• Motivation,  Writing

    My Best Version of Me

      What is the best version of me? Who is the version I hold close? Why does this image cause my heart to race? I realized parts of myself have been wept under layers of time and self preservation, but…

  • Writing

    Hibernation

    I’m scared. There. It’s out. Writer hibernation isn’t good for the soul. Or the mind.  This post is my first step in moving past the fear of losing a part of myself. Posting my fear is not a ploy to…

  • Writing

    Embarking on an Old Habit

    Embarking on an old habit is as daunting as beginning a new one. I feel awkward and my mouth is dry, as if it were filled with cotton and my fingers freeze as they hover over the keyboard. It’s been…

  • My Blog,  Writing

    It’s Not a Game…It’s Called Life

    Last year was a transition year. I decided to continue my college education, accepted  the evolution into my 40’s(or tried to) and reluctantly recovered from my Italy hangover. I survived 2016 and admitted to myself that transition is inevitable. It's not a game; it's called…

  • My Blog,  Writing

    Under the Influence

    Writing under the influence is probably not the wisest thing to do, but I guess that depends of who you ask. I've been home from our Italy trip for a little over two months and while I stepped back into the routine of my…

  • Family,  My Blog,  Writing

    Lessons of Patience and Perfection

    Lessons of patience and perfection float between the world of routine and forgotten memories. Wispy threads of Deja vu' tickle our senses. If we are lucky, a memory stakes its claim. Battling the threadbare visions of last night’s dream leave tender scars. Lingering out of…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  Motivation,  My Blog,  SAHM,  Self Image,  Writing

    New Beginnings

    Diva was dropped off first. She walked ahead, confident and dressed in her new clothes. Her blonde hair, straight and thick, shined in the morning sun. My fingers itched to check for invisible tangles. But, I resisted. I secretly snapped…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  Motivation,  My Blog,  SAHM,  Writing

    New Habits vs. the Old

    Today finds me sitting in a coffee shop, listening to the buzz. Students rushing in before class, some customers squinting at their laptop screens, while others hover together sharing tales of their life. Plugging in my ear buds, I soften the noises around me. Ed Sheeran…

  • Motivation,  My Blog,  Self Image,  Writing

    Conquering Stage Fright

    Stage fright is a master of disguise that has been perfected over many centuries of existence. Quite similar to the survival of the cockroach. If not conquered it definitely multiplies and creates an infestation of disappointment. It starts small; an annoying, nagging feeling that churns deep…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  My Blog,  Writing

    Making Miles of Memories

    I survived. The travels with the family are complete. No one got left behind.  And despite the normal wear and tear caused by family togetherness, everyone is in one piece. Taking a break from writing for the week, I buckled myself in for…