Hello and welcome! I’m glad you stopped by.
Who am I?
My name is Rebekah (friends call me Bekah for short). By day I’m a university administrator and on nights and weekends I blog about my not-so-fascinating life. I also volunteer with an awesome nonprofit organization called the Awareness Institute, practice (and occasionally teach) yoga, cook (mostly vegetarian), read copious amounts of non-fiction, nerd out on astrology, hang out with a cat named Lila, hoard sharpie markers, attempt to go to the gym regularly, and dream about becoming a runner (and by that, I mean that my goal is to someday run a 5k without stopping).
What is this blog about?
People ask me what this blog is about and I tell them: this blog is about me — my experiences, lessons learned, mistakes made — my life. But that’s not the whole answer. This blog is really about the human experience. I’m human, you’re human, and — as it turns out — my quirks and idiosyncrasies are not nearly as unique as I once thought them to be. In fact, we’ve probably got a lot in common!
While we’re at it, here are few other miscellaneous things you might care to know about me:
+ I went to law school, but I don’t practice law. Yes, I passed the bar. No, I don’t want to practice law. Yes, I’m glad I went to law school (except the two minutes each month I spend paying off my student loans). And yes, I’m serious about that whole not wanting to practice law thing.
+ To stay (mostly) sane, I practice yoga and meditate. And by meditate, I mean that I sit on a cushion and breathe for at least 15 minutes each morning and evening… no really, it’s harder than it sounds.
+ I appreciate the little things. Things that fill my heart with joy include: The way the heater magically turned on just before I had to pry myself out of bed each morning last winter. Fresh flowers. Handwritten notes. The first taste of a homemade meal. The little things really are the big things, no?
+ I am a “slow and steady wins the race” sort of person, except that there is no race and nothing to win. So, I guess that just makes me slow and steady.
Who are you?
I’m always curious about who is reading my blog, so if you’d like to introduce yourself, please go ahead! Comments are always appreciated or you can email me at bekahoutsidethebox at gmail dot com. I look forward to connecting with you.