I am often bursting with thoughts.  I love to read, discuss, explore, and more. I’ve always wanted one place to document my thoughts, my readings, my learning and the ideas that bloom from these magical combinations. It’s a scary and vulnerable thing.  I’ve started and stopped, privately, over the years.

Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life.  Research shows that perfectionism hampers success.” – Brene Brown

I don’t want to be a blogger, I don’t need a following, I just want one place to keep track of what I’m learning and how it changes over time.  In my bolder, more confident moments it seems unfair to keep this to myself; in my scared moments it paralyzes me to document something that might look stupid or naive, if not now, maybe later.

I recognize my occhiolism – the awareness of the smallness of my perspective, and the beauty in knowing this.  I am a sample size of 1.  In America.  In the 2000’s.  From a Christian background.  What do I know about anything? But I recognize that, and I’ll speak my truth, not to convince anyone, but only to share.

Also, a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self Reliance:  “Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — ‘Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.’ — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”


this was taken on my iphone in December 2015, in the Everglades in Florida.