She Would Have Been 50 Today…

I won’t lie, 50 has been a rough six months so far. At least I’m halfway through it. Since my birthday in December – which wimpered, rather than roared, in the way I had hoped it would – I have been sick with a mild and lingering case of the flu, then allergies, then a […]

Daily Blog Challenge Day 7 – What has been your greatest success in life so far?

I’m sure it says something about my make up that this is a difficult question for me to answer. I had to sit and think about it for a while…of course, the first thing that comes to mind is surviving the embarrassing moment I shared with you yesterday. Sometimes, there are many little successes in […]

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 91: Change is Coming

Have you missed me? I took a few days off, perhaps you noticed. I’m at the end of my headcold. I feel silly for whining about it, especially when I have friends and family who have very real health issues, and I am complaining about a cold. In other words, I am very thankful that’s all […]

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 59: Blink and You Miss It

My daughter turned 16 in January but didn’t get her permit until a few months ago. This is all well and good, because who wants to have a kid driving around out there in that big, scary world filled with other drivers who are constantly on the phone? I know they are because when the Sweetie […]

On Following Your Dreams: not everyone will understand and that’s OK

    I’m always drawn to the articles in magazines that profile women who left their jobs to pursue their dreams of farming lavender in Provence or operating a cooking school in Tuscany. The true-life tales of women who made a big career change when they realized their job no longer fulfilled them. The ones who […]

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 […]