Go to school. Get good grades. Sit down. Be a good girl. Do your job. Keep your head down. Don’t ask too many questions. Do as your told. Don’t question authority. Get a degree. Get a job with benefits. Marry a man who can take care of you. But… What if I don’t fit that … More Rewrite the Rules
As I was approaching my birthday this year, I was deep in thought on a few things. Part of me wants to be like “OMG, you are almost 30 years old!” But mostly, I am feeling grateful. Because as a friend of mine pointed out; if life was fair – I would be dead. I … More
We secured the venue a few months ago – but Monday was the first time I saw it. It became real. Monday was a great day. I came to Polk City on Sunday night and stayed the night at a hotel that is going to give us a discounted rate for people that are coming … More Have Your Ears Been Itching?
Have you ever heard ‘live within your means?’ I used to think that that was to try to encourage me not to overspend, or perhaps not to buy things so that others would be impressed by what I had. While I don’t disagree with either of those definitions, I have now begun to question that … More Stop Living In Your Mean….
One of my friends was discussing how they couldn’t believe someone they knew had hired help for doing things around the house like cleaning and such. They had hired someone to do tasks that the person was fully capable of performing. They said that was ridiculous, and then they asked if I thought it was … More When They Stop – The World Stops
As I begin to jot this down, I am practically in tears. Today has been one of those days. Perhaps you can relate. I had grand plans. I had my alarm set to have plenty of time to accomplish all that I needed and not be rushed or stressed. And yet…. here I am running … More Pull Over!!!
As part of my 12-step program I have learned that most of my bad decisions have been the result of fear. I feel fear – so I react, fight or flight. I lash out or I shrink away. Even if the surface emotion is different when I look closely the core belief or emotion is … More Choose Love
Today is Jorjia’s 4th anniversary for her sobriety. It’s kind of like it is her re-birthday. Her new life of sobriety started 4 years ago today. ￼ I remember celebrating the daily, weekly and monthly victories; as she began this walk. 100 days which then led into 6 months, and finally that 1st year clean … More Happy 4th Re-Birthday!
Ever heard the phrase – my tongue was in front of my eyeteeth so I couldn’t see what I was saying? I’ve heard it for years. It’s kind of a funny way of justifying when you misspoke yourself. So what would you say when you realize not that you’ve misspoken yourself but that you have … More What’s Wrong With Me?
Jorjia and I knew that beginning a blog would take a lot of work, but we also knew that there would be many great things about starting it. ⁃ One of the benefits of doing this blog as a mother daughter team is that neither of us would be doing it alone. ⁃ Another was … More We Dropped The Ball