Be Brave

http://brave.sarabareilles.com And while pity party’s sometimes have to be thrown, I have found the best way to knock myself out of them is with a good ol’ fashioned dance party.

Oh hey, here I am

I took a long and unexpected hiatus.  I finished my graduate program and can now return to the real world as a certified and educated adult-ish. I have been on a literal high for the past two weeks. Anyone who has had the misfortune of asking me “so how are you doing?” has heard how … Continue reading

emerging from the abyss…

I just finished a two week summer course. It was one of the best classes I have ever had, but I am undoubtedly tired. I am also excited about the possibilities of free time. In addition to the class with its avalanche of readings and papers, I have two internships with radically different purposes. I … Continue reading

come home.

I have been thinking about home. and what it means to me. Today I did a clean up at a mobile home park in Waterbury. The site had not been thoroughly cleaned since Irene hit and they were preparing for families to resettle in the land. The site was littered with debris, broken foundations, misplaced … Continue reading

why so sensitive.

I attend a graduate program that prides itself on its focus on social justice. sometimes it can feel overwhelming as I struggle with my own limitations in knowledge and self-awareness. Other times it is incredibly powerful as I become more aware of the dominant paradigms in our society and feel that I am developing the … Continue reading

too many good things…

Originally posted on the pieces:
Ashley, 25, Burlington And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same…

you know what I mean?

so I’ve been having this conversation with friends lately and so I thought I would share it with you, blog world. how do you breakup with a friend? it is just one of those weird relationships were the rules are not so simple. If I were dating my partner and I start to realize that … Continue reading

how do I talk to you without talking to you

This summer I learned I was an introvert. I would’ve never thunk it, but one of my professors shown some light on this for me. The pieces really all started coming together and I have to say it was incredibly LIBERATING. I was starting to get tired. Like life tired, of talking to people and … Continue reading

avoiding #adultproblems

I’m having an “I want to be Meryl Streep day.” It’s a new thing, I made it up. How does one celebrate this day? It’s quite simple, actually. First I have a sucky day. Then google search images of meryl streep. finally, realize that this is who I want to be. It is somewhat difficult … Continue reading