While it would be a tad boring, there are times when I wish life was presented to me in a pretty gift box with an elaborate bow. Upon opening it, there would be nothing but sunshine and rainbows. Easy. Simple. Uncomplicated. Well, my experience tells me that a life uncomplicated would be mundane and the… Continue reading The Pretty Package
For many, many years, my attitude was rooted within the attitudes of other people. I gave away my power and became a hostage to the them. One day, a little voice said to me, “why are you giving them so much power?”. It was a realistic question. When I started my job writing a… Continue reading The Illusion
I feel like if the Chinese were renaming this year, it would be the year of the knee. It started right before the holidays. I tore my ACL in my left knee. A victim of a Basset chasing a bunny gone wrong. Recovery was easy and I was able to resume my regular programming. In… Continue reading Replacement
Last night, as I sank into my cozy bed surrounded by my two favorite girls aka the Basset hounds and the remote control, I surfed the channels. Stumbling upon The Hallmark Channel, I stopped and immediately got sucked into the story. The premise was a writer who was struggling to write her next book and… Continue reading Effortlessly
Transforming oneself is a daunting task. Built from a foundation laid by our own circumstances, it is easy to become comfortable in the cycle. When I journeyed on my emotional cleanse over a year ago, I did so with great reluctance. I came from the belief system that you “suck up” your feelings… Continue reading Breaking The Cycle
Today, I started my day rushed. Not really present in the moment, I hastily ran around gathering my belongings and headed out to my writing class. This is a haven for me. Surrounded with creative minds, we nurture the craft and encourage one another. Since this was our last class, I found myself… Continue reading A Little Bit of Kindness
Perusing the news feeds and posts on social media, I am again confused at the tone. The constant barrage of bullying, name calling, and other means of intimidation are ripe for the picking. Mind you, these are adults. Apparently, if one doesn’t agree with another’s point of few, you are called names… Continue reading What Lies Within…..
It is so ironic that after months of preparing for my mother’s 85th birthday party, it is over so quickly. Last night was a scene of perfection. The weather was glorious, the people were full of love and gratitude for their relationship with her, and everything worked out just as it should even with… Continue reading The Day After…
Well, the big birthday is upon us and the weekend is filled with celebration. Today, my mother turns 85 and to honor her I have lined up a bevy of wonderful surprises. Last night, we took her to dinner and was joined by my “bonus” sister who came in from Florida. Tonight, we will gather… Continue reading Just Being…..
I would say that many times when faced with a challenge, there is a part of me that cringes. Sometimes it is fear, other times it may simply be the task seems so overwhelming. When Bailey entered my life, his challenges defied limitations because I advocated. I fought. Sometimes I won and… Continue reading Challenge Accepted