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New beginnings

11 Jun

I realize it has been forever since I posted on this thing. I’ve been busy and lazy…lazy mostly. I moved home to Maryland. The move was quite possibly the best thing I could have done for myself other than finding a job…which lets face it are non-existant in the midwest. I can’t express in words how much better I felt stepping off my plane from kcmo on to Maryland soil. It was like this eminence pressure lifted off me. I felt lighter and no longer anxious. My body just relaxed. My dad has continuously told me that home is the place where you rest your head, it is where you choose to make it. I disagree with him on this I think home is where your heart feels at rest. Home is a place where you can just be.

Since being home I have worked as a special education aid/substitute teacher. I enjoy being with the kids and helping them learn but this experience in the public school system has definitely taught me that teaching would not be a good fit for me now. There’s too much bureaucratic crap teachers have to deal with and the pay is not worth the time put in to it.



5 Dec

Some of you know some of you don’t, I have a thing for churches and sacred spaces. In the near future I will be moving home for better job prospects, and to zen my soul for a bit. It dawned on me today; I have never checked out the churches in kcmo that have spiked my interest. This is my mission for my remaining time here to view these churches, take reverence in them and to document them as future resources. Ill post my findings here.

Top Churches to see

  1. The big catholic church on Broadway, I think its name is Our Lady of Benevolent Sorrows or something
  2. The gigantic Mormon temple out in Independence, I probably have no chance at seeing the sanctuary but Im going to try like hell to see that nautilus ceiling
  3. Community Christian on the Plaza- I grew up going to this church, It was originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  4. McMurry Methodist another church I grew up going too it is fantastically 70’s through and through

There will probably be more but four is a good number to start with

Once I get back to Maryland I will document the sacred places there too starting with the church I grew up in, the Basilica in Baltimore and Christ’s Church in Annapolis.

Homeward Bound

5 Dec

Anxiety is killing me, insomnia is not helping, job search demoralizing I’m throwing in the towel.

I decided Wednesday after a panic attack: I’m moving home.  I can’t take the midwest anymore. I’m home sick. I’ve been home sick since my grandma died. It was hard being out here by myself when that happened and not having people around me to support me through it was even harder. I miss home. KC has never been my home, I’ve never felt comfortable or a connection here. I miss the buzz of the big cities, the sounds of the light rail whooshing past, the look of the sun setting on the bay. I miss my best friends, my Maryland grandparents, the beach and beach fries.

I feel bad in leaving, I hate that I will be leaving my dad and my grandma. It was nice to live with them for a bit and to see them on a daily basis . I will miss them dearly, especially getting to go places with my dad and the going to the movies with him. I’ve treasured spending my time with him and I know it pains him that I’m leaving to go back home. It’s been nice to let our relationship heal.

Moving home will hopefully be a good move. It’s not permanent it’s just a resting area where I will regroup, strategize and make my next move to either grad school or a decent job someplace else. As much as I like Baltimore, I’ve always known I won’t stay there forever.

I <3 Michael Phelps

19 Aug

I have tremendous pride being able to say that I am from Maryland and Baltimore, I have even more pride in saying that Michael Phelps is my hometown hero!



Now marry me please!