Potential and Serenity

Nothing is sadder than watching potential wasted and talent being shoved away. I have been struggling with this issue for 2 years. See, this time two years ago someone who was dear to me disappeared.  Gone, poof. Almost in an instant, and without warning that person no longer existed in my world.  His shell of a body is still here, but the person he once was is no longer here.  That is a hard thing to watch.  It is a difficult reality to face.  He's gone. For now....more

Peacemaker

I've spent some time trying to figure out why I am the way I am. I am a peacemaker. The one everyone goes to for support.  I like that role.  I feel it is part of who I am.  I remember as a child, my mother would tell me that I stand up for people too much.  I always make excuses for their bad behavior.  I guess that it is true....more

Our Patchwork

This is my story.  I've been feeling a pull on my life to begin exploring things from the past and the present so I can clearly see my future.  Maybe it's a part of getting older, but I look at it more as a way of clearing the way.  Pushing through the muck and seeing that it all is really there for a reason.  All of it.  The amazingly joyful times and the times that are saddening....more