Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 40: I Thought I Was Drowning.

  I wrote this in a past life. It hurts me to read it again, to go back there. Even in my darkest days now, I am not even close to feeling as lost and alone as I did then. It is good for me to recognize that truth. What follows is one scene from an unhappy […]

Fearless Writing Day 2: My Bucket List

I’ve never really had a bucket list. When friends talk about striking things off of their list, I can usually come up with a few trite things that I want to accomplish, or would like to do before I die, but rarely do I think about that. Until recently. I suppose it’s due to a […]

On Moving and Life Lessons

In May things were looking good. The end of the school year was mere weeks away and I had a good, solid plan for transitioning from teaching into writing full-time. We had recently – finally, after nearly three years in the house – put the finishing touches on my office space. I was feeling really positive […]

Just When You Think You Have a Plan…

I have been working diligently for the past couple of months, working on getting past my internal barriers to success (by my definition). I enlisted a life coach, did my homework, made some breakthroughs and feel like I have a much clearer sense of purpose. My purpose in life is to stay present, curious, grateful, and […]

100 Miles From Here: A Sunday in the East Bay

I’ve had an intense couple of weeks. And they are not letting up. First off, I injured my back (remember kids, always lift with your legs!) and that has rendered me practically immobile for the last 2 weeks. I am not a good immobile person. Not being able to move without pain makes me grumpy. […]