A look back at life advice from Dad

In honor of Father’s Day tomorrow, I thought I would re-post a blog I wrote a few years ago about some life advice my dad shared before he died from multiple myeloma. I am blessed to have experienced his love and guidance for as many years as I did. I still miss him every minute of every day.Life Advice from Dad (originally posted June 26, 2014)...more

Aging Like a Fine Wine

I’m not getting old, I’m just aging like a fioneeeee ass wine. #truth ...more
Happy belated birthday, bella! This post goes along with my "Ageless" post (check it out)! I ...more

Don't Like Where Your Life or Business is Headed? Then Change Your Words | The Power of Words

You know it is said that a picture says a thousand words, but in reality words last into infinity and beyond....more

Top Ten Success Tips For My 25-Year-Old Self

Dear 25-Year Old Self, As I am turning 50 soon, I feel that I can give you some excellent I’m-twice-your-age-youngster advice, with a bonus tip: Top Ten Lists have better Google juice. You’re welcome! Here we go, youngster. ...more
It has NOT been 15 years since Maybe, Baby.  Wow.  You are something else.  Thanks for your ...more

Letter to My College-Lady Self

I went to a smallish college in the corner of Missouri. I joked with my friends that I was living in the State of Misery. But really, that school was exactly where I needed to be. ...more
Beautiful post! I've definitely felt this: "you make some big mistakes, hold tight to this: You ...more

Actually, That Liberal Arts Degree Was a Good Idea

Over and over again lately, I see high school students advised only to take on the financial and time investment of a four-year undergraduate education, particularly one in a liberal arts field, if they are very sure about their career goals and how the philosophy/English/art/whatever degree they want to pursue will directly feed into them. ...more
I got my BA in English and I absolutely agree with what you're saying.  I think the things I ...more

Without a Doubt: a Conversation with My Younger Self

This July I will turn 40. I’m not afraid of it, I’m kind of fascinated by who I’ve become. As the girls are getting bigger and as each birthday puts more distance between my 20-something self and who I am now, I consider what almost was. What if I had stayed so completely insecure? ...more
@Amanda_Magee I have featured this article in my online paper, Access Profiles - Week in Review. ...more

50 Things I Know at 50

Message to My Children

Our family is going through a lot of changes these days. Especially with me being sick and with life being so unpredictable, I was inspired to write a list of lessons I have learned over the years that I would like to impart to them.Dear Kids,Things I have learned (often the hard way) and things I want you to know:...more
@DesiValentine4 Desi, I don't know how I missed your comment! That is a big one, anger. ...more