Out of the Fog…Into the Cold

I ventured out of my sanctuary today, to head to Inverness and Culloden Moor. I was a bit nervous leaving on a whim, but I decided that it was time to be brave. Usually I am well prepared, and by that I mean, Eagle Scout prepared!  However, in an effort to step out of my…

Stepping Out of the Fog

Reset Button Redux… Before I left Colorado, my dear friend kept asking me, “So, when are you going to get excited?”.  I didn’t have an answer.  I could feel that something was wrong, I just couldn’t put my finger on it.  Another friend suggested that it might take me a few days to unwind before…

Ctrl + Alt + Del

It is Christmas Eve in Fort Augustus… I must say that the first few days in Scotland have been rather interesting in that I haven’t left the apartment, except to go to the local grocery or snap a few pictures.  I didn’t think much of my introversion at first.  But, by day three, I started…

Be willing to get it wrong…

“That is what science is about, you have to be willing to get it wrong!  Einstein worked on his theory of relativity for forty years before he got it and he had it long before that, he just followed a different path that took him away from the answer.  Calm down Jen, it is about…

Excitement…and then

Super stoked about my ability to stay on track with writing and finally making a commitment to move forward with the trip, I dove into the romanticism of planning.  The excitement was tangible and contained the certain fuel I needed to purchase tickets and lodging.  Unfortunately, my head was about to be swiftly and strategically…

The Challenge

“I’ve got a challenge for you, post two blogs a week until you go.”  This was my friend, Dan’s challenge for me after I confessed that I was considering purchasing airfare to Scotland, on the notion that getting away from the daily grind would give me the much needed respite to reconnect with the world…

I Rise

06:15 8.13.16 I didn’t sleep well last night, my brain couldn’t get quiet. It’s been eight years since I was in this neck of the woods.   I didn’t know what to expect from making this journey. But, so far, feelings abound like the files of a fragmented computer. Bits and pieces of old sentiments…

Both/And

A disease? A choice? Or… Both/And?

An academic essay discussing the ever changing perceptions around alcoholism and addiction.

Gradual Awakening

A quick story about shifts in perception and embracing the authenticity of self.

Ready? Here we go…

One day sitting in my office, I decided I had a lot to say about random things.  I realized I had opinions that I wanted to write about.  I wanted to share my crazy ideas with the world.  I wanted to ramble about my dreams and I wanted to post about my disasters.  All in…