To help me get back on the “word of the year” train (because sometimes I hop off), I like to check in on the word in June. So, here are some midyear thoughts on return. Return to health This was one of my intentions for 2021 and I’ve jumped head first (even though I can’t… Continue reading Some Midyear Thoughts on Return
I started this blog Saturday morning when I had slept terribly. Now I’m back — I’ve returned, if you will 😉 — ready to finish what I started. I wrapped up my 2020 word of the year a few weeks ago. Since 2017 I’ve traveled with gratitude, explore, open and trust. 2021 brings a new… Continue reading Return
I whispered quietly to myself, I trust. And then I remembered it’s true. I trust. 2020 Word of the Year: Trust Eleven months ago I wrote a post about my 2020 word of the year: trust. I wrote about how trusting the way my life unfolds is hard and how I want to learn to… Continue reading I Trust
A Check In on Trust
Trust is my word for 2020. I mean, come on. Since taking on a word of the year, I have a practice of checking in on it every June. So, here is my check in on trust! In my first post of 2020 I shared how I had just finished my book proposal. I wrote… Continue reading A Check In on Trust
Learning to Trust
Before I jump into today's post, I want to share some exciting news about the progress of my book! Yesterday I finished up the book proposal! Of course, I still need to edit it, research publishers, write query letters and... finish the book! But, right now I'm celebrating this next milestone in the process of… Continue reading Learning to Trust
One Word at a Time
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
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.
I don’t really know where it came from, but it popped into my head and I knew it was my one little word for 2019: Open. Unlike Gratitude — a word I chose because I knew I needed to focus on being grateful in 2017 — and Explore — a word I chose because I… Continue reading Open