We move into our new home on Sunday. This move has been a source of panic attacks and sadness for me and I have had trouble understanding why. I mean, this should be a source of joy and gratitude, right? What is wrong with me that I have felt anxiety and dread? One of the … Continue reading The Greatest of These
I ran out of peppermint cocoa this morning. Just like that. Not a single ounce to add to my morning coffee, nor console me that the fifth day of Pacific Northwest rain is not so terrible. My medically fragile daughter, recently diagnosed with anemia, is home today. It is "that time of the month" … Continue reading Draw Near
We all know what is going to happen here, don't we? As I stare out at the vast array of pumpkins showing off under the blue sky and autumnal sun, it really is quite obvious. The search for the perfect pumpkin ensues. Cinerella Casper white Jack O' Lantern Sweet Dumpling Galeux d' Eysines Jarrahdale No … Continue reading Day 8.
** For days 4 and 5, I shared a blog post from the Archives on my Facebook Page ** Today is just a bit of a free write. Do you ever do those? Perhaps in a journal? For many years, I taught at-risk high schoolers, as well as ESL. At the start of every … Continue reading Day 6 and 7.
Truth. I have been thinking about this word a lot lately. Tell the truth. What is truth? What is my truth? Stay true to your truth. Over the past six months, I have been on my own journey of seeking truth. I have been researching the history of racism in this country. I have been … Continue reading Day 2. And 3.
I have decided to participate in the 31 Days of Writing. Over the past few months, I have been writing articles for publications, including READY magazine and Redbud Writer's Guild. And I have loved every minute of it. Dear Reader, here on this blog, October is between you and me. The timing could not be … Continue reading 31 Days
I started swimming when I was four years old. I joined my first swim team competitively at age 5 and for the next 8 years - I never took home a ribbon that was not 1st or 2nd place in any event. My swim coach, Dave, was the type of coach every kid should experience. … Continue reading Swim.