A Little Bit o’ Life

Hello everybody! I feel like I’ve been a bit MIA lately. To be honest, I haven’t had the motivation or inspiration to write any posts. I have a couple somewhat ready to go; one is a children’s book review roundup and another is a list of random things about me. Those will be coming at…

True Self: Taking Off the Mask

“Imagine the best version of your true self. Describe what that looks like.” I found that question on a page in the Spring 2019 issue of Magnolia Journal that offered monthly journal prompts. It has been on my mind during this last week that consisted of watching any BrenéBrown talk I could find. I’ve mentioned…

What is Love?

I’m going through the emotions of some personal matters and have spent a good chunk of the day in bed with occasional bouts of tears. I watched Brené Brown’s special on Netflix, hoping I will actually have the courage to be vulnerable, and was beginning to work my way through the most recent issue of…

Tears, T, and York Peppermint Patties

Sometimes you realize you’re in the middle of change, the beginning of a new chapter, without fully embracing it. You know it’s coming, but you operate matter-of-factly rather than emotionally. Then when you get the chance to let it sink in, you’re at its mercy knowing nothing you do will stop it or slow it…

Note to Self…

The other night, I was watching one of my favorite documentaries, Happy, on Netflix and was reminded that I could be doing a better job of living my life with meaning. The following morning, I read an Instagram post that continued to drive home the message. I wanted to create a permanent reminder to myself,…

Lists: From Ten to One

I decided to change things up a little bit today and forego the longer essay-like blog posts. Instead, I have come up with 10 get-to-know-me-better type of lists. I hope you enjoy this change in format! 10 Countries I’d Like to Visit (In No Particular Order) Botswana 🇧🇼 or Rwanda 🇷🇼 Iceland 🇮🇸 Ireland 🇮🇪…

Element

It’s been a rough 72 hours. On Monday, I began taking care of a newborn kitten that appeared to be abandoned. He was tiny with part of his umbilical cord still attached and his eyes tightly closed. I wrapped him up in a towel and started to bottle feed him. Later, I went to the…

Announcement: Changes Coming!

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt It’s been on my mind for some time now to change up the content of the blog. While I enjoy sharing my thoughts, I often feel like a self-righteous broken record. That’s…

Commit

I started thinking the other day about what would happen if we, meaning I, actually committed to our goals. I realize there are people out there who don’t give up and push through without making a million excuses. I’m not one of them. I do admire those people greatly, but anyone who knows me would…

Goals: 26

Things have been busy lately and it’s made me think about the things I miss having the time to do most. Writing, working on projects, exercising, getting my hands dirty working in the yard, doing puzzles, dancing around, cooking or baking. I’d even add reading to that list, though, if I had all of the…