Archive for May 2015

My Tomorrow Was Created By My Expectations Yesterday

I’m back dear readers to let you know how my ‘tomorrow’ turned out. Yesterday, I posted about what I expected of my tomorrow. I decided to test the theory “Our thoughts create our reality.” Guess what? My thoughts did indeed create my reality today. I hoped to feel refreshed when I woke up. While I... Read more »

Will My Expectations Create My Reality?

As a writing exercise, once a month,  ChicagoNow bloggers participate in a writing challenge. We are given a topic and have one hour to write and publish the post. Here’s the challenge: “Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear, believe, expect — anything — that you may experience tomorrow.”... Read more »

Women: Stop Judging Each Other

We all have some mean girl in us and it’s time to tell her to go away. Author Elizabeth Gilbert re-posted an essay she wrote on Facebook. The gist of the essay is that women need to be more kind to other women. We need to stop judging each other based on our looks and... Read more »

Mother's Day Was Not For Me This Year

Writing about Mother’s Day two weeks after the fact is a bit risky. Who wants to read about the past? I didn’t allow myself to write about Mother’s Day on or around the day itself because I was ashamed at how ungrateful I sounded, and actually felt. All I wanted for Mother’s Day this year... Read more »

Farewell, Nina: A Eulogy to Me in Order to Remind Me How to Live

I wrote my own eulogy and I realize I’m not quite living the life I want to live. I’m not sick, or worried about getting sick or dying. I was inspired by a woman in Florida who wrote her own obituary while she was in hospice care.  I love her brave ability to write about... Read more »