Let’s be real. We have all done it.  You know, the misdirected anger that comes out at the people that don’t deserve it.  It has been referred to as sideways anger.   I can identify with this as lately, I have been inflicting this on all the people around me.   When I try to… Continue reading Sideways

Aging Process

Yes, I know.  No one really wants to talk about aging, but as I used the pound of concealer to cover up the crevasses on my face, I figured it might be a good topic to approach.   At the tender age of 47, I am feeling the arthritis set in, tired by 9, and… Continue reading Aging Process

Other Plans

There are those among you that are gearing up to send your newly graduated seniors off to college.   Lots of preparation, lists, and feelings go along with the transition.   While I always knew Bailey would not go to a traditional college, I wasn’t prepared for the sting of reality.   As I sent… Continue reading Other Plans


Often, I have never known what direction my life is taking me.    When I went away to college, I opted for a major in nursing only to find out I disliked sick people and flunking anatomy and physiology didn’t make a great candidate for the field.  Then I went into advertising.  I was fascinated… Continue reading Undercover

Costume Ball

I often compare life to a costume ball.  Everyone is masked.  They camouflage what is inside by exaggerating their outer being.   For years, I participated in this costume ball.    Saying the right things, doing whatever I could to fit in, and selling myself short.  The reality is those relationships weren’t authentic and neither… Continue reading Costume Ball

Crossing the Border

I have spent years participating in other people’s agendas only to realize that my use is short lived.  Sadly, since my people pleasing skills are quite sharp, I have wallowed in the pool of disappointment when dealing with these relationships.   Recently, in fact, the last few days have given me cause to pause, gather… Continue reading Crossing the Border