At the beginning of this year, I sat down and looked back at 2016. I marveled at how busy I was, how much I accomplished without obsessing over the specific goals I’d set. Instead of a list of rigid expectations for myself, I decided on a list of “maybes” that I thought might be good … More Surprise! A NYE Post
I’ve been writing this post in my mind for over a year. When faced with certain circumstances, the right words to describe an event would flow through my mind and I’d think, “Wow. Put that on the blog,” but it didn’t happen. Mainly, it didn’t happen because the past year has been the busiest one … More Beach Reflections and the Non-Linear Ramble about my Change Year: An Accidental Back to School Post
I have always had a love-hate relationship with my appearance. I have a distinct memory — I couldn’t have been more than two or three years old — of staring down at my stomach, pushing it out and sucking it in, and asking my mom if I was fat. That can’t be normal, right? I … More Butterfly Confidence
Um, Happy New Year? Only 4 days late. Reflection: My goals for 2016 were the following: Up my fitbit goals and exercise more Make better choices with food Be more patient with the kids Try a new recipe a week Go on a monthly date Attend a social activity once a month Finish decorating the … More 2017 – Maybe?
During the last two elections, I got semi-bloggy-famous with a post about respecting my mother’s wishes that I not talk politics, especially on social media. And until now, I felt completely comfortable in that position. I saw it as my way of meeting two personal philosophies I strive to achieve: being kind instead of right, … More Right to Grieve: Being Butthurt on Behalf of the Least of These
Today’s #LoveBlog prompt is “Fictional love. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? What TV couple is most like you and your significant other?” Have I ever had a crush on a fictional character? Um….YES. In fact, some of my earliest memories involve being in love with Johnny from Dirty Dancing or … More #LoveBlog Day 3: A (real) Love Like Eric and Tami
The #LoveBlog topics for February 1 and 2 are 5 Love Languages and Best Friends in that order. Though they seem pretty different, I’m going to do my best to synthesize the topics into one post (wouldn’t my 10th grade English teacher be proud?) all in the name of being caught up. I first heard … More 5 Love Languages & My Best Friend (and why I can write about them in the same post)