Not So Great Expectations

We all have certain expectations for our lives, strong ideas about what should and will happen to and for us. We base our expectations on our past experiences, our hopes and dreams, our desire to impress each other, what we see in movies, and any number of other ideas and influences. But do you ever... Continue Reading →

Our First Trip to Philly

This past weekend Ron and I visited our daughter, Ciara and her husband, Paul in Philadelphia! They moved to Philly a few months ago and now that they're finally all settled in, we jumped at the chance to check out their new city and apartment, to meet our new grand-kitty, Sweetie and most importantly to... Continue Reading →

Your Own Path

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?Charles Bukowski I'm a firm believer that the words "should" and "supposed to" have no place in our vocabulary when thinking about our own lives. When we're concerned about what the world expects from us instead of what we want for... Continue Reading →

Ctrl – Alt – LET GO

I understand on a rational level that I can not control everything around me. But does that make it any easier to sit calmly and quietly, waiting for life to simply unfold on it's own time? NO, it absolutely does NOT. As a self-admitted control freak I realize that my impatience and frustration are often... Continue Reading →

Motivation

Motivation is defined as "the reason one has for acting or behaving in a certain way" and "the general desire or willingness of someone to do something". (Oxford) What motivates you? Our motivations are vast and varied, different from and yet similar to each person. They're typically pretty simple at their base level, not complicated... Continue Reading →

Expert Level

Do you ever notice when you're talking to someone that they're not really listening to what you're saying, just calculating what they'll say next? Do you ever find yourself doing the same thing? I know that I do. It seems these days that we all believe ourselves to be experts at and feel the need... Continue Reading →

Laugh at it all

This is a picture of my daughter making me laugh like crazy during an absolutely horrible time in my life. In every situation and in every circumstance, laughter is my first and favorite reaction. Whether it's appropriate or not, even when it makes me seem flippant or maniacal, I always laugh. In good times and... Continue Reading →

Womanhood

As a woman, I've learned to expect certain ideas about who I am and who I'm supposed to be. Good or bad, right or wrong, there's always an underlying expectation of what a woman looks, thinks and acts like. A woman is considered a bitch, a goddess, a sex object, a partner, a mother, a... Continue Reading →

Words Left Unsaid

Reflecting back on different people who've come in and out of my life recently stirred in me the feeling that I've left so many words unsaid and that meaningful conversations have slipped right through my fingers. In most cases, I can't go back and have these talks at this point, but in an attempt to... Continue Reading →

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