What I am about to embark on is something that I've been silent about for almost 12 years. I've been too afraid to speak out about the details, and truthfully, didn't even fully realize the impact of what I had been through. In fact, my awareness is still so fresh that I don't have a … Continue reading It Was Not Okay
Many of us look forward to Fridays, and I'm no exception. It's the last day of the work week, and it's the day that my husband comes home for our weekend together. I am still not thrilled that his job took him back to the road again, and so unexpectedly, but I've adjusted once again … Continue reading Pay It Forward Friday
"Generosity lies less in giving much than giving at the right moment." -Jean De La Bruyere It's a quick post today, as I'm leaving on a jet plane to Miami this morning for my women's purpose group retreat. To say I'm excited to meet the 10 women that I'll be participating in this weekend's events … Continue reading Pay It Forward Friday
It seems strange to be a 40-something woman visiting childhood issues during my therapy sessions, but at the same time it feels just a little bit right. As I talk through some of the memories, I have to push through the barrier of thinking that I'm a grown woman who should be past all of … Continue reading The Importance of History
My husband and I have always taken opportunities to help the homeless, whether it be buying someone on the street a meal, or giving them a few dollars, or through donating needed items to a local shelter. In fact, before we were engaged and still getting to know each other, during a trip to Chicago … Continue reading Pay It Forward Friday
For what has probably been at least a couple of years, I've had what I can only describe as a nagging little voice inside that keeps asking if I'm drinking too much or too often. The more I've tried to ignore the voice, the louder it seems to be getting. Then, last week, two things … Continue reading Do I Really Drink Too Much?
I'm sure you've seen your share of things to do/things I've learned by posts floating around the interwebs, so why not one more? Given that hitting 40+ has been a key inspiration to my diving back into the world of blogging, it seems appropriate that I share a list of things I've learned, thus far. … Continue reading The “After 40” List
A number of years ago on a Friday morning, the person in the drive-thru line in front of me at a coffee shop paid for my coffee and the only thing the barista was told to say to me was "Happy Friday." That tiny act of kindness completely made my day and has stuck with … Continue reading Pay It Forward Friday