Blessings abound in my life. A beautiful, loving daughter, good friends, an amazing family, a roof over my head, food in my refrigerator, a dog and kitties to keep me company, and a bevy of hobbies and interests. Unfortunately, what I do not have is my health. You know the old saying? "If you have… Continue reading Acceptance Is Hard
It's been well over a year since my divorce. In that time, I've experienced the gamut of emotions: rage, anger, pain, hurt, sadness, emptiness, happiness, gratitude, contentment, peace. I've gone through cycles of feeling them all - sometimes within a week. And while I can say that I am over my ex for the most… Continue reading Wandering in the Wilderness
It has been months since I've written on my blog. Heck, it's been months since I've written anything of substance (with the exception of my nonfiction book), though I continue to journal as often as my heart wishes. But I feel the need to write now. It may sound clunky and not at all smooth,… Continue reading Transitions
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All weekend, I've been laid up with another rheumatoid arthritis flare. I spent Friday in bed, sleeping most of the time, and on Saturday, I managed to get groceries and spend the evening with family for our family Christmas that night. Today, we had planned to go to a local farm for a Christmas festival.… Continue reading On My Own
For as long as I can remember, I've been in a hurry. A hurry to get done with high school. A hurry to find a boyfriend. A hurry to get done with college. A hurry to get married. A hurry to have a baby. A hurry to get a book published. Y'know what? I'm tired of… Continue reading Why the Rush?
Since my divorce in June, I've been to two weddings (three if you count the mock wedding at my niece's wedding shower), and none of them have been easy. You see, I have just a little trouble with that whole vow thing. Forsaking all others... In sickness and in health... 'Till death do us part.… Continue reading On Weddings
It's autumn. Oh, that most glorious of seasons, with the hint of spice in the breeze, the promise of harvest, the tantalizing glimpses of chilly evenings snuggled under a blanket with a book and a cup of hot chocolate. I love the crispness in the air and how summer tries to keep its tentacles in… Continue reading Ode to Autumn
There's something very powerful about finding yourself again. After 18 years of a toxic marriage, I had no idea that I'd lost my essence. But I had. And now I'm reclaiming it. Bit by bit. The first few months were excruciating, yet even then I could see how the woman cowering inside of me, who'd… Continue reading Reclaiming Me
It's been years since I've attempted to do NaNoWriMo. But this November, I'm taking the plunge. I've got a great new story idea with some pretty awesome characters, and once I figure out the basics of my plot, I will be ready to go. Why do NaNo this November? Simple. I need to completely immerse… Continue reading NaNoWriMo