Posts tagged "Change"

Life outside the lines

I’m a rule follower. I was a child born into violent chaos. Since escaping that life, I’ve thrived on rules. On absolutes and routines. Life in the lines is safe. Routine and predictability soothes me. Sure, I’ve experimented in gray. I’ve dabbled outside the lines from time to time. It was fun and exhilarating and... Read more »

High School Milestone or Biggest Parenting Mistake Ever?

High School Milestone or Biggest Parenting Mistake Ever?
Last Friday, high school freshman Cassie came home from school, placed her backpack on the floor and nonchalantly said, “So, Mama, do you remember that group of sophomore girls that I’ve been having lunch with? Well . . . Every Monday, they go to McDonald’s after school and hang out. They invited me to go... Read more »

Resisting the "Mom" Label: Letting Go Of My 20-Something Self

Resisting the "Mom" Label: Letting Go Of My 20-Something Self
              I like to cheer when 5-month-old baby Gertrude burps or poops. I strangely find joy in sucking a booger loose from her tiny nose with a nose aspirator. Am I lacking a social life? No. Short on sleep? Well, of course, but when you have a tiny infant... Read more »
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Chronicles of a Life in Transition, Part 1: The Importance of Anonymity and a Good Disguise

Chronicles of a Life in Transition, Part 1: The Importance of Anonymity and a Good Disguise
My heart is racing.  Perspiration drips and pools in uncomfortable, now damp, places.  My eyes can’t focus in the darkness.  My feet hesitantly move forward… As I’ve mentioned briefly in previous posts, I have been slowly, sometimes really quite painfully, edging my body toward the precipice of change.  “The time has come.  The time is... Read more »

Getting Inspired in the Midst of a Busy Life: How Do You Do It?

Every morning, promptly at 9 am, I sit down at my computer and write. Sufficiently rested from an uninterrupted night of sleep, creativity pours out of me like hot syrup on golden pancakes. As the daydreamy mist fades from my ideal working scenario, I look around at the reality of my life and confirm I... Read more »

Are you up for a change? Stop making excuses and start now!

I get excited when people tell me they want to start something new or change something in their lives. I see change as a life-altering experience, good or bad. Over the years I have had numerous conversations with friends who have been in search of a new career. This post can apply to anyone, but... Read more »
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