Homage to Love

A Frenchman from Montreal and a California girl from New York met in Dallas last April.

On the 4th of July they met again in Queens and again in Marseille. It was love.  Simple and true.

The Autumn turned to Winter and her insecurities weakened her trust and doubt entered his mind for the first time.

Snow came to New York and Montreal and her love softened and warmed them both but he decided his love was not enough to strengthen what was now a delicate vulnerability.  He questioned everything.

They held each other in tears through the night and It ended this Tuesday morning in January in Montreal in the dead of Winter.

Spring will come soon.


Counting Down to Day 29 (Day 100 out of 129) of the Middle Path Makeover – Outside the Comfort Zone

Outside of our warm, cozy, inviting, familiar and safe bubble-of-a-space (which we created for ourselves), there is a real world. Sometimes we choose to acknowledge its existence and most times we cannot be bothered with the discomfort it brings. But once in a while we’ll summon up enough bravery to step outside our comfort zones. We’ll do this because we’re fed up, bored, and had enough, but sometimes, we’ll do it simply because we’re curious.

In honor of today being my 100th day of blogging on the Middle Path Makeover Project, I will step outside well-known territory at least twice tomorrow.

Keep on keepin’ on and keep it new,

-Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger

Counting Down to Day 32 (Day 97 out of 129) of the Middle Path Makeover – Fearing Fear Itself

Much earlier on in the Middle Path Makeover Project I wrote about dreaming of what I could be when I finally grew up. On another project I wrote about getting out of my own way. But today I am writing about being brave. Life can be very scary for me sometimes and as a friend of mine said to me (just earlier today as a matter of fact), “Sometimes you just have to make the hard decisions”. And he’s right. Sometimes the hard decisions and the correct decisions for me may not always be the most popular decisions. Once I look past caring about whether or not others like me for making a certain decision, things become easier and clearer. The path unfolds and I become brave enough to take another step along the path of fearlessness. I think I’m gonna make it, I think I’ll be ok. 🙂

Honor yourself and be brave,

-Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger