Posts Written OnJanuary 2016

Intentional

I didn’t realize this was actually  “a thing”. Apparently the latest trend in New Year Resolutions is to come up with a word for the year. Choose a word that will represent the way you intend to live your life for the upcoming year. Sounds simple enough; one word. But it better be a damn good word if it is your overarching intention for the entire year! For the past two years, my cousin has posted “her word of choice” for all to see on Facebook. “If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one around- does it…

Duh……. It’s Called Parenting!

The nest is back to its’ preferred state of calm (somewhat).  Ink has finally returned to the comforts of his fraternity life, where no one will utter a word to him about his casual lifestyle (code for sleeping and watching TV for the better part of the day). While he was home, I did enjoy having my blog editor available for face to face conferencing. He is brutally honest, which is a trait I respect when it comes to editing. His take on my last blog was interesting, if not a bit disheartening. “Your blog was good, BUT I find it…

Give Me Structure

  A schedule defends from chaos and whim.- Annie Dillard I completed an experiment of sorts over the past several months.  I thought that maybe I was too rigid in the way I lived my life. Should every detail of my day be scheduled? If I lived more spontaneously- let the day and my mood dictate what I accomplish (or do not accomplish)- did what I wanted to, when I wanted to, would I be a happier, more relaxed version of myself? Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with my life! I just feel like I am always…

Home

Home is where one starts from.  – TS Eliot Home is not the physical structure to which we return at the end of the day. Although shelter is a necessity of life, it does not make for a home; For a home is about what is found inside of  the structure. And for me, the definition of home differs depending on the perspective I am taking. From the perspective of a wife and mom, it is the place where I raise my family. Milestones, happy occasions and sorrowful moments have all taken place here. And although the location of home has changed six…

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