approaching_joy "Folks, I'm telling you, birthing is hard & dying is mean - so get yourself a little loving in between."
- #langstonhughes
#vscocam
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approaching_joy Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action. - Frank Murphy
#newseum
#vscocam #vscolove #washingtondc #washington_dc
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  •   thelovelylisab Lovelovelove that museum! The election section is my fave. Have fun!!! 19h
  •   chitknit Love it. I was just there in November. Such a great place. 19h

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approaching_joy Traveling while having bronchitis in the middle of winter while visiting a walkable city is... To be frank... A pain in the ass.
I *want* to spend the day exploring & learning & doing. What I'm having to do is closer to "resting & relaxing & sleeping". To do that I didn't need to buy a plane ticket and I didn't need to have to ask my younger brother to give up his bed to his sister Lady HacksALot.
So yes: definitely frustrated. But I think this is one more lesson on my "learning to be more flexible" journey. And sometimes lessons aren't terribly fun, but most times they are valuable.
1d

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approaching_joy The true university these days is a collection of books. - Inscription at the @librarycongress **It's so beautiful here. I can't believe I've never visited before now.*** 2d

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approaching_joy My little Piscine heart aches for the occasional injection of scenes that one would find in a chick flick. #morningpages #15min2015 2d

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approaching_joy I grew up here.
Not in the "spent my childhood here" sense but in the "life lessons I needed to learn" sense. Coming back always reminds me how far I've come.
#vscocam
3d

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approaching_joy I *may* have some unresolved anxiety about flying... #morningpages #15min2015 3d
  •   giovabrusa This made me laugh lots of anxiety about flying here as well 2d
  •   approaching_joy @giovabrusa so good to know other (smart, talented, otherwise sane) people feel the same. 2d
  •   giovabrusa Haha! The sane part is very questionable 2d

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approaching_joy If at some point you don't ask yourself, "What have I gotten myself into?"then you're not doing it right. - Roland Gau

#3rdtrimestertravel @flyxna #nwark #vscocam
3d

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approaching_joy Just a self-reminder that this #morningpages stuff is less Shakespeare & more brain dump.
#15min2015
4d

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approaching_joy Her curiosity sustains her.
-All the Light We Cannot See

#readingthrough2015
#vscocam
4d

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approaching_joy Real talk on marriage (and let's be real, life in general) on yesterday's #morningpages.
#15min2015
4d

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approaching_joy Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.- H Jackson Brown Jr.
#vscocam
5d

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approaching_joy I'm wondering if I can get a Dr's note to prevent me from the turmoil that is flying in the wake of #juno2015
#15min2015
6d

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approaching_joy "Success" is just an endless line of the tiniest steps you ever did see. All pointing in generally the same direction, mostly moving forward. - @emily_jeffords
Happy Monday.
6d

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approaching_joy Reminder to myself that worrying about other's expectations is both useless & delusional. #15min2015 7d

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approaching_joy Considering the "Bored & Brilliant" challenge fr @newtechcity The actual project doesn't start for another week & I'm already depressed at my stats.
#15min2015
1w
  •   approaching_joy Ps. That's their Twitter tag. Check them out there (or Google it) to find out more. Pps. Someone please find out more so I can have someone else to go through this process with. Please. 1w
  •   ahoyfriend going to dig in a bit more, but at first glance I am in. 1w
  •   _lisli Hoooo boy. 1w
  •   approaching_joy @ahoyfriend yes. Please. @_lisli right?!? 1w
  •   flaxandtwine I just downloaded and was worried about being on Instagram. Not sure like this thing!! 1w
  •   approaching_joy @flaxandtwine same here Anne! But as my friend @jackiewolven has pointed out: social media is so often something we do when something more interesting isn't happening. I think an honest look is useful... Even if I'm not completely comfortable with the truth. 1w
  •   jackiewolven We have to learn to be uncomfortable with ourselves and no stimulus. Not easy, but the way to nirvana. Says the woman working a social gig on a Sunday. 7d

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approaching_joy The day I found out I was pregnant I "ran" to @notmerelyliving 's blog bc I knew she was pregnant. At one point she mentioned occasionally "forgetting" about being pregnant and, in my brand new:just got the results back mind, couldn't imagine that ever being the case with me. Thankfully, though the small human takes up lots of thoughts (& lots of thoracic space) there is still enough room for other things. This is something for which I am grateful.
Yesterday's #15min2015
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approaching_joy Today almost sounded like a songbird... 1w

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approaching_joy I never took dance lessons & the shuffle, tap, step of 2nd grade recess didn't do me much good. Regardless: this is me challenging @parscaeli @ellenfoord & @emily_jeffords_life to #AFDanceorDonate (cute videos of your children dancing is an acceptable substitute). In the absence of that please check out @artfeeds & donate $15 to help supply kids with some #artfeeds awesomeness. Thank you & good night. *Takes a bow... Skitters off stage* 1w

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