I miss civil discourse. While our access to one another via technology has grown and brought us the ability to remain in constant contact, I think it’s also deteriorated our ability to listen to one another, empathize, and think critically. It’s become far too easy to only subscribe to one set of beliefs and to … Continue reading Something I Miss
I talked to my dad today. I talk to him every now and then, but I talked to him today specifically since it’s Father’s Day. I am very fortunate that my dad has always been a part of my life and has always made sure I know he loves me. I realize I’m super-lucky that … Continue reading Heroes
I met him on a Tuesday. After a week of communicating through a dating app, we decided to meet face-to-face. I surprised myself by not being as nervous about it as I thought I’d be, but after what I’d been through, not much could hurt me anymore. We met at a local restaurant for nachos, … Continue reading What Normally Happens on a Tuesday?
In 1997, don Miguel Ruiz published a little 138-page book called The Four Agreements. I think the first time I heard about it was during an interview Oprah Winfrey was doing with Ellen DeGeneres, and DeGeneres was talking about what an eye-opening book it was for her. I’d see and pass by that book in … Continue reading A Book That Made a Difference
It never ceases to amaze me what kind, loving, generous people are in my family’s life. My daughter graduated from high school today, and as I looked around us this evening, I was struck with a profound sense of gratitude for those who love us. My boyfriend took the day off work to attend. He … Continue reading Blessed
My darling girl, I cannot believe that we have arrived at the eve of your high school graduation. When you were born, I remember thinking that 18 years was a long time. Now that we’re here, I see that 18 years is just a blink once you become a mother. I thought I would bestow … Continue reading A Milestone
If I could travel back in time and talk to my younger self, there are numerous things I would tell her. These tidbits are in no particular order other than the order they popped up in my brain. · Don’t worry about what other people think. Other people are not nearly as interested in you … Continue reading What would you tell your younger self?
If you had asked me ten years ago whether I thought I was an introvert or an extrovert, I would have probably yelled, “Extrovert!” at the top of my lungs. If there was anything I was sure of then, it was that. What I’ve learned with age, though, is that I’m no longer sure of … Continue reading Introvert or Extrovert?
I left the house this morning without my laptop, so the post I had queued up to publish today is sitting miles away in my living room. I am at an archery range with my man and his friends, typing on my phone. As I sit here and watch them hit their targets (mostly), I'm … Continue reading Something Precious
“Lasts” are often bittersweet. Things like graduations, marriages, and births are often huge moments of celebration at the end of something. They have sadness mixed in because of what’s ended, but that’s expected. Stuff like this is the stuff we see coming. We anticipate it, and we wait for it, and we enjoy it when … Continue reading Last Time