The Things We Miss the Most

Not long after we were given shelter-in-place instructions, I was on a call with several friends and I was asked my thoughts on the situation.

I said I thought one possible positive outcome would be that we would come to an understanding of what is truly important.

The intangibles – health, family, friends, community, connection.

Today I believe perhaps we will also learn to appreciate things we have not fully appreciated in the past: our freedom, those who spend their days with our children – childcare providers, teachers, coaches – as well as healthcare workers, grocery workers, agricultural laborers and others who are still working behind the scenes to keep our essentials available.

Maybe we will change our perspective about those we thought we should look up to.

Maybe we will change the way we live our lives, what we spend our time on, who we celebrate and how often we stop to listen to the birds or watch the full moon rise over the hills.

On Calendar Reminders or: Why am I in a Funk?

I’ve been in a funk the last couple of days, for no apparent reason. I had been in a great space the week before, Mercury has finally gone direct…I assumed it was just my ususal low contrasting my previous high. Until yesterday. I arrived at work, already feeling a little low, slightly off, a touch […]

My Cup Runneth Over: Checking in and Deciding What’s Next

Hello Friends! It’s been so long! I’ve thought about you nearly every day since I last wrote, on July 18th. Wasn’t that all about circuses and monkeys? Could you relate? If you’re into astrology at all, that was as we were heading into the July 26th Mercury Retrograde, which is about to end in the […]

Where in the World am I?

In a funny way, in the way things often go, the last post I wrote on April 8 was prescient. I wrote it after reading the book Present Over Perfect and shared some of the quotes pulled from the book. Like this one: if someone gave you a completely blank calendar and a bank account as full […]

Are We Really That Busy? or I’m Beginning to Think It’s Me

Somehow I thought adulthood would be more social… …late nights spent laughing and drinking with friends around a table littered with empty wine-stained glasses, bread crumbs, and wax candles burned down to their nubs. Maybe there would be vacations with other families and annual “Girls’ Weekend”s spent with half a dozen other women – shopping, […]

Daily Blog Challenge: Day 20 – The Best Gift I Ever Received

This one is easy – I got the best gift ever just a few weeks ago. It was a late Christmas gift. Do you want to see it? Here it is: Pretty spectacular, isn’t it? The lovely shade of…brown? The slightly discolored cuffs? The missing button? I’m sure you would understand if you could smell it’s […]