• Jodythinks,  Love/Life

    I wrote love on my arms

    Today I have a confession. I used to self harm. Specifically, I cut myself. Mostly on my arms. It started in high school, when I thought my problems of growing up awkward and not really getting what I thought I needed at the time merited a blade, my flesh, and the restraint of public emotions came hand in hand. I remember what started it, it was a difficult vacation and I only had a very strict, controlling grandmother to look after me for a month. She was a crier, and I did not want to give her the satisfaction of “stooping to her level” of emotion, thus, the solution of…

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    I think you should listen to Kina Grannis’s In Your Arms today

      Do some weeks feel like you’re running around in circles just trying to get your bearings? This feels like one of those weeks. While I think the time I’ve spent with my colleagues have been priceless, hilarious and amazing, the pace of meetings one after the other, activities, and other things have me lacking sleep and unable to quiet my mind to fully focus on my day to day. That is why I’m listening to Kina Grannis today. Her calm, easy listening songs are a great background to just lying down and regrouping. “In Your Arms” in particular feels like a quiet summer’s day, when you’re having home cooked…

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    Forever

    Last year, on November 16, 2013, I was supposed to close on forever. Happily ever after. Starting a new life. Simply put, that didn’t happen. Things go awry, people change, the worst happens, and your plans come crashing down on your ears. That doesn’t mean I no longer believe in forever. On the contrary, I’m a bigger believer of it now. That the strength it took to not just choose the path that was set, and believe that things will be better and there will be a different future for me, is still there, urging me on. Move forward. Be better. These thoughts pervade my mind as I prepare to…