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 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.
I’m realizing tonight that I haven’t written much lately. I used to write here 1-2 times weekly, and that pace has slowly dwindled to 1-2 times monthly. And there’s a very simple reason for that: this blog of mine is fulfilling it’s purpose beautifully. It has been the outlet that has allowed me to safely… Continue reading I See You
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!!!!
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…
I awoke this morning to a gentle kiss on my cheek, and a whispered “I love you” from my hubby. Since I am quite well-known for being a grumpy-bear first thing in the morning before coffee, he quickly follows that up with: “You don’t have to get up yet, I just thought you might be… Continue reading The Gift
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
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”
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…
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