It’s That Simple, And That Complex

There's a great line from The Avett Brothers song "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise": "Decide what to be and go be it." The key to a happy and fulfilling life is really just that simple. And it's also that complex. In fact, just deciding who I want to be is often a struggle.…

For This Father’s Day

Today is Father's Day. And I'm fully aware that next year's Father's Day just might be a lot different than this year's Father's Day. Just like this year's Father's Day is much different than last year's. But this year, I'm taking the time, and focusing my energy, to appreciate my father. My dad. His health…

Stumbling

Lately, I've been asking myself if I'm bad... I can't seem to stop asking the question. I absolutely feel like a bad parent right now. And yet, I know I'm not. It's a weird combination of thoughts and feelings. And it really hurts. Last weekend my 17-year-old decided to not come home on Saturday night.…

Please Read This to Her

I'm Still Here There is this beautiful thing that you do Well, it's one of the millions of beautiful things that you do   Like a meteor shower streaking across a star-packed sky Or a Tiger Lily waving above a field of wildflowers   There's this thing that you do That shakes your life so…

The Importance of Self Confidence

Self confidence. For me, that's one of the most misunderstood concepts in life. I used to associate self confidence with arrogance. I wrote about something similar to this in a blog post a few months ago. But of course, it's not anything like arrogance. In fact, arrogance may very well be a lack of self…

Be Your Own Hero

I don't know about you, but every time something traumatic happens in my life, I get small. I think most people do. But for me, if something "bad" happens, no matter how little or huge, whether it's a rude comment or the loss of a loved on, I naturally start to shrink. It's my automatic…

I’m Trying… Really

It was a bit of a rough weekend. And this week might get a little rough too. Saturday night I didn’t sleep much after going around a bit with my 17-year-old. I was woken up at about 11:30 (after sleeping for like 30 minutes) and then the circus began for about an hour and I…

TTT: It is About Love

Love has been on my mind a lot lately, especially since yesterday was the anniversary. I’ve also been filled with a lot of anger today. But I’m not judging the anger I feel and I’m allowing myself to feel it. It will pass. Eventually. I know this. Because I want it to pass... just not…

One Year Since Heartbreak

Sometimes I hate trying to come-up with a blog title, or even a blog topic for that matter. Today marks exactly one year since Wildflower broke-up with me. So, I wanted to write about how far I've come over the last year. But I also want to give advice about how I overcame heartbreak. But…