The bubbling bowl of my emotions quivers On the verge of overflowing An intervention, a sudden reduction in fire Reduces the tension, causing a slight retraction As it gently relaxes. The warmth returns. And she softly rises again. Building again to a quivering state. The ricochet of thoughts Between mild and maddening Never quite erupting And yet never quite extinguishing.


P eace is a most liberating commodity. When silence

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I’ve been thinking and stressing and overthinking about when and where to move my family. I have dissected every risk and cost and played out all the scenarios that could go wrong, and the potential costs if things don’t pan out.
I watched a Ted Talk last week (as you do) about fear setting and the one thing the guy said in the video that stuck with me is that we often analyze what could go wrong if we did something, but often we don’t break down the consequences of what could go wrong if didn’t do something. Ie. If I don’t make this move, what does my life look like 6 months, 1 year, 5 years from now? Let me tell you, that I find terrifying.
I've spent time looking back at points in my career when there were things going on around me that should have phased me, but they didn't mostly because I was willfully ignorant of them. I knew about them but I chose to disengage my thoughts from them and just focus on the work before me, and building myself. In fact I've realized th…