I Found Me Again

The only words I really have to accompany today's video are those of Dr. Seuss, "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than You." Well, those words and these: Black Lives STILL AND ALWAYS WILL Matter. (If you need a new podcast that will help…

What, Who and Why Do You Want to Be?

A grown-up kneels down next to a four-year-old child and asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child’s eyes get wide with possibilities. Their face lights up with the notion that they could pick anything and make it happen. There are no limits. That same child starts to get older.…

I Guess I Was Expensive, But I Don’t Really Know…

I was in 9th grade. A group of my friends and I sat around a lunch table, cracking jokes and having fun. I don’t remember what triggered it, but somehow the conversation turned to questions about how my parents had me. If you’re new here, you may not know, but I am the daughter of…

Fully Baked Unnecessary Rage

Full disclosure--these were fully baked by my Dad, not me... Things rarely go as you’d expect them to. Especially not when you tell others to get better about managing their expectations, handling their disappointments, and setting goals. I closed my computer and walked downstairs on Tuesday preparing to upload my post. I had spent much…

Expectation Versus Reality

Who hasn’t posted something on social media entitled expectation vs. reality?  I think we would all raise our hands if someone asked us if we have ever been disappointed by our expectations…so I thought on this a bit and tried to figure out a way forward… https://youtu.be/8F_ak3X0LzQ Happy day, Friends. Sending you so much love…

My Four-Legged Yoda

I am so silly. We got a puppy and I thought we were doing all the teaching. Sit, down, stay. Repeat. Turns out Moe had some lessons he wanted to teach me. And he’s doing a darn good job of it. Never have I had a more adorable teacher, nor a teacher that needs quite…

My Pen. My Paper. The Universe and Me.

This is what Moe says to judgment, "I'm just going to sleep here not caring at all what you think and then I'm gonna chase some squirrels." I think I will be just like Moe...perhaps minus the squirrel chasing... Judgment. Even the word sounds icky. It’s not fun when we are judged and ultimately judging…

Popular and Best Aren’t Synonyms

As a teenager, shockingly, I was really good at remembering that being popular and choosing what was best for me were oftentimes very different things and that choosing what was best for me really outweighed caring whether I was popular or not. Then I grew up and needed a reminder. So, I am breaking it…

Puppy Love and a New Kind of Prayer

We woke up Saturday morning having barely been able to sleep the night before. Today would be the day. The day our little bundle of woofs would arrive. We were so excited. We made a plan to distract ourselves and keep us busy all day long until he came home. We set up everything he…

A Coronappointment

So, here’s some really, really exciting news during this really tough time...Domi and I are getting a puppy!! We aren’t quite ready to have actual babies, so we decided to be a puppy Mom and Dad first. After four and a half years of working to convince Domi that we should get a dog, last…