Encouragement, Writing

Feel the Hard Things, Focus and Write

Feel the hard things, focus and write. Sometimes you need a push, a big one, not a nudge. After a week of online writing classes, two (what was I thinking?), I felt drained, ready to throw the pen, shut the laptop down. I needed to get still for a day, shut out the noise on… Continue reading Feel the Hard Things, Focus and Write

Family

Celebrating The Past On Thanksgiving Day

  My daughter's eight-day visit is over. Mother's and daughters, there's something special about that relationship. I wonder if it's because mother's see a reflection of themselves in their daughter's mannerisms for a fleeting moment. And when your kids are on their own and live in another state, every moment with them is fleeting. The… Continue reading Celebrating The Past On Thanksgiving Day

Travel

A September on Overload, An October to Embrace

What a month September has been. Amid family crises, personal issues, another birthday and travel to Chicago, I feel like I've been on a whirlwind of emotions, back to back. Now that my mom's surgery is over and was successful, I can breathe. She was schooling me on her funeral plans and debating her DNR… Continue reading A September on Overload, An October to Embrace

Family, Parenting, Travel

Vacation Without the Distraction of Social Media

  Sometimes, we have to take a break from blogging and social media. This is one of those times. I'm visiting my twenty-somethings kids in Denver. Really visiting and being present with them when they are with me. So I've haven't posted photos on Facebook, Instagram or elsewhere. For social media upload it takes me… Continue reading Vacation Without the Distraction of Social Media