Currently // July 2019: Embarking on a Life

“My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.”  ― Rick Bass July wore me out. It chewed me up, used me up, and spit me out disoriented and weak. It took all I… Continue reading Currently // July 2019: Embarking on a Life

Currently // June 2019: Emotion, Past, and Pain

“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”  ― James Russell Lowell Whereas the month of May flew by before I knew it, the month of June seemed to last and last. Perhaps it was because I held so tightly to it. Perhaps it was because there… Continue reading Currently // June 2019: Emotion, Past, and Pain

Currently // May 2019: An Absolutely Miserable Month

“May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.”  ― Marty Rubin This May didn’t feel at all like May should. I usually look forward to the month since it’s the time of year when the weather gets consistently warm and the summer unofficially begins. May is supposed to be the end of the cold, of struggling, of coping, of having to… Continue reading Currently // May 2019: An Absolutely Miserable Month

Currently // April 2019: Showing Myself Some Appreciation

“April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.”  ― T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land April is my favorite month despite its unpredictable weather and its many obligations. In fact, it’s my favorite month because of its unpredictability and its obligations. There may still… Continue reading Currently // April 2019: Showing Myself Some Appreciation

Currently // March 2019: Seeds of Possibility

“March is the Month of Expectation.The things we do not know—The Persons of prognosticationAre coming now—We try to show becoming firmness— But pompous JoyBetrays us, as his first BetrothalBetrays a Boy.”  ― Emily Dickinson, March is the Month of Expectation March has never been a month that carried much weight or meaning for me. There are no… Continue reading Currently // March 2019: Seeds of Possibility

Currently // February 2019: Failures Will Have to Be Accepted

“Why, what’s the matter,That you have such a February face,So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?”  ― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing New Year’s day might fall on January 1st, but February is when the year really begins. It’s when the shock of the calendar change wears off and the work can begin. It’s… Continue reading Currently // February 2019: Failures Will Have to Be Accepted

Currently // January 2019: There’s Still Plenty of Time to Change

The beginning of anything is always the longest part and 2019 is no exception. January has taken so long to conclude that the end managed to sneak up and surprise me. I almost forgot about February. I had begun to believe this month might never end and that my time would never run out. I… Continue reading Currently // January 2019: There’s Still Plenty of Time to Change

Currently // December 2018: This Year’s Past, Present, and the Future

Decembers are strange months. They force us—through our grieving over the last year, our anticipation and expectation for the next, and the celebration of the present with good food, family, and friends—to live fully in all aspects of our lives. The past, the present, and the future. Decembers can be exhausting, sad, and overwhelming, but… Continue reading Currently // December 2018: This Year’s Past, Present, and the Future

Currently // November 2018: The Last Chance Has Passed

Despite, or, more likely, because of, the Thanksgiving holiday and all the planning and prepping, and the time with family, and the time off from work too, November seems to have come and gone faster than any other month this year. It was a bit jarring, and a tad frightening to wake up this morning and realize… Continue reading Currently // November 2018: The Last Chance Has Passed