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Life is a jar full of balloons

Life is a jar full of balloons

Over the last couple of weeks, through the twists and turns of business and family, I have been trying to visualize and express what equates to contentment in my life. Yes, it is a pretty big subject for a small brain like mine. But it has been really difficult to explain to people where my fears and happiness come from. After weeks of torture, I have come up with some metaphors for life contentment from the right and left side of the brain.

Popular culture has created a mythology around right and left brain people; lefties are more logical and righties more creative. Whether this is wholly true or not, I am not sure. But I know certain explanations have a greater resonance for me depending on my perspective. So here goes-

For right brain creative people I offer life as a jar full of balloons.

We're Going to Science Camp!

We're Going to Science Camp!

Next week Jack's 6th grade class is going to Sly Park Environmental Education & Conference Center for a whole week of outdoor study. I'm going along as an adult chaperone. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be going. Seriously! A lot of people would think a week at science camp with a bunch of wild 6th graders doesn't sound like much of a vacation, but I'm so looking forward to it!

They didn't do this program when I was in school (back in the dark ages, you know), so I'll be experiencing the program for the first time along with Jack. I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with him and his buddies, even though I'll be bunking with the girls all week (heated cabins and hot showers--yay!). Jack is still at an age where he doesn't really mind his mom being around.

One Body, Two Worlds by Natachi Mez

One Body, Two Worlds by Natachi Mez

I’ve never really walked through the mind of someone other than myself. I’ve attempted it, but then again, how could I be accurate? I don’t know what makes me different from every other girl in the world, but I know the factors that multiply to equal me.

I remember, when I was a lot younger, I wanted a more common name. How many people do you know with the name “Natachi?” I wanted the straight, flowing hair. I wanted the hourglass. As I continue to evolve into a young lady, I embrace my culture. I love my name, which means “from god.” I embrace my hair, and I appreciate everything I have because without them, who would I be?

It’s funny sometimes, looking back. Thinking of all of the ridiculous things that ran through my mind and straight out of my mouth.

Apple Chairman Steve Jobs passed away today

Apple Chairman Steve Jobs passed away today

Even though Steve Jobs' struggle with pancreatic cancer had been known for a number of years, his passing is still a shock to many.

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When function comes first

When function comes first

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