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2:105 Our Intention Creates Our Reality…?


By the very lovely Jen Corace

By the very lovely Jen Corace

Sweet Friend! Greetings from my months-long state of limbo, which as it turns out, has nothing to do with doing the limbo — although imagining myself in stupefied reverse hunchback seems illustrative of my current plight: my back-achey, self-focused, unable to effectively move forward because aerodynamics the Goddamned (beautiful, don’t hate) Universe appears to be testing me… still… plight. Less in a Job way, more in a Season 2 Marnie Michaels kind of way.


That’s not to say my life hasn’t been rich as sh*t. This weekend alone involved a burlesque opera performance by moi and the rest of Lingerie Lyrique at a fundraiser for {she crew}. THEY HAD A PATRIARCHY PINATA THAT WE COULD LITERALLY SMASH and obviously I was excited about it. I also had the honor of participating in a Comfort Station Logan Square community forum about gentrification and generally bettering my hood, which, it so happens, was attended by really important political figures (state rep, alderman, chamber of commerce guy, etc.) and impassioned community members of all stripes… not just the young, hip Comfort Station staff as we had all feared. And I went to a garage band festival and drank a lot of PBR and floated around in the lusty spring air and swung on swings meant for babies in the nighttime like a bonafide wildewoman #YOLO

I’ve also been yoga-ing it up, and you can laugh at me if you’d like, but I make all sorts of life connections on the mat… even if I can’t do crow pose. Yoga asks us to set an intention to begin each class — at least my kind of yoga does; that is, the kind wherein we talk about pranas and chakras and spend more time chanting than we spend on ab work because, I’m sorry, Tibetan monks did not participate in anything called “crunch time.” It occurred to me that maybe I should set more intentions for, you know, LYFE, so that I can make something of all my disparate activities. So that I can stand erect, turn off the Harry Belafonte, and take in my surroundings from the vantage point of a tall, proud, perpendicular person. So that I can be present enough to ask myself at any given moment: am I honoring my intention right now?

My intentions for today are to enjoy myself, to live openly, and to learn something about my purpose… so methinks blogging is a positive start! Join me in setting an intention for the day, for the hour, whatever… and tell me in the comments! I, ahem, intend to get inspired by all of you :)



Author: twitchysister

Hey you! is largely devoted to musings on what balance means to an urbane, artsy-fartsy twenty-something. It’s tough out here for us post-grad women: if you’re not homeless, you’re doing something right. But do you, too, worry that you spend too much time furrowing your brows over your future when you should be unwrapping and relishing your present? Do you, like me, sometimes feel like everyone expects you to be the type of person who spends the majority of her entry-level “arts” paycheck on fifteen dollar old-timey cocktails, four a.m. cab rides home and everything sequined on the Urban Outfitters sale rack when, perhaps, you are really the type of person who would rather drink cucumber mint kale juice while wearing yoga pants and Googling reiki techniques? Is it possible that such a person is one and the same, and she is fabulous in her own, very confused right? Sister girl, I hear you. I know you. I accept you. I also know in my happy gut, full heart and coffee-addled brain that you and I are gorgeous glow worms, just as we are! We are sparkle ponies of light and love and we are still in the process of teasing out our true, authentic selves with all of this… living. So if you don’t have it figured out, if you acknowledge that you never will and that is tremendously exciting, if you want to connect with other smart chicks and tap into that charming inner-self of yours, then come back real soon, ya hear? We’re family now!

6 thoughts on “2:105 Our Intention Creates Our Reality…?

  1. My intention for the morning is to fully enjoy my homemade macaroon with my cup of coffee, listening the the Mills Brothers, and start my work-day in a leisurely relaxed manner.

    I’m glad to hear you are LIVIN’ IN THE MO(ment), and that your performance went well and that the community meeting of the minds was awesome and diversely attended! I was devastated to have missed both, but I was a hummingbird in Nashville having livin’ in my own mo. It sounds like you are doing magical things, and that the spring is working its wonders on you. Breathe it in, this is going to be a wonderful spring/summah.

    • homemade macaroon?! can i come over? and thank you, friend. i need to be reminded to breathe and not whip (my hair) myself into a fine frenzy of platinum hair, caffeine and enthusiasm run amok. cheers to spring/summah!

      • We need to figure out how to make vegan macaroons… it’s pretty much coconut clumped with honey/sugar/whatever sweetener you want with vanilla. Obvi no eggs 4 u, but maybe some flax eggs? Let’s investigate.

  2. My intention today is to appreciate the knowledge I am gaining in law school (rather than feel burdened by it). I intent to remember that I chose to be here to be enlightened by this knowledge. My intention today is to be more aware of how wonderfully blessed I am by my partner, my community, and my health. This post was just what I needed to get present and centered. Thank you for posting. I also may steal this idea of a patriarchy pinata at some point.

  3. COLLEEN! So lovely! What a good intention to remember how blessed we are. So much to be grateful for… including patriarchy pinatas and typo forgiveness. xo

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