Risk, and Why I am Saying YES to NaBloPoMo

“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” -Leo F. Buscaglia Well, well, here is March, and the NaBloPoMo theme of Risk is simply irresistable.You are welcome for the earworm....more

How I Met Your Father; So Not a Love Story

    I really like my husband. He is a little goofy  and can be shy at times, but over all he is a really nice guy. I thought he was a really nice guy when I first met him. No, when I first met him I thought he was a creepy 18 year old, but that was because he had this stupid grin on his face....more

A New Comfort Zone: Taking a Risk by Having a Voice

My journey as a blogger began when I was adopted by a number of wonderful sites and offered a safe haven to learn, to grow, to laugh, to express my frustrations, and sometimes, my childlike sense of justice.  I became a citizen pundit of sorts.  I figured out how to write a news article by writing one.  Well, okay…hundreds.  And I learned how to write a book by writing a book....more
Anita - awesome post!  Awesome journey!  May your writing life ever flourish and you continue to ...more

I Left Everything I Knew in the Name of Love

I really loved being married. I loved finally being with Aaron all the time. But at the same time, I was sad. I went from a little two-bedroom house a few miles from one of my best friends, and a short twenty-minute back road commute to a job where I was valued and appreciated; close, loving friendships; an active volunteering schedule; and a church community that was my heart's home to a strange new place. And it was hard. ...more
I'm going through the same.it's just a little different that I have moved to USA from a ...more


April has a wonderful sound to it, and is a lovely woman’s name. If I had waited a few days, I could have begun my alphabetarium [See http://www.blogher.com/attitude ] with “A Is for April”!No one is sure exactly how April got its name, but it may have come from the Latin word “aperire,” meaning “to open”—as in buds opening into flowers....more
 @Lucy's Reality Check this out:  "We’re at the point where the most interesting ...more

Jessica's Painful Truth Month

In the interest of building the life of my dreams, I have been working very hard - but it takes more than hard work to make major changes.I have to be honest with myself about where I am, where I want to be, and what I'm willing to do to make those changes. I'm finding that it's also helpful to be honest with everyone else about my intentions. It cuts back on unintentional undermining and misunderstandings.Yesterday I posted my first Painful Truth. I will post one each day for 30 days. I will share it on Facebook, in this blog, and on Twitter....more

The Gift of Dreams

I remain convinced that my dreams are my gateway to greater soul awareness.  I love having them even the crazy ones.  You know the ones I mean, the ones that morph from one scene to another and seem to endlessly collect all the rhetoric of the day.  For the most part, I recognize that the characters are simply parts of myself playing out a stage play of what I have embraced or made my own over the years....more

You Can't Go Anywhere Until You Start

Friday's prompt intrigued me: Do you wish the start of the year was in a different season? Which one?Changing the season wouldn't change the concept. Beginnings are a fresh start, but I often place high expectations on new ideas. Every January 1st, I think about the year ahead. What do I want to accomplish? What can I do differently to make this year successful?Ideas and goals sprout from many different directions. There's hope, and hope is an amazing motivator. The hard part is maintaining the energy when life starts throwing obstacles in your way....more

Beginnings. An Original Title.

So, starting a blog. It's a combination of feelings. Like the first page of a fresh new workbook combined with standing up in a room full of people you don't know and farting to get their attention. Oh, and being a bit pretentious. There's that as well. ...more

A Leap of Faith

   Today I took a leap of faith and put my trust in the person that can hurt me the most.  I don't know why I did it or what will happen next.  The only thing I can do is trust the angels to keep me safe from another heartbreak....more