Birding: Red-Tailed Hawk

One day, I had a really nice camera for five minutes. I then took a picture. And here is the picture. The end. • • • • • Okay, but really, Red-Tailed Hawks are beauties. I took this picture only moments before this fella swooped down and tore a squirrel to shreds. (Disclaimer – I love squirrels and the…

Your Story Is Worth Telling

Talking about relationships is a hairy task, and when I say hairy, I don’t mean that it entails a surplus of follicles and whatnot, rather, it can be a very sensitive and difficult topic to discuss. Because relationships are ever present around us, scaling the walls of our social media feeds, staring us down in…

Nameless Grove

In a nameless grove Surrounded in a sea Of green and gold Two eyes steal My gaze – observing. I am but a restless Traveler, wondering Waiting, watching In return, And I See we are one In the same, Curious of the other’s Existence, story, destination – Purpose. Crows continue their gaggle And caw around…

First Day of School

As I sit in the parking lot waiting to go inside the building, I’m feeling all sorts of things: Scared, anxious, excited, eager, ready, unprepared, overwhelmed, and uncertain. But then I’m reminded that the success of this school and these children doesn’t rest on my shoulders alone. I am not alone. Deciding to go back…

Conviction vs. Guilt: From Legalism to Freedom

When I was younger, I found that I compared myself to those around me. Being quiet, reserved, highly impressionable and a devout perfectionist, I was left feeling inadequate, a failure, and ultimately guilty more often than not. Why guilty you ask? Well because I couldn’t live up to my own personal expectations and the expectations…