Bearing Witness to This Changing World May Be The Only Thing To Do

I’m screaming on the inside. Well, the outside too. It started the day after the election as I was voicing my upset on social media (which I rarely do,) responding to posts calling for my input. I  “watched” myself do it - let my emotions publicly come out. I wanted to step back and just let it be since we don’t have any control over it other than casting our vote - and that’s an iffy control with our contorted Electoral College - but I couldn’t....more

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Do you think you could improve your life just by changing your habits? The good news is you can!In the Harry Potter series, Hogwarts school Headmaster Dumbledore counsels Harry,  "It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."  I love this quote, and used it as my screen saver for a number of years. It seems like great advice. But what if it isn't our choices that make us who we are, but our habits?...more

What Kind Of Person Are You Planning On Being?

I’ve been thinking lately about how quickly society changes; how little time it takes before suddenly you’re “on the wrong side of history,” as they say on the internet to imply that you totally would have been a Nazi if you’d been in WWII-Germany but without actually saying it and therefore fulfilling Godwin’s Law.The internet is a shitty place, okay.But, condescending as they may be, they have a point. Because while it’s hard to see from the middle of it, we are square in the center of several major historical events. ...more

I am a Butterfly

Note:  I wrote this back in May and just never posted it.  As I reflect back on all of the changes this year. I feel like it is something that I needed to post.________________________________________________________________________________________________The butterfly represents endurance, change, hope, and life.  In the last 8 months or so I have endured things, changed and have been creating a whole new life for myself. ...more

Waiting On The World To Change

        As a younger teen, it was often pointed out to me that I was very young. Still, I have wanted to make a change in my community for a while. This is something that has held on to my subconscious ever since. Part of why I started this blog is because I thought I could finally have people hear what I have to say as a woman, whether I am young or not. To have people read my blog means so much to me, because in a way it means someone is reading and respecting my opinion....more

Adventures in Landlording - The Things We Leave Behind

It’s getting real.  The boxes are getting packed.  There are empty nails sticking out the wall, slightly darker paint showing where picture frames once hung.  The home turning back into what it was when I first walked into it eleven years ago, just a house.So much has happened in the past eleven years.  I go back and forth between thinking that it all seemed like a lifetime ago, but also, just last week....more

I Might Make Some Changes In My Life, But I'll Never Do These Things

One of my recent blog posts was about change.  Good, necessary, positive change.  It’s the notion that we can make the mature and noble decision to say, “sure, I used to do or think this one thing… but I don’t anymore.”  It’s called growth.  Maturing.  Evolving.  EVER HEARD OF IT??...more

"You've Changed."

“Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing…changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.” ― Steve Maraboli Not many people can pinpoint an exact day or moment when they feel like they changed.  Change can be gradual and slow and minuscule until one day you wake up and realize: huh, look at that.  I’m kinda different.  When did that happen?...more