Let The Sun Shine….AGAIN!

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Well, I was nominated once again for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much BEXoxox Blog for the shout out and nomination! A while back I said I wasn’t going to participate in any more of these awards, but you know what????? Someone took the time to read something I wrote and they liked it! They thought enough of my words to  recognize me and give me a shout out, so I in turn accept the nomination and proudly display for all to see.  🙂 Now, awards aren’t for everyone, so if you don’t accept…hey that’s fine too.  🙂 Continue reading

Take The Risk.

T.S. Elliot once said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”  So many of us stand on the sidelines looking at life and say, “I could never do that?” But how do we truly know that to be true unless we try?

My whole life I have been a dreamer. There were all sorts of goals and life accomplishments I wanted to experience. Some I achieved and succeeded at, but others… well if they required too much I just brushed it off… “That’s too hard. Definitely not for me.”

Maybe getting older has made me more reflective, but after turning 40 I started taking inventory of my life. When I looked back one thing was painfully obvious….. Continue reading

Don’t Miss It!

Have you ever just gotten so bored with day to day life?

Get up.

Sit in traffic.

Go to work.

Do 500 errands.

Go to bed.

Repeat.

Perhaps you feel like you are sitting in the classroom of Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off….. Continue reading

Loveable Mess

If you were to look up the word Elegant in the dictionary, I am pretty sure this is NOT what you would see.

I admit this was not one of my finer moments. Having the uncanny ability to get myself into some interesting and questionable situations seems to be my forte. I am clumsy, awkward, sloppy, and well……simple.

Elegance is often seen as the well put together lady. You know the one I am talking about….the lady with perfect hair, perfect nails, perfect clothes, perfect smell, perfect make-up….

Just perfect….. Continue reading

Light Up The Night

Marilyn Monroe once said…. “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to TwinkleHave you ever stood outside at night…far from the lights of the city….and just looked up at the sky?

View of night sky from Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

It is just the most beautiful and luminous sight imaginable. Even the dark doesn’t seem so dark or scary when all those stars are working together to shine and twinkle. Continue reading

Time’s Up!!!

Tuesday????? Already???   Was it just not Friday with a three day weekend ahead of me 5 minutes ago??????  What happened? How did I miss it????? Where did it go????

This was the conversation I had with myself this morning as I got up to get ready for work. It is Tuesday… the day after Labor Day, and I find myself sitting here wondering…Where did my 3 day weekend go???

When I left the office on Friday afternoon I had big plans for the weekend ahead.  There was dinner with girlfriends to kick off the glorious 3 day weekend, and then I had plans to get my house organized and maybe see a movie. All my loved ones were out of town or busy, and I can’t hike right now, so it was time to get caught up. Continue reading

Even In Australia

Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up feeling pretty good, excited about the possibilities of the day ahead only to be hit with a cloud of discouragement, worry, fear, regret, confusion, and anxiety?  A literal rain on your parade kinda day.

Image result for sad rain cloud gifIt is not that there is necessarily anything wrong or bad that occurs….it just happens.

And now….you are stuck…. in what I call an Alexander Day. Continue reading

I Lived

“Girl, you really need to just stop. You are embarrassing us, and I really just want to go home and eat a box of Fudge Rounds.”

This is the actual conversation I had with myself about a mile into my hike on Saturday.

The day started out well enough. I met some fellow hiking enthusiast to tackle one of the toughest hikes in the park…. Rocky Top. Most of the people in the group I had never met until that morning… in fact, I only knew two of the ladies and had already hiked with them. But the rest were strangers and I didn’t really know what to expect. Continue reading

Can I Get A Witness?

Sometimes being an adult sucks. The constant hassle of having to wash and iron my own clothes, buy and fix my own food, pay for and pump my own gas, and being forced to work so I can pay my own bills…. I’m just over it. Anyone else feel that way?

Can I get a Witness? Continue reading