I’m sitting here now, struggling to re-acquaint myself with my keyboard. Not in the way like I’ve forgotten where the keys are placed - I’ve spent nearly every day of my life in front of a computer in one place or another, for one reason or another. But in the way that old friends who … Continue reading My Life’s Love Letter
No one likes knowing they’ve been unsuccessful - it’s unattractive and throws up mental barriers like nobody’s business. Against such foes, “You need failure to grow!” feels like a rusty sword.
This year is getting away from me, and somehow despite that I’m always keenly aware of April. My year does not run January to December, it runs April to April - the closing and beginning of new cycles. There are days quickly approaching that I count down to all year, caught in pointless thoughts and … Continue reading April’s New Year
Do you guys know what today is? It’s the end of a life chapter. I’ve known it was coming for almost two weeks now, and up until a couple of hours ago, I was approaching it with a mix of excitement and trepidation, trying to enjoy my suddenly finite free time. I was sure that … Continue reading 8/22/16
One of the more challenging things I’ve dealt with since losing my daughter has been maintaining motivation. Motivation to get up in the morning, to be productive, to be worthy of the love and dedication my husband gives to me every single day. It’s a continual struggle that requires constant vigilance. I have to be … Continue reading What Do You Want?
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. -Marcus Tullius Cicero Gardening is an almost spiritual experience for me. The sun reddening my skin is my hymnal; my fingers in the dirt is my prayer; every carefully placed plant is a dream I leave in Mother Nature’s hands. To garden … Continue reading Dirt, Sweat and Daisies
Don’t ever think you’re alone here, We’re just trapped in different hells, And people aren’t against you dear, They’re just all for themselves. ~e.h There’s a scene in Shakespeare in Love (1998) when Viola (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) is sitting in her room reading through the newly completed, hand written script of Romeo and … Continue reading A Love of Poetry
My stomach began to twist into knots as we tried to find parking. We live in the suburbs of a major city, and the often vicious hunt for parking is a mundane part of life. But the country girl in me always takes it as a bad omen for the coming event; what do these … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Blessing
Last week I was browsing through my WordPress Reader and came across something interesting from a blog I’ve recently started following: a personal narrative in the form of a “resume”; a growing up piece broken down into jobs and the experiences there. I’ve really become a sucker for personal narratives, especially when they’re engaging or … Continue reading What My Resume Should REALLY Say