Twelve years ago my body changed. Twelve years ago today I was in surgery for eleven hours as I underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction in the same day. I often joke that on September 11th, 2006 my twin towers fell. That joke doesn't feel right today. Seventeen years ago today something horrible happened in… Continue reading September 11th
It's happening. I'm auctioning my wedding ring. Now before you go thinking I'm having financial difficulties, I'm fine. I mean, we can all use some extra money for things like camera equipment, birding trips, cruises, drink packages for said cruises and things like that, amiright? No, this is just because I'm ready for this last… Continue reading Worthy?
Again, Jaime Sullivan from Cawfeetawk came through! Sometimes she just says the perfect thing at the perfect time and it resonates in ripples. See the video here. I started this blog with the intention of rediscovering my gratitude. This blog is my therapy and my healing. This blog is MINE. I have grown, I have rebuilt… Continue reading Sometimes the betrayal is the blessing
I heard a beautiful quote this week; Adversity introduces us to ourselves. That hit me straight between the eyes, because it's true. There have been many times throughout my life that I've faced major adversity, more than I care to go into in this blog - I like to keep these writings at around 700-750 words so we… Continue reading Adversity
Have you ever taken a trip that was linear? Non-stop from one point to another. I don't mean your morning drive to work kind of trip, I mean a meaningful trip that has the potential to create changes and memories. A road trip across multiple states for example. They are rarely non-stop and they often… Continue reading Grief isn’t linear
Warning: This is going to be one of those annoyingly positive, gratitude barfed all up in here blog. So if you're intent is to stay grumpy, don't say you haven't been warned. I am having one of those weekends where I don't have a single thing planned. These are the weekends I love. I can just hang… Continue reading Lazy, Grateful, Saturday.
Those who know me, follow me on Social Media or have been gifted with a taste of this thing of beauty know that I make Spicy Ramen. It's become one of my specialties and a treat that my daughter and I look forward to every week. I think the first batch of Ramen was inspired… Continue reading Ramen (not on a Sunday)
When I first moved out into my own place and was setting up solo housekeeping last December, I was in the early stages of grief. When I am stressed, agitated, anxious, or just hyper I have discovered that cleaning, purging and organizing are my best friends. So I got into the habit real quick of doing… Continue reading Cleaning Therapy
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