Boss Lady

The last twenty-four hours have been nerve wracking.  After being the "boss lady" for two months, I was offered a chance to run back to the security of a steady paycheck.  Did I want that?  That's a big NO.  Did I seriously consider it?  Yes, I did.  Why, you ask?  Because humans crave security.  People … Continue reading Boss Lady

Sometimes I Think God Hates Me

You're going to scoff and rush to reassure me, I'm sure.  But don't panic, I know He doesn't.  I do.  But some days, like today, when it feels like the world is conspiring against me, that thought enters my mind.  I feel the overwhelming need to run...somewhere.  To just have one hour of peace in … Continue reading Sometimes I Think God Hates Me

Doing It Scared

I bet you thought I fell off the planet, didn't you? Nope, just super busy and super uninspired. I've read A LOT of books, because that's my escape from reality for a few minutes (or hours). With books you can focus on the words and the pictures in your head and let everything else go … Continue reading Doing It Scared

Tolerance

I'm opinionated person. I know you are all shocked. I have a lot of feelings about a lot of issues. If you ask me what I think, I'll gladly tell you. Will I try to do it in a way that doesn't offend you? Yeah, probably. Unless I don't like you anyway and then I'm … Continue reading Tolerance

Booking It

I love to write.  I don't know what it is about it exactly.  I think I feel like I can communicate better that way.  More successfully, I guess I should say.  I'm much easier to understand on paper.  I can edit and re-edit until I convey the message I want the way I see or … Continue reading Booking It

Impulsivity

Until two days ago, I didn't even know this was a real word, much less that I was experiencing it daily. Impulsivity is how they describe the symptom of struggling with impulse control. It's almost a disconnect between the part of the brain that tells you to do something and the part of the brain … Continue reading Impulsivity

Hands On

There's something to be said for a man who can actually do stuff. (Yes, I understand women can also do things and take care of themselves, as I most definitely can, but that's not the point here.) The point is men have changed. How many of you have a man in your life who can … Continue reading Hands On

Small Town Heroes

I grew up within 10 minutes of two different hospitals. An ambulance with EMTs was never more than a few minutes from anywhere in town. Until I married a small town boy and moved to the best place ever, I never really thought about emergency health care in small communities. I know there were volunteer … Continue reading Small Town Heroes

Live A Little

Ever come across a phrase and feel it "click" in your head?  That was me yesterday.  Pinterest, a better stalker than Facebook ever thought about being, is really spooky sometimes.  I mean, it totally gets me.  I saw the phrase "Live A Little" in my feed yesterday and thought "That's it.  That's my what I … Continue reading Live A Little

Pregnancy Done The Hard Way

Can I be honest?  Sometimes I really resent how I became pregnant.  Most everyone knows by now that I had In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).  And while that process ran so smoothly it was spooky, which I now realize after trying again not so smoothly, and I have a perfect Kindergartener to show for it, it … Continue reading Pregnancy Done The Hard Way

Give Thanks

I'm cleaning my house, really cleaning it, for the first time in a while. It has literally taken me two complete days to get it under control. I may never walk right again. While removing Thanksgiving stickers from my window (what month is it again?), I came across a "Give Thanks" sticker that I've decided … Continue reading Give Thanks

Resolve to Evolve

I'm not a big resolution person. Mainly because I know myself well enough to know I won't follow through if I don't want to, regardless of what I decide at the new year. However, the past few weeks I've thought about the new year a lot. Maybe it's because I will turn 40 and I'm … Continue reading Resolve to Evolve

Thank A Veteran Today

Today is one of those holidays when you can totally make someone else's day. It always amazes me how much going up to someone and thanking them for their service surprises them. My dad served in the army long before I was a twinkle in his eye and I think that's part of my appreciation. … Continue reading Thank A Veteran Today

The Best Part of My Journey

Tomorrow is the thirteenth anniversary of one of the best days of my life. On that day, I married the man God created just for me. It was a gorgeous day like today and we were stupid happy. Sounds sappy, right? Especially from me. But it is the truth. In all the times I have … Continue reading The Best Part of My Journey

The Best Laid Plans

Ever build something up so much in your mind that when it doesn't go according to plan, you ride the struggle bus for a week trying to regain your equilibrium? No? Well, bully for you. I am on the bus. Asleep. This past month or so has been increasingly stressful. At work. At home. In … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans

Speed Bump

I'm competitive. It's one of those things I seem too lazy to be, but there it is. I'm not an athlete, that's for sure. But I love a challenge. I love being told I can't and then shoving it back in your face later. I mean I don't shove it, I let the success do … Continue reading Speed Bump