Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Content List

// Seeing my friends triumph.

// A gentle awakening.

// Fresh air in my lungs.

// Tiny confidence boosts.

// Understanding that the words will come when they are ready.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Adventures Through A Lens

A recent drive out where the fields and cerulean sky were the only view from the passenger window left my lungs feeling full and my heart ready to burst with happiness.

Big changes have been coming my way recently and now, after taking a few weeks to embrace them I am ready, steady and strong.
Strong on my feet, in my heart and strong in my mind.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

This Week #19 | New Beginnings

I have the opportunity now, the opportunity to grow, see more, do more, be happier.

I suppose, for the most part, this is an opportunity we all have, constantly. It's only after a new beginning, a new chance has blossomed that I really feel it. I can now see the open space, the time and the opportunity.

It's important that I'm scared. And it's important that I acknowledge this feeling and let it gently pass me by with the wind.
I am no weaker for feeling scared.

Standing with two feet on the ground and my head in clouds is feasible - tricky, but feasible.

It's time to be strong. It's time to knock 'em dead.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Links Love #16 | Coffee

// Latte art explained and coffee throwdowns.

// Coffee cups matter.

// The Robotic Future of Pour-Over Coffee.

// Mini La Marzocco for your home.

// A rare collaboration creates a professional shot-puller.

// Pinhole's custom coffee goods.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

A Poem For Today | 11

The universe took its time on you
crafted you precisely
so you could offer the world
something distinct from everyone else
so when you doubt
how you were created
you doubt an energy greater than both of us.

- Rupi Kaur

Thursday, 12 March 2015

For Now

I'm out.
Out of ideas, words, feelings. I appear to have become a little numb.

And that's not always a bad way to be.
It means I've chosen to ignore scraps of negativity that cross my path. It means that, for now, for a little while, I'm less permeable.

And although I am not entirely open and willing, I'm not completely closed either.

I'm just still.
Right now, that seems like a good thing to be.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

This Week #18 | Finally

Walking home from work just as the sun was setting made everything just that little bit brighter, that little bit easier and that little bit sweeter.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Dear March...

Again, I am taken aback by your arrival. I've been waiting but not expecting.
You have a serene aura about you, one I hope to mirror.

March, you call to mind hard work. Looking past doubt to uncover what could be. 
"Keep going. Keep moving. Keep pushing on."

Your pace is much like that of waves: power then peace, force then grace. And for you, I will learn to wait; learn to embrace the force until grace comes forth. Because it will.

I look forward to your escaping mornings. Your light leaks. And the rare opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea outside.

Give us Spring. With crocuses and the opportunity to carry my coat, not wear it.