Like No One’s Watching

“Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.”~ OSHO


I just LOVED this little guy at last weekend’s bluegrass extravaganza (inside a Hyatt Regency, of all places), who was dancing his wee heart out—stationed front and center—in jig-ready wellies/boots. He paid no attention whatsoever to who else might be watching (and believe me, I was not the only one captivated by his enthusiastically-executed freestyle moves). His lack of inhibition was so refreshing and inspiring.

At what age do we lose that freedom, and when is it time to get it back?

I turn 36 tomorrow, and, if I’m being totally honest, that number catches me a bit by surprise. It’s been mostly a really good year, sprinkled with some moments that were tougher than I could have ever foreseen as well as many moments that were far more magnificent than I ever could have possibly dreamed up. I will find myself celebrating sans family for the first time in forever, which makes me sad, but I also relish the fact that I will be surrounded by a loving, supportive, fun, funny, soulful “family” of Seattle-based folks who are more amazing than I could have envisioned before I surprisingly dropped my finger on this place on the map.

Here’s to a new year of possibility and moving in joy… this lil’ lad reminded me, the beauty of dancing—wild & free—like no one else is watching at all.


The Way Joy Makes You Move



(^Isn’t my home lovely? Sometimes I truly can’t believe my luck at being able to walk two blocks from my apartment to soak in this gorgeous setting.)




{I am off on a rather impromptu trip to Whistler early tomorrow morning. I’m really looking forward to some road trippin’, alfresco fun and the chance to temporarily reboot/unplug. In the light of all the emotion, anger and sadness of these recent days, I am trying to find gratitude for the reminder to cherish what really matters. Perspective seems an understatement. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!}

It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby

I’m on a Friday high over here, distracted by the promise of weekend fun and supposed sun. The fact that my favorite adopted coffee shop dog keeps coming over to snuggle, is making it even harder to focus. (Oh Diva, I just love her. One day, at long last, I will have a dog.)

I LOVE this Week in the Life series Rachel did. So well done and so very fascinating.

I am SO honored by this post Amanda put up yesterday, and I could not agree more:)

Some words for the weekend:
You have to drop all your defenses, only then is intimacy possible. We are all hiding a thousand & one things, not only from others but from ourselves.’~Osho

And, of course, some tunes. Have a great one!

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!