SELF

Days are Discoveries

What are days for? Life living….Yes!  But, in this day we live in…. they are meant for cramming and jamming with this and that.  They are for getting things done and getting ready for the next.  Days are for doing.  And, quite the opposite, many days are spent dragging.  Pushing through this day, dreaming of […]

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Different And Always The Same

I live in a town where every place has a memory at the ready. This morning it’s a blueberry scone and flavored coffee.  Before Starbucks there was this.  And, even before this, there was the Treat Shop.  I’d ride my royal blue ten speed and buy a taco.  I was ten. Today, I am seventeen.  The taste […]

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Doing the Hard Work

I am doing hard work.  The hard work of life.  Are you working this job, too? Lately, it has been keeping me from e-mails and blogging like the bygone.  My mind feeling a little foggy, but my soul clearer.  Did I unload the dishwasher?  I can’t remember.  But, I am remembering not to carry the whole […]

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Snow, Robes, Crowded & Cozy

it’s a crowded and cozy.  perhaps thats the best kind of description for winter.  the kids don’t get dressed for days, and i wear my robe like a bear wears its fur and extra fat.  we stay in and snuggle until we stir and stir and start acting like bears with a bite.  with no other […]

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wearing eleanor

the other day, i put my grandma’s ring on; wiggled it around my finger.  and, then found myself reaching for a pair of her earrings.  the ones with the signature clasp that she always wore.  my earrings have backs, hers circled around and met together.  i’ve been known to adorn my ears with these earrings […]

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quitting your day

do you ever just quit your day?  before it can quit you. i’m learning to give myself permission to do just that. sitting down for a day, instead of sitting out on life. when life feels too heavy, why not just drop it?  drop everything. because, sometimes nothing and everything matter all at once. at […]

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winter weight

winter weight.  clearly, this would sound like i’m talking about actual physical, i ate way too much, kind of weight.  the polar vortex pounds, i may or may not still be carrying around from last year, kind of weight.  but, ponder beyond the pounds with me, because i’m referring to the heaviness that is sometimes […]

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disconnectedly connecting

do you ever feel disconnected, and so you over connect?  as in over connect online?  as in scroll through instagram or facebook looking at the same photos repetitively while repetitively you are looking for something . . . more? i’ve noticed i’ve developed this habit when i’m feeling a little less than.  less than myself.  less than a wife.  less than a […]

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