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…

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.…

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.…

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…

Embracing Weakness and Loving Myself

I'm a bit of a mess right now. But I kinda like it. I really do. And a year ago I was an absolute mess. And I hated it. I really did. A year ago I was judging myself harshly for being a mess. In fact, I've always done that. I've always told myself the…

Choosing to Choose

I don't think this blog post will be super long. I've taken kinda a mini break from blogging lately. I'm actually working on a little something that I think will work in conjunction with this blog. I hope to be able to provide more details soon... In the meantime, I've been in a pretty good…