Transition


When all the hype feels meaningless (and other New Year's reflections)

When all the hype feels meaningless (and other New Year's reflections)

This time of year is full of people reflecting, planning, resolving and attempting to change their lives for the better. Oh my gracious do I ever understand the motivation. There are some things in my life that absolutely have to change.

Returning home from Christmas in Nova Scotia

Returning home from Christmas in Nova Scotia

Christmas is a lot of work and energy - the food, gifts, decorations. And for our family, scattered as we are across eastern Canada, Christmas also means hosting out-of-town family. Though I've enjoyed hosting Christmas in previous years, this year going to my parents was an incredible gift.

Landing in Berkeley California

Landing in Berkeley California

Life feels like a gauntlet sometimes of decisions and relationship stresses, social commitments, text notifications, and traffic. I just need a break. I can't escape all the necessary work of life, but as much as possible I'm going to carve out a time here in Berkeley that is restorative and restful. I'm going to take a vacation.

Some photos of the city in October

Some photos of the city in October

It takes time. This is a truth I think about a lot, in fact it's probably one of the most dominant "truths" in my daily cognitive wanderings.

Skiing on the Schedule ~ When Dreams Come True

Skiing on the Schedule ~ When Dreams Come True

We had a dream to ski with our kids but we weren't sure how how our resources of time, money, and location could be stretched and finagled to make this a reality.

The New Normal is Flux

The New Normal is Flux

As much as I have resisted this in the past, flux, more than ever, is my reality.

Did I Mention our Life is Crazy Sometimes?

Did I Mention our Life is Crazy Sometimes?

I know, from experience, it doesn't stay this way. This moment of craziness does not define my life. This flux and change, and creative problem solving, is part of the package of creating the life we want for our family.