Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust)'s Blog – February 2012 Archive (3)

Letting Go, Year Two

Wednesday marked Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season. A year ago in this blog I embarked on what I knew would be a long road: learning to let go of what I couldn’t control. My goal was to work on something that I struggled with in daily life, a task that would make me a better person by the outcome. I still remember my friend Jennifer saying to me that if I figured out exactly how I was going to do it, to let her know. Quite honestly, at the time I didn’t know what I would…


Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on February 27, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

My Doubting Self

I have this habit of doubting myself even though by now I should know better. In 2011 I found a slew of coins, but 2012 has been slow. Honestly, this is okay. While my life continues to transform before me, I realize that the coins last year I found because I needed them, because I walked through some very large changes in my life. The coins always seemed to come right before something stressful would happen. I got to a point where sometimes I worried when I found them that something bad was…


Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on February 13, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Rooting Ourselves in the Present

Many of us struggle with the concept of being present in the moment before us. I will be the first to admit I was a big daydreamer, especially as a high school student. My thoughts weren’t rooted in the past so much as they were focused on the future – mostly where I was going.


However, when a loved one dies, it’s often the opposite. We find ourselves riveted to the past because that’s where our loved ones were in our lives. We don’t want to be in the present…


Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on February 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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