6 Months, 10 goals.
So, when I decided to move to India, I thought, "6 Months?! Six months to have free time to do all sorts of stuff for just me?!" I had a plan all mapped out. I was going to learn to cook, since my previous level of skill was burning spaghetti-o's. Plus we lived in India! I could learn how to use the local spices and get over my fear of the chili pepper. I was going to learn sign language,...
All The World's A Stage
All The World's A Stage-
I've been dancing, singing, acting, making art and telling stories
since I was 4 years old. When I saw my parents going through a divorce
at such a young age, performing was a perfect opportunity to express
myself in a healthy way. When I was doing any of these things I didn't
have to think about how dad was never home and when he was, how I was
terrified of him. At...
Kicking Fear to the Curb
Since returning from India I have discovered that few things scare me anymore. Which frankly is fantastic. The further away I get from my experience in a third world country, the more I realize how much I took for granted before I left. Drinkable water and a workable sewage systems are not often the topic of conversation here in the States. Over there, it was a daily struggle to obtain drinkable...
Watch Your @#$%ing Mouth
I was in the 8th grade and I had invited two friends from elementary school over to hang out. We decided to watch a movie and I had remembered that we left it in my bedroom. As I picked up the video cassette (before the streamlined DVD ever existed), it fell from my hand and landed edge down on my foot. I had a total out of body experience in the same way that little Ralphie did in "A Christmas...