Archive for July, 2010

Week 30: Forward not backward

Friday, July 30th, 2010


I love to be on the water. Sailing, kayaking, canoeing, river rafting, and most recently standup paddleboarding are some of my favorite ways to spend the day. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve become much more susceptible to seasickness. Sitting on a sailboat that’s bobbing up and down in the ocean is no fun. My insides start to complain in a big way. Eating ginger candy and looking for the horizon help, but the only thing that really fixes it is forward motion with the wind blowing across my face.

And every now and then when I’m not on a boat and my insides are complaining in a big way, I ask, “Am I moving forward?” Am I where I want to be, doing what I want to be doing, sharing time with people who lift me up? And if not, why not? Moving forward can often be the hardest, scariest thing in the world to do because it requires both letting go and also a leap of faith. But that is when I know it’s precisely what I need to do.

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Week 29: When in doubt, jump it out.

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Sadness crept its way into my life this past week. Over the years, I’ve learned how helpful it is to acknowledge it, accept it, and allow myself to feel it. And now I can add jumping over and over and over—like I did last night on an empty, breezy fishing pier—to that list.

Week 28: The tree never stands too far from the apple.

Friday, July 16th, 2010
Dad jumps in front of the Golden Gate Bridge


Last weekend, my parents drove up from Southern California with my aunt and uncle who are visiting the U.S. for the first time. We had a jam-packed day of touring some of my favorite sights and savoring some of my favorite tastes that San Francisco, Marin, and the East Bay have to offer. And, now you know from whom I inherited my hops. Go Dad!

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Week 27/52

Friday, July 9th, 2010
Anna Marie jumping black and white


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Week 26: Halfway there!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Dudley leaps for joy in the fields of the Presidio


26 more weeks to go for my 52 Project! Thank you, Dudley, for another spectacular shot.

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