The Things We See

I wonder if it's true that when we die, our lives flash before our eyes. And if so, what will be the images that I'm shown? Because I have to say, I've seen some things in my life that I never want to see again. In fact, I've seen some horrendous things in my life…

Division

This week I've been on vacation from work. It's the first full week I've been off since early last August. So, it's been 11 months. And I really needed the break. I spent it with family - including my cousin and her family of 5 who drove 8 hours to see me and my immediate…

We’re All Doomed… Right?

It's a crazy world. It's a crazy time to be alive. Especially in America. But is it really as bad as a lot of people think? Is it worse? I can honestly say that Twitter makes it sound like we are on the verge of WW III/Civil War II. (And I'm not talking about a…

I Want to Run

Lately I’ve been feeling like running. Not from anything. But to a lot of things. And for the past several months, when I walk into my job, something inside of me is screaming “run, run, run!” More on this to come soon... but for now... here’s this week’s Ted Talk. My favorite quote from it…

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.…

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…