So here’s something new… This morning I am the subject of an interview over at Jennifer Koshak’s blog, Unfold and Begin. Yeah, me. I feel sort of almost famous. Jennifer has a terrific blog. I’ve read many of her posts and I love her outlook. She focuses on embracing life with curiosity and creativity – a…Continue Reading “Begin Again Series on Unfold and Begin”
Want to know a sure-fire way to get me worked up during the morning school drop-off run? Traffic detours. It seems like they are everywhere lately. Life has a funny way of regularly throwing us off our intended route. That has certainly been true of the last several years in my life. Sometimes, though, that…Continue Reading “OTV Magazine – Trusting Life’s Detours”
Good morning, friends! Ever feel like your passion has fizzled? That your zest for life could use a little boost? As we cruise through these days of late summer heat, let’s talk about how to turn up the heat and get your passion burning again. I’m over at Open Thought Vortex today…come join us! Source:…Continue Reading “Reigniting Your Passion – Open Thought Vortex”
Summer is here. We’re only five days in by the calendar, but around here it’s been summer for nearly three weeks since Zilla’s school year finished in the first week of June. It’s nice to be finished with packing school bags and lunches, scrambling for clean uniform parts, dealing with homework assignments and projects and…Continue Reading “Finding My Summer Groove”
I can breathe. Seems obvious, right? But no. Ever since we all had the flu back in mid-February, I have been unable to breathe well for one reason or another – upper respiratory congestion, lower respiratory congestion, whatever. Over-the-counter nasal spray has become my close companion, but while it provides blessed and instant relief, that…Continue Reading “TToT – Breathing Space”
It’s a good thing I didn’t make a New Year’s resolution to post here more. Somehow I got out of the habit of delivering any finished product to this page. It’s not for lack of ideas or inspiration; I have a ton of things drafted and scribbled in my notebooks. They somehow just don’t make…Continue Reading “Hello. It’s Been A While. (A Ten Things of Thankful Post)”
I did it. I entered a short story writing competition. Yes. I. Did. I’m not sure what I was thinking, exactly, other than maybe “why the hell not?” And so I did it. At the last possible second, of course, right up against the deadline. But anyone who knows me at all will not be…Continue Reading “So I Did a Thing…”
I don’t necessarily believe in putting the past behind me. I suppose I do to a point; there are simply some things upon which it is fruitless to dwell. We certainly cannot change the past, but for better or worse, our past remains forever a part of who and where we are today. At the…Continue Reading “The Turning of the Page”
So my blog and I both had birthdays this week. My blog is four years old. Imagine that. And me? Well, I’m four and then some. Birthdays have a way of prompting retrospection, don’t they. At least for me. I often find myself reflective around birthdays – take time to consider where I’ve been, where…Continue Reading “#10Thankful – Another Year Older”
Fragmented. That’s the best word I can come up with to describe my week.
It’s been one long stretch of a whole lot of jumbled pieces and small bits of time, none of which have added up to much of anything. But of course, if I sit long enough and think about it, I know I will realize that there is something in there. Perhaps we’ll get there by the end of this post. I have to be honest, though, and say I really don’t feel much like thankful-in tonight.
It’s not that I don’t feel thankful for so many things. I definitely do. And I’m not sad or bothered by anything. I’m just…mentally fatigued. All that fragmenting this week has left this girl exhausted.
So let’s see what we can come up with…Continue Reading "#10Thankful – Fragmented"