For the last five years, a thematic word to help guide the year has pretty much magically appeared in front of me anxiously raising its hand like Arnold Horshack crying, “Pick me! Pick me!”
Each year it has made complete sense to me as to why this word this year, and…this year is no different. Continue reading “Yo, Joy…Please Pull Up a Chair and Make Yourself at Home”
Last year, I didn’t write a “10 Things I’m Thankful for” post. I think I was too overwhelmed from other occurrences in that dark month. But gratitude should remain even in the darkest of times. Continue reading “10 Things I’m Thankful for Every Day 3.0”
[The little graphic that I made is so Pinnable, isn’t it??]
This past week, I became a quinquagenarian. No—it’s not a new dietary category. It’s a person who is between 50 and 59 years old. Yep, I stopped being a quadragenarian and am now a quinquagenarian. (I love dictionaries!!!)
(I also love the F word, and I trust if you’re still reading this after my title, you can handle a few more of them below…)
While I’ve embraced my new kinship with Sally O’Malley, it hasn’t been without some complicated thoughts and feelings. Continue reading “How the F*ck Am I 50?”
The bittersweet reality of graduation
My son has attended school with roughly the same kids for 11 years, and now he’s nearing his eighth grade graduation. An epoch ago, the same held true for me. I graduated from the same school he is, and then I headed off into the great wide world.
It’s an emotional time. Not for him—at least not that he’s letting on yet—but for me. Continue reading “Graduation Day Nears…Not Just for My Son, but for Me, too”
First day back from vacation is always a killer. After having reality suspended to enjoy life in out-of-the-ordinary ways, it’s tough to re-acclimate to the mundane. But it’s the perfect time to reflect on just what, exactly, do you want out of life?
Continue reading “Is Your End Game Eclipsing Your “Now Game”?”
That’s right…it’s the 4th anniversary of The Juggle Struggle…
and no one even baked a cake…
Continue reading “Can It Really Be Four Years?”