Posts tagged happiness


Now that Phoenix is two months old (!), I’m learning a lot about efficiency. The moment he’s deep asleep napping, I get laundry done, take a super quick shower, and if I’m lucky, get some me-time (like this blog post).

Some days are more unpredictable than others. Phoenix will wake up screaming in the middle of sleeping, or is super fussy and hard to get him to calm down. He’s overstimulated or too tired to go to sleep.

When I don’t know what he wants, I feel the most helpless. Read More


“Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise”

The Beatles – Blackbird

I’ve always loved this song (minus the bird chirps!) and it was one of the first I learned to play on the guitar. The lyrics are so simple, but some combination of the guitar and the melody just bring so much more meaning to it.

I first heard it during a time in my life where I wasn’t happy with where I was, but was at a turning point to start moving towards the life I wanted to live. As I started to learn it on the guitar, it became another turning point for me to move towards creativity and allow myself to do what makes me happy.

Lately I’ve been feeling burnt out and exhausted. I realized I wasn’t happy with where I was again and I needed to take a step back. I needed to reset. Read More

On being happy

My friends over at Metastate Movement, Maryn and Darrée, came to visit a few months ago as part of a project they are working on. They’ve been posting snippets of interviews they’ve had along the way, of others who are rewriting the dream.

Here’s my story:



I encourage you to check out the rest of their blog. Many insightful conversations and inspiration on rewriting the dream can be found there.