The Meaning of Patience

Since I’m doing this whole exploration of patience, I figured I should know the definition. So I looked it up (as you would expect). Frankly, I don’t know that it captures what I am seeking when I seek patience. pa·tience /ˈpāSHəns/noun the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry orContinue reading “The Meaning of Patience”

Considering Patience

I am not a patient person. Perhaps not the most impatient (although saying that makes my competitive brain wake the fuck up and say “We’ll see about that!”), but I do not like to wait. I suppose people could see this as a result of growing up and living in a Now! Now! Now! culture,Continue reading “Considering Patience”

The End In the Middle Of It All

When you get to the end in the middle of it all and there is still more, so much more, but it’ll be over soon, but you are so tired and you’ll regret this break tomorrow and the next day and over the weekend when you’re trying to get everything back running but right now.Continue reading “The End In the Middle Of It All”

The Worreativity Stone

The stone found me in Greece. Slipped in a pocket; ported over borders and borders and oceans and lands Four smooth grooves (Or two depending on who’s counting) Perfect for the shape of my stubby thumb Cupped neatly in the valley of my palms Taking on the wear and tear that would rip me apartContinue reading “The Worreativity Stone”

What Would You Do If

There’s that old question that is supposed to help you get at what it is in life you really want to be doing. You know the one: What would you do if money were not a problem? There’s a variation on it where success is guaranteed. A few years ago, I came across another question: WhatContinue reading “What Would You Do If”

Hello again

Hello! You’re still here! I hope you haven’t been waiting around for me for… Yeah. Three years. Or at least maybe you went out and had a coffee or something between posts. A few lifetimes have happened since I’ve been away! I gotten a JD, got barred (almost a year now!), traveled through/to seven or eight (nine?)Continue reading “Hello again”

Self Care Is Hard Work

Continuing the previous post and comments and conversations about self-care and managing it I worry about burnout. I don’t worry about it a lot, but I can usually tell when I’m feeling it because that’s when the worry starts to creep in. It’s the preview before the full-on exhaustion. It’s the days/weeks/months of denial thatContinue reading “Self Care Is Hard Work”