One thing…

Categories: dreams, esteem, future gazing, good day, growing

I caught myself grinning today.  Just because.  Not that big of a deal, right?  But it was something that was so impossible for me to fathom doing just 5 months ago.  I was trapped in an 8-year spiral of what felt like perpetual retrograde. Deeply unhappy with where it looked like life was going personally, … Read More

Churn

Categories: figuring it out, future gazing, why am i doing this again?

Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. -Frank Abagnale, Sr. – Catch Me If You Can Two years ago, I was in a peculiar situation.  One that I’d never been during … Read More

No More Glovebox

Categories: future gazing, why am i doing this again?

Night before. I’ve been here before. I think before it’s all over I’ll be here many times more. The precipice of not knowing and wondering what if. The list of promises that bargain for another chance. I won’t do that today. I will say…. no matter the outcome, I will stop treating myself or my … Read More

Countdown to Clarke!

Categories: aspirations, friends, future gazing, growing, my history

Excited for this birthday gift. Athena’s Godsister, Clarke, thought that it would be a good idea to include me in her list of phenomenal women to interview for her podcast.   I was floored and honored.  And she is such an insightful, thoughtful little girl.   It’s really amazing to see what this generation is shaping up … Read More

Fall

Categories: change, check in, figuring it out, future gazing

Well, it’s that time of year that I love best. This is MY season. I become so in tune with nature and it’s urge to take a nap. Even my hair changes color (naturally). The crips and the blue blue skies as the backdrop for auburn, gold and red leaves are all I need to … Read More

Regenerate

Categories: future gazing, news and politic

I thought this article (originally) from The Australian was GREAT… It’s a miracle: mice regrow hearts August 29, 2005 SCIENTISTS have created “miracle mice” that can regenerate amputated limbs or damaged vital organs, making them able to recover from injuries that would kill or permanently disable normal animals. And when cells from the test mouse … Read More

The Dress

Categories: figuring it out, future gazing, love & marriage, makin moves

I walked into the boutique and it was your standard wedding dress boutique. Cute with the pink walls and ecru and ivory colored dresses lined the walls. It was cozy, and empty. At the time I showed up, all the lights were off (due to an advisory for the LES to keep their power to … Read More

Going Away

Categories: celebrations, change, death, friends, future gazing

I’m going to a LOT of these parties lately. In the last few weeks I’ve gone to 2 and I have 3 more coming up in the next 2 weeks. Florida. South Carolina. Georgia. Oklahoma. Everyone is leaving. It’s a mass exodus for various reasons. School. Money. Opportunity. Peace of Mind. Fleeing from the rigors … Read More