Trust the Process (pt 14): The finale (or the beginning)

Three years ago, almost to the day, I was sitting on a bed just like this one. Same ugly, motel-like comforter and surprisingly puffy pillows, the same blank off-white walls. But it's not the same bed, it's not the same room, and I'm not the same person. On that day in 2010, I felt forlorn … Continue reading Trust the Process (pt 14): The finale (or the beginning)

Words in image: Three years of work in a wordle

Oh, this is fun - and fascinating! This is a Wordle (wordle.net) of the almost 70,000 words of my thesis and memoir. (For a clearer version click on the image, this will take you to Wordle.) I like this one even better:

Trust the Process (pt 13): Seeing the End of the Road

On August 16th, 2010 I wrote my first Trust the Process post. It was the beginning of my graduate school journey. Tomorrow I begin the end. My last semester. The one when I pull together everything I have learned over the past three semesters into one piece of writing (well, two, actually) so it can … Continue reading Trust the Process (pt 13): Seeing the End of the Road

Authentic Voice Project/Trust the Process: O is for “O” Moon (Speaking your Full Self)

For redefinition, I was thrown back to myself, to my inner knowing… Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit The Authentic Voice Project: Week 15 (Full Moon)/Trust the Process (Part 12) O is for "O" (Full, Whole) Moon I write this from the cool (-ish) basement of the library at Goddard College. I'm here for the … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project/Trust the Process: O is for “O” Moon (Speaking your Full Self)

Trust the Process (part 11): Re-turning

On the eve of my fourth residency at Goddard College as a IMA-TLA student (Individualized Masters in Transformative Language Arts), I am sitting on the upper level of a gym as my son and two dozen other miniature humans are noisily jumping, swinging, rolling, and springing below me. Might as well be another planet from … Continue reading Trust the Process (part 11): Re-turning

Trust the Process (pt 10): Hiding

My natural inclination is to introversion. I usually choose to be alone rather than in a crowd. However, at my first two Goddard College's residencies for the Individualized Master's program I went against my own grain. I squeezed in around full lunch tables, joined in conversations in lounges, and laughed over movie showings late (for … Continue reading Trust the Process (pt 10): Hiding

Trust the Process (pt 9): The Body Knows

As I enter the final week of my first year of graduate school I wonder if, as all Goddard College advisors urge, I have truly trusted the process? This semester has been a rough one time-wise, emotionally and physically. Those of you who have kept up with this blog over the last couple of years … Continue reading Trust the Process (pt 9): The Body Knows

Trust the Process, pt. 8: I Am Matter

"Are those really concepts? Aren't they aspects of a woman's life?" (Referring to the Triple Goddess: Maiden, Mother, Crone) "What it means to be a woman? Don't you mean what it IS to be a woman?" "Don't YOU matter?" ... "Yes, I do matter. I matter. I AM matter." And so go conversations at Goddard … Continue reading Trust the Process, pt. 8: I Am Matter

Trust the process, pt 7 (Everything is connected, 2)

In my Yoga 'n' Write class this week I talked of the need for balance between our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. We wrote about where we were at this moment in each of these areas and where we want to be.* Our yoga teacher told us about the Sheaths: Physical Body, Mental Body, … Continue reading Trust the process, pt 7 (Everything is connected, 2)

Trust the process, part 6 (Procrastination)

I have to admit this post is an act of pure procrastination. I have two book annotations to write for my next packet of graduate work. I am still in my jammies at 10:21AM and the house is quiet except for the fish tank trickling, the bunny crashing around the play room and Pandora.com playing … Continue reading Trust the process, part 6 (Procrastination)