New Year, New Word

As you may (or may not, if this is your first visit to my blogosphere) know, I gave up New Year’s Resolutions a few years ago. I decided it was time to stop changing things about myself and start challenging myself to simply be better. Each year I choose a word that will become a mantra,Continue reading “New Year, New Word”

I Don’t Know About You…

I don’t know about you, but whenever a horrific tragedy, like what took place this weekend in Orlando…my city, takes place it’s hard for me to collect my thoughts. If my thoughts could be seen they’d look like this… ANGER SADNESS PRAYER WHY GOD back to ANGER a little more SADNESS And when I sitContinue reading “I Don’t Know About You…”

Having a Moment

I was recently described by someone as “busy…in a good way.” As in, always working, always going, always doing, always trying. I do think of that as a good thing. I like to stay busy. I like to think of new projects to try, new songs to write, new blogs to post, new Instagram challengesContinue reading “Having a Moment”

Fear and Hatred in America

I am baffled. I am disillusioned. I’m super confused. And there’s one word that can sum up all my feelings…TRUMP. Someone please explain to me what the actual hell is happening in our country right now? How can anyone get behind the hate-mongering that Donald Trump has been spreading since the beginning of his campaign.Continue reading “Fear and Hatred in America”

What’s Your Word?

The past is very important. Of course it is! It’s the path we’ve taken to get to where we are today. There is value in the past. Value in learning from the mistakes we’ve made (and we’ve made mistakes.) Value in celebrating the magic we’ve experienced (and there sure was some magic!) I’m someone whoContinue reading “What’s Your Word?”

Finding Inspiration

I’m a pretty inspired person. I find inspiration in music. I find it in movies. I find it in books and blogs and friendships and in daily quiet time with God. Out here in California I find it when simply gazing at the sunshiney sky or a perfectly placed palm tree. But sometimes the wellContinue reading “Finding Inspiration”

The Beach is My Dream, the Ocean…My Nightmare

I love the beach. Perhaps you follow me on Instagram. If you don’t…come on over: @nerdinthesand. But if you do then you know without a shadow of a doubt just how deep my love for the beach runs. It is a physical representation of the happiest place I could ever imagine being. I feel calmContinue reading “The Beach is My Dream, the Ocean…My Nightmare”

What I Feel vs. What I Know

I’ve been reading Jamie Tworkowski’s, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, book called If You Feel Too Much. And I’ve been taking my time with it. Every page I read, I feel like I need to savor it because there are gorgeous profound truths in the pages of this book. Things that JamieContinue reading “What I Feel vs. What I Know”

The Nerd Returns to the City

“Well… I didn’t expect that!” I was so sure that the tears I’d cried over leaving New York were because deep down I wanted to go back. I wanted my life back. I wanted what was familiar and what had become “normal” for years. But there I was, back in the bright lights and IContinue reading “The Nerd Returns to the City”

My Beauty Is Fleeting, My Worth Everlasting

I rarely look in the mirror and think… “I am beautiful.” I look in the mirror and think “I have something on my face.” “I neeeeed to lost 15 pounds immediately.” “Maybe I should just wear a bag today, nothing else seems to be working.” But beautiful? It’s a rare occasion when I think thatContinue reading “My Beauty Is Fleeting, My Worth Everlasting”