Get creative, y’all

“Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.”~Osho

*Thanks to a LivingSocial deal I scored last fall, I finally attended my first drumming class last night! I was a wee bit nervous as I made the two-bus trek in the rain over to Ballard, but it turned out to be a blast. It took me far out of my comfort zone, which was the whole idea, really, and I found it so liberating. The group was wonderfully warm and welcoming, and I loved being a part of something I’ve for so long admired from afar. I can take an unlimited number of classes in the next month, so I think I’ll type up a whole series of posts on the experience… Loved it. Stay tuned!

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Petal confetti

There have been some really wonderful things about the past week or so. New sights, new people, newfound motivation, reaching out, having that reciprocated, SO. MUCH. SUN. Highlights have ranged from a festival celebrating the Space Needle’s 50th birthday and a free in-store concert honoring Record Store Day to alfresco meals and margaritas beside docked boats and dangling strings of twinkly lights. I saw the Gaugin exhibit at the SAM, I hiked along the beach on a most perfect April day, and I saw a hilarious musical (“First Date”) that reminded me just how fun theater outings can be. I’ve caught glimpses of summer (yeeha! So close!), and it gets me beyond excited for what’s to come.

Yet, still, there is an underlying current of tension right now that is starting to rear its head in subtle yet nagging ways. My health feels slightly compromised on several levels (I never know how much of this is exacerbated by the mind), and I am trying my best to manage this anxiety before it does permanent damage.

Weekend loveliness!

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Perfume Genius (above), bustling Seattle Center, delicious Duke’s and sun-soaked Pike Place (below)

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Even though I currently feel like shouting this desperately into the streets:

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I am trying to find and relish magical moments like these: An alleyway cafe where a busker’s acoustic guitar whisks me away to Europe. Ethereal light rays sneaking their way through dancing branches. The joyous beats of a steel drum, as cherry blossom petals blow down like parade confetti and land on the musician’s colorful beanie cap. I must look for this wonder. We must. It’s out there if only we open our eyes.

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“Nothing can be delicious when you are holding your breath.”~Anne Lamott

Truth


“When you’re always trying to conform to the norm, you lose your uniqueness, which can be the foundation for your greatness.”~Dale Archer

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Happy Earth Day!

How did you spend yours?

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Planes, boats and automobiles

Watching the Lake Union activity, yet again. My second home. This blue today is divine. Happy weekend!

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How’s your maƱana looking?

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”~Henry Ward Beecher

HAPPY Friday, friends.

Get thee to the water

Morning voices of homesickness and life direction doubts, begone. My afternoon=water ahhhh (medicine for me, without fail), a playful seal sighting, a cute coffee shop, a promising work connection, a new neighborhood exploration, kind people, Vitamin D (thank the lordy the weather reports here are SO often wrong!), a vibrant bayside park, dog spotting, jogger dodging, the return of hopefulness. Oh! And I saw an elderly man doing tricks on his skateboard, and it kind of made my day… It’s the little things, eh:)?

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