Telling my story: Why I started blogging and why I do it now

So for those of you who have been with me from the very beginning waaaaay back in May 2010, you'll remember that I began this blog as an effort to get back into writing, as a jump into writing a novel.  Shortly after I started writing this blog, I began working on a novel.  The book was based on true stories, a series of events I went through, mistakes made, etc., before I met T.  I got fairly far along, and I even joined a critique group with some amazing writers to keep myself accountable.  But...then I switched jobs.  And I lost the time to focus on it.  And...more

5 Reasons NOT to Quit Your Job Today

So many of us have been there before. Work is making you crazy and you just can’t take it anymore! Although it’s tempting to just say “f*#k it” and walk out, I challenge you to see you if any of the following applies to you....more

Renaissance Mom

This blog began as one women’s journey, MINE, through life and motherhood (and all that entails) in an attempt to keep her writing and honest. Through that journey I began to learn that my love of all things creative — art, music, theater, writing, decorating, etc. — in combination with my interest in discovering my own spirituality, (minus the politics and science), had unknowingly thrown me right into the middle of a 21st century Renaissance, and for the first time in my life I began to understand more and more exactly who I was, who I had been, and who I wanted to become....more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Changing Your Priorities 4-16-12

As mentioned yesterday, resist the urge to act on impulse.Business changes such as different relationships in or about business begin the progression of taking in new territory and new directions.Opposing Energies: dissatisfaction, insecurity, instabilityTake small measured steps observing the beginning of a better process in order to understand the value you’re establishing.Wide Awake Words™ for today: expansion, self-discovery, letting go, patience...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Understanding the Value of Truthfulness 4-15-12

Today’s restless energies presents plenty of ideas and plans to consider.Opposing Energies: delays, resistance, procrastination, dishonestyBeing on the edge of change and ready for outcomes, transition your ideas into formal plans in stages, rather than impulses.Wide Awake Words™ for today: transformation, enlightenmentThis is a powerful direction to take, having to deal with integrity, honesty and responsibility....more

My Blogging Journey: Getting Lost To Be Found

Many moons ago—when my baby was not a 3-year-old pre-school attendee who has successfully stopped saying "fuck" & now says "fudge"—but a tiny 5-month-old, I decided I should start a blog. I remembered one day while sitting on my sinking couch that I once had a blog that I enjoyed writing on. And so I decided I should be a mommy blogger....more
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The Journey

     It's crazy that I'm still blogging, thirteen days in, fourteen posts with the mix-up on Daylight Savings.  I really only write for myself, to keep myself sane, and not scar up everyone around me with my venomous words.  So why decide to write every day, even when there is nothing to say?  I could say I like the challenge.  I could say I like the fame of a dozen readers.  The truth?  Even on the days when I think I have nothing to say, the random events of my life begin to have clarity as I write them....more


“Does the U.S. really need to advertise hospitals?” Rob asked, readjusting in his seat. His shifting hand gracefully commanded gears as we barreled through western New York.  “It’s not like there aren’t enough sick people to go around.” He spoke with a humble quietude usually reserved for Midwestern pastors, not bulky, bearded, Canadian truck drivers. He had picked me up at a Flying J outside of Cleveland. I was being berated by the store manager about loitering and asking customers for rides when Rob politely interrupted him to offer me a lift to Buffalo....more
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It Took Me 57 Years

Artistic expressionism.  Drive.  Passion.  I get it.  I finally get it after 57 years and 9 months.  And I’m one of the lucky ones.  Many people go their whole lives without getting it.   Many people go through their entire lives in robotic motion, sans emotion, taking up space…wasting precious time.  I don’t want that to be me.  That will not be me!...more

It does open up a new world :) It's funny how life gets in the way of the things you love to do. ...more

It's All About Balance, Baby.

You may have noticed that I've been uncharacteristically silent over the past week.  I kept meaning to write a bunch of posts, but just didn't have the inclination.  I couldn't figure out why.  I haven't even been logging in to BlogSpot.  I haven't been reading my favourite blogs.Finally a couple minutes ago, I decided to log in and have a peak around.  I clicked on the New Post link.  Funny sometimes how just looking at the blank post screen can give you a Eureka moment.Balance....more

Thanks for your comments, ladies. It's so hard sometimes to give ourselves a break and just let ...more