Wednesday, January 23, 2013

breathe think drink

a poem by rachael:

lavender oil drips into
cold lunar bowls, exhale

darkness scatters from bare toes
warriorlike air rings
vibrating over sitar chatter
silence lunges forward
childlike forehead creases
relax, go inwardly down

a poem by kelcey:

Fake are our surroundings
Distant are our thoughts
Disguised are our exits
Flipped are we
and our brains, in knots,
Thinking in waves
that erode our reality
from beneath our feet

a poem by hillary:

cold counter, warm cup of tea.
 thinking, reminiscing, worrying.
a homesick wanderlust, yes-
relax, sip the nectar.
where do i go from here?

misty retinas, queasy stomach,
"i can't sleep," silently whispered.
a simple elegance between
crisp sheets, blurred dreams.
when will i see you?

i'm ready.

in peace,

Saturday, January 12, 2013

2013 (part 3)

2012 was an..interesting year for me. Through many trials and tribulations that I faced, I realized that there are a lot of things in my life that I am both pleased with and things in my life that need to be changed. Some of these things are external in the way that I go through life, and yet, some of these things are internal and will take quite a while to change. I have been brainstorming quite a few resolutions that I'm hoping with the help of the other IndieAttic ladies, I will be able to stick to these resolutions.

1. Actually play my guitar on a regular basis.

2. Yoga. Yoga Yoga. (Maybe actually put my mat to good use instead of having it chill in my closet)

3. Find time to find God. Reconnect with the things that make me who I am.

4. Surround myself with friends in face-to-face conversations, not social media conversations.

5. Correctly learn how to rock climb!

6. Read 50 books.
7. Start a healthy work out routine and get in better shape for me, not for society.
 start the next chapter of life out right.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

love today

today I went to shave my legs and then I realized I didn't have the time. too many things to do.
this is what happened today. 

1) packed all of my 'teacher' clothes and scrambled to find an outfit (and yelled at my mom in the process, sorry madre, love ya)
2) went to elementary school for the last day and was given a beautiful "we will miss you" poster from my students. Gotta love 5th and 6th grade Learning Support! 

3) read some The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist-Fight in Heaven, prose about life on an Indian Reservation. 
4) conversation during science class today:
Teacher: "To build muscle, you need to eat food high in..."
Student 1- "cornsyrup"
Teacher: "No, you couldn't be further from the answer"
Student 2- "elevation!"
Teacher: "No, you can eat your food down low too"
Student 3- "cholesterol?"
Teacher: "Uh, no. Guys, please. Don't just spew out the first phrase that
comes into your mind! You are not even thinking!" 

5) watched some Spanish television to practice mi idioma. 
6) helped my dad fix the brakes in his Jeep. who knew brakes are controlled by fluid? I sure didn't. And power steering liquid... look at me go. 
7) finished packing my room away to move into the indieattic2.0 (get excited!!)
8) ate all the green peppers in the fridge.  
9) read about the 14th amendment and read this good article
10) nice breathing meditation yoga to end the day. ooommmm

love today, 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

sleepless sounds

cold counter, warm cup of tea.
thinking, reminiscing, worrying.
one part homesick, the other wanderlust.
where is home?

black sky, white snow-glittering.
number three on the TV.
hoping, praying, longing.
how many more?

misty retinas, queasy stomach.
time stands still, the clock ticks.
"i can't sleep," silently whispered.
when will i see you?

blurred dreams, scattered ambitions.
faith in a crooked smile.
gather thoughts, find a path.
where do i go from here?

i'm ready.


Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 (part 2)

Hopefully we can get Kelc and Meg to post their resolutions, too :)

2012 was by far the best year of my life.  a lot of bad things happened, a lot of good things happened; i learned, i cried, i smiled, i struggled, i laughed, i wandered, i wondered, and most importantly i rediscovered. 2013 will be the year when i put into action all of the things i learned in 2012 but haven't necessarily acted upon as of yet. i would love to better my mind, body and soul in order to create a consistent happy aura for myself and those around me. here are the overall goals:

1. journal daily

2. find a positive outlook even when i'm surrounded by negativity

3. eat more fruits and vegetables

4. work out to get the stress out

5. let go of my feelings of fear and failure

6. work harder on relationships with friends and family

7. take a yoga class (or teach one)

8. set aside an hour each day to breathe, relax, & reflect

9. learn to play at least 10 songs on the guitar

10. read all of the bible


Thursday, January 3, 2013


Even worse than the discussion of New Year's Resolutions are the complaints of those who don't believe in NYR. So you don't have to worry about either, I made a Resolution list for your eyes more than for the content because, honestly, who really cares about what I have to say (blog post for another day)

Rachael's 2013 Resolutions

1. practice yoga for my mind as well as my body
2. finish my Chile reflection journal
3. drink more tea

4. work out for natural energy
Doing push ups in this position is killer for the obliques! Aim for 30 reps on each side daily. Tone your arms and your abs.
5. complain less, even if Im just complaining about others complaining :)

6. find places and people to practice my Spanish communication

7. turn my millions of poetry/lyrics into songs on the guitar
Picasso's Guitar, Sheet Music, and Wine Glass
8. eliminate 1/3 of my possessions (mainly clothing and those strange things I pick up from goodwill)

9. write more letters to friends and family
love letters
10. make sunday the sabbath (go to church here/pittsburgh) and state parks

those are just what come to mind,