I feel like it's been a minute since I've moved through life with a sense of gratitude. I used to have something I called a Blessings Jar. It was an empty mason jar that I kept on my desk, and when something happened that was a blessing; either to me, or someone else, I would jot… Continue reading Finding my way back to Gratitude
I did a thing today. I deleted my dating apps. I'll admit, it was kind of fun seeing all the men who hit "Like" on my photo, and I have probably benefitted in the self esteem department from it. I had to be honest with myself though, I have no interest in dating or even… Continue reading No Dating Zone
You may be surprised to learn that my 20 year marriage, you know...the one that just imploded 9 months ago wasn't my first marriage. Back in 1989 I eloped just 8 days after high school graduation to Las Vegas with my then boyfriend....lets be honest, my drug dealer...and was married in a tiny chapel on… Continue reading Messages, Tests & The Plan
I never know what is going to inspire me to write on a subject. I got home earlier today from my Girlfriend Getaway mini-vacation and am really tired, possibly a little (more than possibly) hung over, so even though I thought about trying to write something for the blog, I hadn't been hit by the… Continue reading No Contact
Today was a challenging day in my professional life. I felt like I just got hit with one person or situation after another who needed my help, my compassion, direction or just an ear to listen. At the end of the day, I left feeling really spent and very fatigued. Anyone who works in the… Continue reading Compassion Fatigue
Adulting can be bitter-sweet sometimes. Outside of my day job, I'm also a makeup artist on the side and I am honored to be doing my friends makeup for her wedding in a couple of months. This will be my first wedding since the divorce and to be honest, I hadn't really thought this all the way through. The idea of a wedding makes… Continue reading Firsts
I started to write about Gaslighting this morning, and I spent about an hour on it, but it just wasn't feeling right. It wasn't sounding like my voice. So I scrapped it. But the topic is an important one and I felt it was something I wanted to share. Gaslighting for those who aren't familiar… Continue reading Gaslighting & Boats
Like most people, music has always been a part of my life. I grew up in the 70's & 80's, which depending on who you ask was either some of the best music ever made, or some of the worst. My memories are strongly associated with experiences; it might be a smell, a taste, a… Continue reading The Beat Goes On
Would you believe me if I told you I've never had a Girls Getaway Weekend? Let me rephrase that, I've never had a Girls Getaway Weekend without any children. I have been a mother since I was 19, I have been married since I was 24 and I'm now finally single and both my children are adults… Continue reading Drink up, Bitches!
I spent the first seven months after my divorce waiting for the next man to appear. I tried forcing it, I tried flirting my ass off, I tried the dating apps, I even went on a couple dates, but nothing was working. Nothing was clicking. No spark was happening. There were a couple of dark… Continue reading The Single Life is the shiz!