A little update:


I’ll be moving to Seward, AK for the winter.

I’m currently here for a 6 week stretch, but being here has made me realize that I want to stay.

My intention is to hunker down in the cold and dark Alaska winter and focus my energy on a book I’ve been writing and contemplating for the last two years, since the first summer I spent in this little town.

I’ve been fine tuning my path little by little throughout my 20s, which at times feels chaotic and stressful, but life wouldn’t be in line with my values if it weren’t for all the adventure and curiosity that guides it.




The process of transforming that which

hurts us the most into that which causes us to love the most is a beautiful and complex part of living the life of a human being. If we're willing, life invites us to turn towards pain and invite it into the process of transformation. When we experience this full process, it breaks us open in ways we could’ve never imagined or experienced otherwise. It is the primary source of hope in humans. It's through the experience of transforming pain into beauty that we begin to see that there is so much more to who we are; that life runs deeper than what we see on the surface of our problems. There is a divine force that permeates every living being in this world, and it's this force that carries us through.


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photo taken in Laramie, WY, 2015




Our minds connect

dots to create stories and cohesion between the experiences in our lives.


With hindsight someone will usually tell their story in a way that makes it look fluid. They share their journey through 20/20 vision, smoothing out all the bumps and detours and turn arounds and mess ups. This might make you second guess yourself and where you’re currently at with your pursuit of whatever it is.


But while it’s underway, the human journey is almost always messy and chaotic in some way. There is little fluidity to the unfolding.




It’s only as time passes that cohesion becomes more and more clear. We make sense out of our experiences with time, form a story to share, and pass it on to others.


Remember that as you’re embarking on your own journey and comparing it to other people’s stories. The bumps and WTFs and oopsies and “do I even know what the fuck I’m doing?” moments are part of everyone’s process. They’re certainly a part of mine.


And then somehow, eventually, like the other people you admire, you will make patterns and art out of it all.


In what areas can you let go a little bit and let your process be messy? Can you trust that it'll work itself out?




"Revolution might sound a little dramatic, But in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance. Choosing to live and love with our whole hearts is an act of defiance. You’re going to confuse, piss off, and terrify lots of people – including yourself. One minute you’ll pray that the transformation stops, and the next minute you’ll pray that it never ends. You’ll also wonder how you can feel so brave and so afraid at the same time. At least that’s how I feel most of the time… Brave, afraid, and very, very alive."

– Brené Brown



Samantha Case