An Example of Love

Good friends of mine, though they may not realize it, are one of the most shining examples of love I have ever known. They are a pretty low-key couple. They are the type of people who stand back and observe, make assessments, and move forward from there, so it’s not always obvious how big their … Continue reading An Example of Love

Day 20 Self-Prompt

The past week or so for me has been filled with a lot of emotionally charged moments – some breathtakingly beautiful, some gut-wrenchingly sad. I am feeling the effects of being on that rollercoaster in my inability to sleep soundly, urge to eat a ton of sugar, and resurfaced questioning of why the hell I … Continue reading Day 20 Self-Prompt

Something I Miss

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

Heroes

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

What Normally Happens on a Tuesday?

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?

A Book That Made a Difference

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

Blessed

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

A Milestone

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

What would you tell your younger self?

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?

Introvert or Extrovert?

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?