The Kitchen Is My Cave

It’s Back to the Future day! I loved and love those movies. I can’t believe that I was watching Marty McFly leap into the year 2015 in … 1989. And here I am now, 26 years later.

Its pretty heavy huh?

Am I where I wanted to be? I don’t think I ever wondered about my future too much when I was 11. Life then was really carefree. And then it suddenly wasn’t and the rest of the story in short, was all about dealing with that new reality.

I think we are capable of creating the most beautiful things when life is really hard. I think I tend to prefer extremes – all noise or all peace; lots to do or nothing to do.

The extreme I inhabit now is – lots to do. Joe gave me an Apple Watch for our one year anniversary and I always meet the standing and walking goals.

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The exhaustion is constant but I haven’t felt this creative and productive in a long time. The pressure is good. My colleagues are unbelievable …

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and my students are relentless in the classroom and while running…

Running

Running

CicLAVia 2015

CicLAVia 2015

Originally I wanted to go to the moviesĀ and watch the special showings of BTTF. Instead, the day was super busy: teach, run, cook, eat, and just as I was about to end the day the kitchen called me to make pumpkin cream cheese muffins …

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The kitchen is my cave.

imageThe time I have there is precious. I get to zone out. I get to think things through. I get the time to appreciate where I am now.

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