Kristin's Quest: In Search of Myself

Searching for who I really am, and what that means for me and the people I love.

Habits are hard to break

Habits are hard to break

It’s been a while since I’ve written here about the attempt to get my weight down. And this is an “interesting” time to write: My Fitbit tracker’s battery ran down, and I had misplaced the charger (which I needed to replace anyway, because of a short in its cord). Amazon and UPS and the post office combined to make two-day shipping take five days to arrive. I was roughly two days without it…

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This digital life and that digital life and that portion of one over there

This digital life and that digital life and that portion of one over there

I’m finding that I’ve got fragmentation in my online life again. I’m spreading myself too thin. It is so easy for me to try to section things off in search of something.

Here’s where I am these days:

1. Twitter:Twitter is my goto for sharing quick thoughts and is probably the only place I share when I am not at home. It has portability and brevity on its side. The biggest downside? All-or-nothing…

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“I’m the one who’s been asking you—
it hurts to ask—Who are you?
I am orphaned
each time the sun goes down.
I can feel cast out from everything
and even churches can look like prisons.

That’s when I want you—
you knower of my emptiness,
you unspeaking partner to my sorrow—”

—   Rainer Maria Rilke, from “Ich bin derselbe noch, der kniete (I’m still the one who knelt before you),” from Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, tran. Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy (Riverhead Books, 1996)

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Worthless

That’s how I feel right now: worthless.

I hope a good night’s sleep puts that behind me (this time)…and that tomorrow I can be functional.

I wish I knew the solutions to all my problems. Hell, I wish I knew the solutions to any of my problems!

agentdani:

Always.

agentdani:

Always.

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Quote: The world is too dark and broken a place for us to play polite, political games with each other.

Quote: The world is too dark and broken a place for us to play polite, political games with each other.

The world is too dark and broken a place for us to play polite, political games with each other.

–Harvey Guthrie, as quoted by Elizabeth Kaeton in her post “Too dark and broken a place” at her Telling Secrets blog

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