welcome to the process.

this was taken at an angle with the natural light streaming in from the window, and then filters were added. several of them, with a little brightening and contrast. if only life were like that, able to fix and adjust at the easy push of a button. patience and self-love haven’t been my friends lately. some days are easier. some days I bury myself in work, drowning in words and …

Life, lately

“We don’t have to trust the plan; we have to trust the creator of the plan. Pursue holiness, always be humble, and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.” Two years ago, I graduated college. I stepped on that giant stage, shook the president’s hand, showed up on the jumbotron, opened the red cover carrying the fake diploma (the real one was mailed out months later). I threw …

Uprooting.

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this tree, ‘be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:6)   One weekend in February, my friends and I were exploring around downtown San Diego, when we randomly stumbled upon a temple in the neighborhood with a lovely view of the ocean. We explored the grounds a bit, since the actual temple was …

The 40-Day Lenten Blogging Challenge

I’ll say this in my best Ned-Stark-from-Game-of-Thrones voice: Lent is coming. For most people in the US, this is an annual thing where Catholics walk around with weird black letter T’s on their foreheads, and they start exercising for a few weeks and frequent McDonald’s for their yearly Filet-O-Fish sandwich on Fridays. But for practicing Catholics, it’s a time of somber reflection and spiritual renewal, representing the 40 days in which Jesus …

No, I Didn’t Win the Powerball, but…

This week has been hard. I’ll admit, I almost wanted to skip blogging this week, because it’s been rough. Simply put, there’s a lot going on. Not only have I been going back on my promise to get more sleep, but I’ve been praying less/worrying more, too. I’ve also gone against my Contentment / Love Myself Challenge several times by being envious of some of the bloggers/vloggers I follow, wishing I …