Standing in my Light

We’ve all heard the famous saying: “the calm before the storm”.  But you know what? I prefer to see that storm through a different lens: after the storm comes the clearing. The rain subsides, the clouds eventually clear up, and the sun shines upon us once again. That’s where I am these days; I am… Continue reading Standing in my Light

Don’t.

“Don’t get too comfortable. Don’t swim in the happiness. Don’t revel in the joy. Don’t bask in the light; the darkness is right around the corner, little lady.” Don’t. “Don’t make that new house your ‘forever home’ just yet. Watch how I can penetrate it’s walls, wreck it at my whim. Watch me suck away… Continue reading Don’t.

100!!!!

With Evrett’s big appt coming up on October 5th with our “head honcho” (his genetic specialist), I kinda thought I would be more nervous. Afterall, we have no idea what he is going to say; will he inform us that the final stages of testing are complete, and that we have an official diagnosis for… Continue reading 100!!!!

The World Doesn’t Stop Spinning…

I haven’t written much in a few weeks now…which is quite odd, for me. I’ve thought about writing a lot, every day, actually. But somehow, I just couldn’t bring myself to grab the laptop. Maybe it’s because….life has been busy? Anyone who is a teacher, or has children (or is both a teacher AND a… Continue reading The World Doesn’t Stop Spinning…

Giving Yourself Grace

The art of granting oneself grace, of having some self-compassion, doesn’t come naturally to me…I’m more inclined to be hard on myself. (I think that many of us are that way! The old adage of “being your own worst critic” can be pretty accurate) But finally, as 2018 progresses, I can confidently say that I… Continue reading Giving Yourself Grace

The “Shopping Ban”

Anyone who knows me well, or has been following this blog (thank you SO much if that’s you!!) will know how dedicated I’ve been to bettering myself in 2018. When you have a year like 2017,  where you feel as if you’ve been to hell in a hand-basket & back numerous times…you either end up on… Continue reading The “Shopping Ban”

Minimalism allows me not to care…

Yes, you read the title correctly. Minimalism, or living simply & with greater intention, absolutely allows me to care less. (On the flip side, it also allows me to care MORE about the things & people that truly matter in our life, but that’s not what today’s post is about) Shortly after we moved to… Continue reading Minimalism allows me not to care…

Vulnerability & Minimalism

I have a confession to make: for the first time since I began my Happiness Project on February 1st, this months resolutions aren’t working out so well. That’s an understatement, actually…they’re a huge flop!! Other than my resolution to continue my shopping ban, (which is very successful!), 2 of the other resolutions I only managed… Continue reading Vulnerability & Minimalism

My Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule Wardrobe huh?….At first glance, this may seem to have nothing to do with Evy and his journey…but in reality, he is the reason that I have worked hard since October 2017 to simplify our life.  He has both inspired and changed me, for the better. When we found out that, yes, there was indeed… Continue reading My Capsule Wardrobe

Scaling his Mountain

I woke up this morning to my stomach doing jumping jacks. Sounds a bit odd, I know, but there is no better way to describe it. (Anyone out there who has dealt with an anxiety disorder of some sort, or has experienced strong feelings of anxiety, will likely know exactly what I mean). It’s as… Continue reading Scaling his Mountain