and sweet fruit lingers in my nostrils. Until next time!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
For those of you who know me, you know that I graduated from college two years ago-and instantaneously began working at a homeless shelter. I never paused to really think about my life and what I wanted for it. I was interested in human behavior and thought that working at a wet shelter would present as an excellent learning opportunity. But really, I just plunged right in, into a very stressful career. It has been a heart-wrenching experience at times. Working at a shelter can take it's toll out of you physically and emotionally. Truthfully, I still don't think I know how to handle all the negativity. Sometimes a day can be so stressful that a pint of cookie dough ice-cream seems like the best course of action. It only seems like yesterday that this journey began, but in other ways it seems like a decade.
But like I said-NO MORE COMPLAINING. I am going to graduate school in the fall, and making other life changes. Now I must have an open heart and open mind so other things can fall into place. I wanted to start this blog to take some of the monotony out of everyday life; and get back into things that interest me as well as spark a light inside of me.
Today I watched a little girl at work. She was so curious about everything around her and her happiness and laugher were seriously contagious. What would it it like to be five years old again? To really have no idea what would lay ahead of me in life? What I realized today is that I am still just like that five year old; I just have lost some of that zest and curiosity. I won't take that.
After the work day was over I took a long walk home and really enjoyed spring's arrival! All the colors are so bright and invigorating this time of year. How lucky am I to live in such a beautiful city? Until next time! Ciao!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
So I am going to attempt to blog. I have never understood the whole idea of blogging. People commenting on what they do? Doesn't that seem a bit too much like twitter? In my attempt to understand the purpose behind this whole phenomenon, I want to try myself. The idea of doing this was sparked by how melancholoy I have felt lately. I don't mean this to be "oh poor me".....but I am 24 and life is a bit lackluster right now. I am challenging myself to stop complaining, and look all around me for the beauty in the world. I am going to attempt to write about all the beauty that surrounds me. So is there anyone else out there that wants to join my complain less, open your eyes more challenge? Saddle up baby!