A small town girl from Vermont living outside of Boston. I have been working as a graphic designer for almost a decade and if anyone can say they love their job, I can. But I recently decided that I wasn’t meant to sit in front of a computer for eight hours a day, and I wasn’t meant to be wishing I was doing something else when I have the means to do it. So, I recently reduced my hours at my job to give myself time to….let’s see, start a pay-what-you-can soup business based on the tenets of a gift economy, start learning as much about permaculture as I can, find land to settle on and build a permaculture forest garden, write/illustrate/publish a coffee table book about the new economy, write and illustrate a children’s book, and continue my blog. I think I might need a few more goals 😉
I married my long time love in 2010 after numerous break ups and working on getting it right. I have amazing friends and several of them are just starting families so I get to play with all their little ones and then go home and write blog posts 🙂 I’ve also made a lot of new friends thanks to my new interests and I’m enjoying forming new relationships. I didn’t realize until recently just how important community was.
I have been very lucky and very blessed in my life. I haven’t had to want for much and I haven’t had too much bad shit happen to me. A few effed up things, but mostly good. I have worked hard, but I have also cruised along on what a lot of others did before me and for me, like my parents. Thanks you two!
I’m writing this blog because I feel like I’ve learned and continue to learn so many amazing connections between various mysterious aspects of life. I watch a lotta Nova, Nature, History Channel. I have a friend who got me reading about sacred geometry. I have parents who are very religious and I have friends who are atheists. I went into college thinking I’d major in astrophysics (had to stop when Calc II kicked my ass). Discussion of black holes, space time, and quantum mechanics are music to my nerdy ears. My favorite thing in the world is to learn. I like hearing all the evidence before I make a decision. So many events in our past have been brushed over, covered up or forgotten and now we finally have the technology to compare notes globally. That means there are things coming to light that have been lost to us. And I want to know what those things are! Revelations of consciousness, spirituality and human evolution are just around the bend. In fact, they have just leaned into the curve and are coming up fast.
These revelations will shift our values and our perspectives back towards giving a shit about other people and taking care of this planet. I hope they will anyway. We need to break free of the me-centered, my-opinion-is-god, I-want-what-I-want-when-I-want-it-attitude that pervades modern America (and a lot of the rest of the world). We need to get back to love. LOVE, man!
Let’s take the time to learn and educate ourselves on our past and our past mistakes, or as we all know we will be doomed to repeat them. Everything these days is reduced to a sound bite, 30 seconds of shouted information from the 24/7 news/entertainment media. We need to slow down and stop racing and competing for everything and actually think about stuff for a minute. Quality of thoughts over quantity.
I welcome any and all comments (please be nice even if you disagree with me!) and if I eff up in a fact, please let me know. I always want to be saying the trutest thing I can at the time I’m saying it. So if i don’t get something right tell me! And my goodness SHARE information here if you have it! Like I said, my favorite thing in the world is to learn.