When was the last time you sat with a thought? Breathing in a stillness of concentrated contemplation. Repeated the thought silently in your head. Resisted the urge to reach for your phone to check new likes on Instagram. Mechanically scrolling through an endless stream of other peoples pictures and thoughts. Double tapping on a beach … Continue reading Big Thoughts
Most of my musings can be found on Instagram these days. If you're interested follow along @brieahnj. Considering resurrecting the blog but for now it's all on Insta.
Sitting in The Coffee Bar yesterday, staring off ahead of me, my eyes shifted into focus and there right in front of me was an answer. I have a chance to choose my own adventure. To really take the time to plot my course. I don't have forever...the money will run out eventually. But in … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure!
There is a calmness to order--to a structured, consistent existence. Most of my life has been lived by this mantra, in clear and deliberate chapters. The time before school, the time during school, university, post-graduate degree. And then, all of a sudden. There is no clear path. There is no directive that will steer you … Continue reading Always changing, Always flowing
shhhhhhwwwwt. The sound of a semi-stuck mat that has been rolled up for far too long. Today, for the first time in months, I practiced Asana--led by the lovely Monica Alvano. A little slow, a little unsteady, but very much needed. I took a few movements about a week ago--easing into my joints, but this … Continue reading On the Mat
Is there anything better than kittens? I think, not. Everything is interesting, everything is new, everything just IS. We could probably learn a thing or two from kittens. For the next two days, I get to play mamma to my dear little niece & nephmeow. They are quick as a whip and (Francy at least) … Continue reading The Wisdom of a Kitten
It seems like everywhere I turn I see endings. Maybe it’s the season, maybe it’s circumstance. The world is transitioning faster than I’m comfortable with. Summer is my season: it’s warm and predictable. You know the sun will be out and the day will be bright. But Fall, man--Fall is unpredictable. One day cool air … Continue reading #OneThingofWonder
Show me something breathtaking Dream me something impossible See me reach for something wonderful Inspire me to do Gather me up something brilliant Collect all my farfetched dreams They'll sparkle and shine in the pitch black Inspire me to see Fill the universe with wishes plenty A few dozen trillion will do I've filled all … Continue reading InspireMe
It's officially 2014, which means:It's the last year that I can say "I'm in my Twenties." But that's OK because what I've learned over the last year is that 30 is something that I am very much looking forward to. And as much as I thought I needed to be a "grown-up" by the time … Continue reading 2014
It's always about the music. My heart and soul lies in musical theater, Sondheim will forever be the most brilliant composer and lyricist of all time, Les Miserables will always bring me to tears as soon as the overture begins, and theatre will continue to be amplified by the musical choices made by it's directors. … Continue reading Upon Further Reflection