Kintsugi living blog — expectations

The stranger in the mirror

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

The stranger in the mirror
By definition, transformation involves a radical or thorough change in something. Yet despite the fact that I recognize that the last few years have wrought some pretty profound transformation in my life, my self-image still hasn't caught up with the changes. I tend to see myself as the person I used to be, and sometimes the person I have become takes me by surprise.

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Sit down before fact as a little child

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Sit down before fact as a little child

Sitting in the sun by yorkd, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. "Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing." ~Thomas Henry Huxley Back in the days when I was still working in the lab as a research chemist, I kept that quote posted in my cubicle where I would see it every day. A key part of being a good scientist is that willingness to give up one's preconceived notions in order to clearly see exactly...

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The freedom in not fitting in

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

146/365 square peg into a round hole by rosipaw, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. I used to be convinced that life worked much like the children's toy where you found the correctly shaped hole for each piece in order to put all of the pieces in the box. If I could just find the correctly shaped hole that I could fit through, I'd find that magical community of people who were all just like me. I would thereby be completely validated for being like I am and would live happily after. I just needed to find the right...

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