Swimming Lessons

 a blog about life 

I began my blog shortly after relocating to Switzerland; it is a chronicle of my time abroad, an insight into my thoughts and musings, and a place where I develop and share my own truths.

I chose to call it Swimming Lessons as in learning to stay afloat in life's crazy currents. 

I invite you to "dive in" and I welcome and encourage your feedback!

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Flight Imagined

The imagined state remains unrealized, feeling left unfelt, though approached in hope, in force. In lone being I absorb a loveliness...

The Life Machine

"Life Machine" the garment read, she slipped it on beneath her coat, she couldn't tell which mattered more: the image she carried, or the...

The Sea Between Us

Birdsong in the afternoon pervading the courtyard, chirps and echoes Soft shadows rippling the balcony walls cast by light-soaked...

"A" for Effort

Recently I felt ashamed to call myself an artist… It’s been weeks since I’ve felt that spark, that desire to create, to share, the way I...

Kitchen Dancing

I'm someone who spends a great deal of time worrying about what I "should" be doing. It's a reality I've created for myself in which I'm...

Self-Employment

I’ve recently been confronted with my own moral obligation to the betterment of the world, and not in an inspiring or optimistic way…...

Heart on My Sleeve

Journal Entry- June 10. 2018 It was late, half passed one in the morning, and I was drinking tea in my pajamas when you asked me to come...

Strike a Pose

List of things you notice as a human statue: The slight twitch of every muscle in your body The tingling sensation of being watched...

Caffeinated Cardio

It was Friday night, nearly 10:00 pm, and the gym was about to close, as it rightfully should. I, by some miracle, had managed to tear...

In Pursuit

The thing I don’t like about the notion of finding yourself is that it suggests there’s this one self out there for you to discover, and...

What's in a Name?

A strange thought appeared. It came on a day much like any other day, in the throws of a constant argument with my ego. The thought was:...

In the Eye of the Beholder

Have you ever noticed what your eyes do when your brain goes off on some trance-like tangent? It's that un-blinking, blurred stare into...

The Girl Passing By Took a Picture

The other day I held my cousin's 3-week-old baby in my arms, I guess I've never really thought about how brand new we all start out. A...

Cue The Cough

For me, it seems there has always been an internal battle between control and ease; and that same kind of conflict has pervaded my mental...

Candid and Not So Candid

Here’s a thought… The universe will respond with the same energy that you put into it. I’ve always thought I was someone who believed in...

Self-Help Section

When I started this blog I thought it might be a fun little project to keep a record of my year living abroad. My posts, instead, have...

A Late Night Poem

To the days I say, Come as you will, I feel I have a void to fill It is a hunger I cannot feed, A glimpse, A hole, A fault, A need......

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Time

Simon and Garfunkel are my guardian angels. I mean, most of their songs are pretty depressing, describing some kind of life struggle or...

Reorganize. Rinse. Repeat.

I catch myself from time to time thinking about what I'll do when I return to "my real life" back in Denver. It actually sounds that way...

A Bug's Life

During my walk home today, I got a spiderweb facial. The strangest part is that I walked through it in the middle of a street...

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