22 August 2016

Simplify; Be

Banging out ND's new motto.



It occurred to me recently that the way I've been going about constructing my life, I'll end up looking back on my twenties as either a series of nervous breakdowns, or a series of my being on the brink of the same. The thought was not a comforting one.

8 August 2016

Reinvention

Setting up; shaping up; growing up.



A year older, a year wiser. As of Tuesday 02 August 2016, I am now 23 years old. It's a strangely surreal feeling.

How did I get here, I wonder? What have I been doing to this point? Why does it feel so significant? Have I really been around for this long? Wowee, I can't help but muse, I'm practically a wizened hag.
I half expect that next year I'll be burrowing my fingers in my hair in search of elusive greys. That's the funny thing about time--how it's consistency often lends itself to numerous more inconsistencies.

17 July 2016

Sunday Salut: King Solomon's Thoughts On Extreme Behaviour

Contextualizing recent horrifying world events, and realizing the perils of being far-anything.

Feature Image King Solomon on extreme behaviour quote Ecclesiastes 7:16-17
"In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these:
a righteous man perishing in his righteousness
and a wicked man living long in his wickedness.
Do not be overrighteous,
neither be overwise--
why destroy yourself?
Do not be overwicked,
and do not be a fool--
why die before your time?
It is good to grasp the one
and not let go of the other.
The man who fears God will avoid all extremes."

--King Solomon, The Book of Ecclesiastes 7:15-18
Wishing you all a non-extreme week!

#Prayingfortheworld

12 July 2016

The Break | Hashtag, Life

Deconstructing my low period; embracing the ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!


I was pretty sure that I had gotten over the shame that often accompanies an embarrassing moment back when I was a ten-year old girl going through the messy preadolescence that was standard five. My first ever out-and-out cringe experience took place then; I will forever remember it in vivid technicolor.