I have a long commute. On a good day, it takes me an hour and fifteen minutes, but most days it is nearly two hours. The most annoying part of my commute typically hits about ten minutes from my office. It seems like the city has decided that every single road surrounding my office building needs to be torn up for some reason. I have … Continue reading Roadblock
January 10th – We are only ten days into the year and I already feel like the universe is conspiring against me to knock me off my goals and my word of the year track. I tend to start planning my goals for the new year in November. I have mentioned in previous blogs that I had a health goal for 2018. Instead of waiting … Continue reading Come on now!
Two weeks ago, I wrote about my Word of the Year for 2018, discipline. At that time, I hadn’t quite figured out what my word would be for the new year. For about a week, I thought it would be something about faith. I spent a good amount of time reflecting on 2018 and all the things that I have learned about myself, what went … Continue reading Stretch
2018 was the first year I ever chose a word to focus on for the year. My word for 2018 was discipline. In November 2017, I hit reset on my health and fitness journey and wanted to chose a word that kept me focused. I mulled around words like consistency and persistence, but discipline really stuck out as the word for me. Discipline can tend … Continue reading Word of the Year
A few weeks ago, I was talking to an old friend and was asked the question, “If you didn’t have work or kids or responsibilities, how would you spend your time?” My first question back was “Do I have endless funds to travel and live my life how I want?” No, I have the life I have now, but no responsibilities, it is just ME. … Continue reading Time for a Shift
Have you ever had a terrible day after working so hard to change a behavior and then feel like you are right back at square one? I had a bad day on Tuesday. It was a really bad day. Over the last year, I have been really working on changing how I communicate with my son, Charlie. He and I are alike in so many … Continue reading Square one?
On Monday, while decorating the church for Christmas, someone asked me what kind of traditions we have during the holidays. I had a hard time figuring out what to say because we have done so many different things over the years. I said things like, “every year we eat broccoli cheese soup on Christmas Eve. Last year, we all sat together on the couch and … Continue reading Traditions?
I have had two big moves in my life. At 13, my family moved from Illinois to Washington state. Now 13 is a tough age already, but I felt especially out of place since all my friends and family were 2000 miles away. I had gone to the same private school and the same church my entire life. Now I was in a public school … Continue reading Connection
Twice this week I have talked to young women who are struggling through painful breakups. Their situations are different but they both asked me the same thing. “Do you think if I can sit down with him and talk it through, I can at least get some closure?” My answer to both of them was no. “But, I just want to know WHY!?” Sister, I … Continue reading Closure
Last night was Halloween. We don’t tend to make a big show of decorating or dressing up. But, one thing we really enjoy is giving out candy. When our kids were small, we always took them out together so we missed out on giving candy. As our kids grew up and started going out on their own, we would stay home and handout candy with … Continue reading Simple Gifts