My life is guided one word at a time; this year my one word for 2019 was open. Both to be open and to open, though I didn’t realize that at first. It took a conversation with my English teacher friend to consider another perspective. Each year I create a visual of my word One… Continue reading One Word at a Time
I’ve never really made yearly resolutions, but since 2017 I have selected a word for the year. In 2017 it was Gratitude because I knew I needed that particular focus as I was facing a recent infertility diagnosis. In 2018 I chose Explore because of a big trip I had planned, as well as my… Continue reading Open: Halfway
Staying in My Lane
I typically leave for work early enough to beat the morning traffic, but on this particular morning I had a late start. Because I don’t usually come upon slow downs at my usual time, that morning I didn’t know if the slow traffic was typical or something bigger, like an accident. a different day and… Continue reading Staying in My Lane
Step 279 and Counting
The number is actually higher since not every step I’ve taken resulted in a blog post! Step 1: Create a website and write the first postIn preparation for my three month sabbatical, I decided to start a blog to keep track of what I experienced and learned during my intentional time away from work. I… Continue reading Step 279 and Counting
I’m Telling a New Story
Recently I said to my husband: “I’m really good at a lot of things. There are a lot of things I do really well, but when it comes to food, I’m the worst. This is the hardest thing about being an adult.” It’s true. I can pay the bills on a regular basis. I can… Continue reading I’m Telling a New Story
With or Without an Object? That is the Question.
Two weeks ago I had dinner with a good friend of mine. It had been awhile since we’d been together, so we spent some time catching up. It wasn’t long, however, before we went deeper — that’s what I love about our friendship, we don’t stay on the surface for long. That look on her… Continue reading With or Without an Object? That is the Question.
Two is a Lonely Number
I listened to a new podcast earlier this evening — 10 Things To Tell You by Laura Tremaine. The topic was loneliness and I immediately turned up the volume to hear what she had to say. You see, even though I’m happily married and have a great family and many friends, I am often lonely.… Continue reading Two is a Lonely Number
Meet My Friend Grief
I have a lot of interests: I read novels. I make quilts. I take pictures. I practice yoga. I run. I write. All of these interests and activities bring me joy. They also fill my time. I never thought of this as a bad thing. Each one of these activities are good things to do… Continue reading Meet My Friend Grief
Last week I recognized a recurring theme. Within 24 hours I had three encounters with brokenness, death and rebirth. I started reading Ann Voskamp’s new book The Broken Way – clearly the title implies the exploration of brokenness, so this wasn’t much of a surprise. Within the first few chapters she acknowledges that miracle show up… Continue reading Hatching