“Our lives are frittered away by detail…Simplify, simplify, simplify!”
Growing up, I didn’t fully understand what Henry David Thoreau was trying to say when he wrote those words. But over the past year they have become my life’s mantra.
Nothing is simple today.
In order for my face to be glowing as well as acne and wrinkle free, I have to use no less than 4 different products at least twice a day. Sorry gals, Noxema and Oil of Olay don’t cut it anymore! Continue reading →
This was the question thrown at me today at lunch when someone found out I was a 42 year old single woman. When I told them I had never been married and didn’t have any prospects, they reacted as though I had just told them I ate small children for breakfast. Continue reading →
Have you ever been so inspired and moved by something, that it simply leaks from every fiber of your being? You have been so changed and touched, that you just have to share?
A year ago, I embarked on a journey that has forever changed me. Looking back, I don’t even recognize the me from a year ago. As a writer, words are my lifeline. Sometimes writing is the only way I can adequately express myself. Continue reading →
As I stared at the word for what seems like an eternity today, I realized that right now, at the ripe ole age of ***gulp** 41 I finally realized what the true meaning of the word is. Continue reading →
Sometimes, real life sucks, so I daydream. My life is so much more interesting and fulfilling in those fantasies then they are in reality. For example, Yesterday at the Doctor’s office, the nurse wanted to know my weight, my response was, “Do you want my real weight, or theMythicalweight I have convinced myself I am?” Thankfully, she let me enter my mythical weight.
Surely I am not the only one who, in their head, has a far more entertaining life then they do in reality???? We mean well, and aren’t really trying to be deceptive, but sometimes it is just way easier to fill my head with nonsense, than it is to live out the truth. Continue reading →
Words are powerful things. They can be used to inspire, bless, and encourage, but they can also tear down, destroy, and kill. Even a word as Tiny as the words “NO” can have a significant effect on how we view ourselves. We can let them take us to the highest of highs or to the lowest of lows. We can embrace them, or dwell on them.
It happened again this weekend. While pushing my cart around the grocery store I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in years. Of course we exchanged pleasantries and then…. it happened…… THE question everyone likes to ask….