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
Perhaps I’m exaggerating slightly, but I am impressed that I’ve almost finished nine days of Whole30. Day three was the hardest day so far. Maybe it’s because I went to a birthday party in the afternoon and then another one that evening. It was hard being around all those carbs and sugars and not be… Continue reading Day Nine and I’m Still Alive
To the person who feels the need to comment on every news story or Facebook post about the immorality of anything outside of the heteronormative life, I can’t change your mind. I know this, that’s why I don’t engage in that way. I know that if I share my story in the comment section I… Continue reading I Can’t Change Your Mind
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
Not necessarily related to this post other than maybe I remember something from way back when... and a picture of us as cute kids makes me feel better. 😉 I remember standing up front in the old sanctuary with all the other little kids singing in the choir. I remember singing “swing low, sweet chariot,… Continue reading The Church I Remember
At one point in time I checked the “divorced” box when I filled out forms. When I was just a few days past my 21st birthday, I stood in front of my fiance and my pastor and made a commitment — a covenant. I stood in front of our family and friends, in front of… Continue reading I Made a Choice. They Didn’t.
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.
My fingers will be sore in the morning. In fact, as I type this, I can already feel that tips of my left hand fingers are tender. After singing at the end of yoga class tonight, I had the urge to create music myself. So, for the first time since September, and who knows how… Continue reading It Came Right Back to Me
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
Around two months ago I was looking at our calendars to see what was coming up in 2019. I noticed right away that there were a lot of “dots” on the last couple weeks of January. I narrowed in and realized why. Brad was headed to Vegas for his quarterly work trip which lasts 7… Continue reading So Much for a Plan