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Poppy wants to live in a world where everyone's story matters, regardless of their income or way of life.

As a photographer, she's won ribbons at the county fair. As a spiritual seeker and writer, she's been featured in Jen Louden's The Life Organizer and once published an article at allthingsgirl.net.

When she's not writing or photographing her story, she can be found at her day job as a technology consultant, or at home snuggling her cats, or in the park, taking a walk with her husband.

Tchotchkes and Time


(That’s either Last Week’s Wishes or Lifelong Worthy Wellness)

Last week and the week before, I wished on a star that just the right puppy would come for my husband, a soft, loveable, squeezable puppy that he can grow into a sweet and loving adult. It hasn’t happened, but he’s gotten a little clearer about what that puppy might look like, and that’s, um, good?

I wished for a Reminder about Ease, Solitude, and Thinking, not remembering that I had an appointment with my fairy godmother this past week. Yes, yes, meltdowns are also reminders.

And I also wished for treasure from the spelunking, and I’ve stashed some shiny-looking rocks in my pouch. Won’t know if they’re worth anything until I make it back out, I don’t think, and get them polished up. Polishing always takes longer than I think it will.


What do I want?


It’s become clear that some of the tchotchkes I’ve been handed down are actually not innocent little figurines. In fact, they might be slowly poisoning me, leeching negativity into the air I breathe. I’d like some hints on cleanup and containment. They’re not going anywhere overnight - they have, after all, been poisoning me for a very long time.


Soloed Time

Oh autocorrect, you know me too well. Somehow, SLOW time became SOLOed time. Well, yes, let’s go with both/and. There’s been so much to do between the Outside world and the Inside world, that this month is flying by before I can grab onto the joy of early summer and strawberries and feral bunnies and strolls in the park and picnics. I want to be expansive enough to contain all of that Life and still be able to work in both the Outside world and the Inside one, too.



And yes, still asking for a puppy for my partner.



This week, I am adopting the superpower of Knowing the Next Right Thing. It comes with a reminder tag, which says “You never need to know THREE right things, only the next one.”


How to play along

Because safety is a core value for me, I am asking that comments in this space avoid all the ugly things: shame, blame, judgement. I am asking that disagreement and discussion be polite, respectful, generous, and open to vulnerability.

Because community is healthy behavior, I welcome you to comment, to share your own wants and wishes, to discuss wishing with empathy with me and with each other.

For Her Own Sake

Called to Teach or Called to Profit?