I just finished reading The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms. I don't know if I have ever connected to a story as much as I have to this one. In the story, Amy's husband left her and their two kids for three years and returned to make amends, whereas my husband mostly… Continue reading Is Your Life Overdue?
Ending the year with Gratitude
I have never been so glad to see a year meet its end. I thought 2019, the year my mother passed away, would be the year I gladly watch in the rearview mirror, but 2022 takes the cake. Not only did I realize that the life I had spent a good portion of my adulthood… Continue reading Ending the year with Gratitude
Why be normal?
I caught myself saying 'I just want to be normal.' Just as the words left my mouth, I had a thought. Why do I want to be normal? what does it mean to be normal? One of my most memorable movie quotes is from the movie The Addams Family, originally from The Addams Family comic… Continue reading Why be normal?
There is a song called 'Nobody Greater' by VaShawn Mitchell that sparked a realization within me. The lyrics go: I climbed up to the highest mountain, looked all around, couldn't find nobody.Went down into the deepest valley, looked all around down there, couldn't find nobody. I've heard this song many many times over but for… Continue reading Nobody Greater
Manifest through Accountability
I have had a naive view of how the world works. I have evolved this view but still, maintained some of the child-like fantasy about human nature. Once upon a time, I believed if I worked hard at my job, I would be recognized and promoted based on my skill and dedication. I also thought… Continue reading Manifest through Accountability
Meet with Love
I read a quote by Matt Kahn that said: Despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they've met themselves... This has made me think about all the interactions I have had where I tried to be my best self with someone only to be… Continue reading Meet with Love