The life story lessons

Happy new year! I know it’s late and I know it’s tired, but in my first 2018 appearance here, I just had to say it. I, for one, was super excited for 2018. Not that I was anxious to get out of 2017 – it was a perfectly good year …

2017 in review

Yesterday, I looked back at the year in big news and events. Writing that was just an appetizer before the delicious main course of this post. There is only one thing I love more than looking back on the year that’s ending and that’s looking forward to the year ahead. …

2017 through my eyes

I know I am not the only one currently lamenting that there are only three days until Christmas and nine before the year is over. Coming into 2017, I feel like the world was feeling a great deal of desperate hopefulness. If you recall this time last year, a lot …

The banana and the bumble bee

Yesterday was Kevin’s birthday. As a general statement, I feel pretty blessed to have him in my life. He makes me laugh and gives me perspective in many situations when I desperately need it. He is equal parts calming and daring, both in ways that are totally opposite my instincts. …

September is the other January

Agree? Disagree? It’s probably no surprise since I hinted at it the other day, but I agree with that statement wholeheartedly. September, to me, is it’s own kickoff for fresh beginnings and new starts and if there’s anything I love in life, it’s CHANGE! I thrive on making declarations to …

You are the company you keep

I’ll be honest, socializing isn’t entirely my thing. I always feel great after I do it, but the starting is a lot harder than the finishing. I work in a job that is constantly dealing with people. Constantly. And those dealings are related to sensitive topics like work schedules and …

Things we’ll do this month: July

July. That means we’re over the hump for 2017. We’re closer to the end of the year than we are to the start of it. Now would be a great time to check in on New Year’s resolutions and see how they’re coming along, maybe change your strategy or focus …

´╗┐Social Media Day

Social media has played a pretty large part in my life for many years. I started blogging about fifteen years ago and back in that day, blogging was a very social experience. There was a whole network of us who were constantly reading and commenting and referencing one another’s posts. …