I was watching a morning news show earlier & they spoke with a Harvard Professor who teaches a course in happiness. One of the assignments is to write a letter of gratitude to someone you haven’t shared it with before. That has stayed with me for the last few hours. I have been practicing gratitude… Continue reading Gratitude Letter
So it’s been a while since my last post and if you read it, you are aware why. When you are not directly impacted by a loss, you feel badly for others but your life continues relatively normally. The struggle for those who find themselves drowning in the grieving process is that they don’t have… Continue reading life lessons
Some words or phrases that I like, I tend to overuse. I incorporate them into my go to words & basically beat them to death until I annoy everyone around me & they beg me to stop. I don’t think I am alone in that, or I hope I am not. Then there are words that… Continue reading On this day
I’m not sure even where to begin with this one. I have spent the better part of a week thinking about this before even attempting to write about it. As you can see from my last blog, I was just in Mexico & the entire trip was amazing. The reason I was there was my… Continue reading when your dreams are realized……kind of…
Yes, I am aware it is Tuesday 🙂 Yesterday, I received 2 gifts worth mentioning. First – it was finally a beautiful warm day (& yes after this winter even in the south) which is absolutely worth celebrating. Second – I received an email congratulating me on my acceptance into the Graduate Program I applied… Continue reading Monday…Monday
Often when I start a blog post, I have a title in mind but right now I don’t so let’s see where we end up. Yesterday, my brother asked what my mothers legal name was. He was in the midst of filling out a life altering document, his marriage license application. It was a group… Continue reading I forgot….
The deadline for the graduate program I applied to was Feb 1st. I actually had my pieces of the applications complete on the 20th of January. Now I am in a holding pattern. I was asked what my plan was if I don’t get accepted………. Well, I realized I really didn’t have a plan b.… Continue reading the waiting game
Sometimes you need to observe someone else struggling in order to see your own. I have written before about my struggle with control. From seemingly insignificant things like the way a book is going to end or searching for spoilers to see if I want to see a movie to the feelings I experienced after… Continue reading there is always something to learn
So this has been a week in my world…. At around 2am early Wednesday morning my man-child woke me up and told me he was in pain. In my barely awake state, we had a conversation trying to determine what was going on. My teenage son generally does not come into my room in the… Continue reading keeping it real
So, yesterday I walked into a little cubicle on a college campus & took my first standardized test in apparently 30 years. Unless I am experiencing a memory gap, the last test like this were the SAT’s when I was a Junior in high school (maybe a senior but we will leave it at 30… Continue reading Yay!