I’m keeping a gratitude journal this month. It’s an ongoing list in my little notebook of what I receive every day. Even though it’s only day four, I’ve racked up quite a few things, some monetary and some not – the discount I got on vegetables from my favorite stand at the market, the email inviting me to present a long-time performance project in a group show at a gallery in New York, the text sent to me this morning with the encouraging words I needed to hear right at that moment. Continue reading “The Life of Seeds: On Gratitude”
2017 has gotten off to a quiet start for me. This is intentional. After returning from New York, I’ve been spending the past week sleeping late, reading my new book (Swing Time by Zadie Smith), doing yoga asanas and meditating, with a little work sprinkled in. As much as my head tells me to launch myself into the new year and push forward with projects, my heart tells me to go slow. I’m listening to my heart. Continue reading “2017: Choosing Connection”
I spent the weekend in Belize City at a 4-day conference held by COC Netherlands for their partnership with LGBT organizations in Belize. COC is working with 16 countries through their newly-initiated PRIDE program (Partnership for Rights, Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality). I was presenting the research I’ve been doing with PETAL over the past few months about lesbian and bisexual women in Belize. The conference was a lot of work and I was very glad to be there. Continue reading “Affirmative: An LGBT Conference in Belize City”
I’ve been living in our little cabin on the farm for a week and a half, and am getting more and more settled every day. The land is absolutely wonderful, and I’m incredibly grateful for the peace of mind this place is providing me. I’m loving all the nature that is right outside my door, the relaxed vibe, and how welcoming the community has been. Continue reading “Unpacking: What We Carry”
One of the things I love about living in Belize is getting to know and becoming friends with Belizeans. The longer I’ve been here, the more I’ve been spending time with Belizean folks I’ve met socially and professionally. I’ve met some really great people and I’m learning a lot about the culture from them, more so from just getting to know them as opposed to asking them tons of questions (not really my style). Continue reading “A Necessary Part: On Vulnerability & Learning A New Culture”
I’ve been quiet on here this week. Things are good, with the perfect amount of busy and chill. Easter is celebrated in Belize for four days, so since Friday there’s been permission to just relax. Which I always appreciate. Continue reading “(Truly) Alright”
Ten days felt incredibly full and incredibly short.
Ten days of seeing the people I love and being loved. Ten days of hugs, laughs, good food and too much wine. Of girl talk and late nights. Of wearing more clothes than I’ve worn in months, borrowing boots and scarves for the blizzard. Of riding the subway three times a day, and not really minding. Continue reading “A Return”
Six months ago, I sat down to write my about page.
I didn’t quite know where to begin. What do I want to write about? What do I have to say? Is this a travel blog?
Is anyone actually going to read it? Continue reading “Blogging In Belize: 6 Months In”
This week finds me in an introspective place. Just a step into the new year, I am still reflecting on the year past and all that I experienced and learned, gathering insight into what was gained and how to build on that. A lot is happening astrologically as well, with Mercury currently in retrograde and the approaching new moon, both in Capricorn. Continue reading “The Fifth House: Mercury Retrograde & New Moon In Capricorn”