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Not just an children's book writer, this book is a meditation on life within the cycles of faith





Not only does this improve my own writing, but it ties all my personal baggage into it as well





This book helps me reflect on God in creation in the micro- and macrocosm



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Sunshine versus Twilight

My ideal day:

Wake up. Eat oatmeal and black coffee in the early morning sunshine. Do something that involves sweating heavily. Work either my creative job or my productive-official-looking job. Eat a zillion delicious plant-heavy things. Come home to beer, fresh hot bread, and a roasted chicken which I tear apart with bear hands while growling happily. Read myself to sleep with a cup of calming tea or some night yoga for digestion.

So why isn't that day today? There's ...
My ideal day:

Wake up. Eat oatmeal and black coffee in the early morning sunshine. Do something that involves sweating heavily. Work either my creative job or my productive-official-looking job. Eat a zillion delicious plant-heavy things. Come home to beer, fresh hot bread, and a roasted chicken which I tear apart with bear hands while growling happily. Read myself to sleep with a cup of calming tea or some night yoga for digestion.

So why isn't that day today? There's honestly no reason it can't be, except that I keep flunking it up by having cream cheese frosting as my "lunch" or rolling around in a lethargic mess rather than putting my energies into sweating or work.

Well NO MORE! Every day is an opportunity to be the person you've been dreaming of. As Thomas Banyacya says, "We are the ones we have been waiting for."
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Member Since: 6/14/2012

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My Goals:
I want to treat weightloss with grace. Grace is a big deal to me and it is pivotal to my faith. While a rewards-based system is fun and incentivizing, I need a few radical changes to reflect my personality. For example:

I get a fancy lululemon tank as a gift to myself, whether I feel like I "earned it" or not.

I'll be getting my first tattoo for my birthday, whether I feel like my body is "good enough" for it or not.

Every day ends and is a chance to try again the following day. Don't carry the weight of yesterday into today.

My Program:
Sometimes tracking food to check in with my intake, but mostly I'll try to keep it to personal accountability. Am I eating a variety of green planty things? Am I drinking all the water?

Using the trifecta of Runkeeper, Fitocracy and Gympact to track and incentivize my cycling commute and other cardio work outs.

Yoga-ing with friends as often as possible!

Personal Information:
I'm a 26yo Chicago woman who loves people but sometimes curls up inside herself and makes bad choices. I know what I look like when I am living my best life, and I want to look like that more often. Size doesn't matter.

Other Information:
I'm a Christian. I'm currently reading Anne Lamott, Madeline L'Engle, Annie Dillard and C.S. Lewis for strength and meditation.

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LISASGONNADOIT
12/22/2013 5:00:54 PM

I added you as a friend, Aubrette! emoticon



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FIREPONY
12/1/2013 7:12:19 PM

Oh my... your book recommendations, use of Hilda as wallpaper, and your hilarious and candid profile/goals/about me section has me totally wanting to follow your progress. I hope you don't mind that I add you as a friend.



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TWEETYKC00
5/8/2013 5:51:17 PM

Welcome to the GLBTQ Network! We are happy to have you here with the community and we can't wait to get to know you better. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know.

Kristy



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KIERAE
5/8/2013 1:34:31 PM

Welcome to the SparkTeam GLBTQ Spark Network: We Are Family team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!




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5/8/2013 12:28:21 PM

Welcome to the GLBTQ Spark Network: We are Family Team. Very happy to have you with us.

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