goals, reflections

Focus

I'm sitting on my couch in chunky-knit socks with holes in them and a stained sweatshirt with the neck cut out of it. I'm watching musicals and eating a Christmas box of assorted chocolates like I just went through a Bridget Jones-level breakup. And I just found out over the past week that times like… Continue reading Focus

Uncategorized

Random, Yet Brief

A quick but clear look into my life as an adequately successful 37-year-old woman... ...because that renewal I mentioned for this domain happened sometime in the last week. (Surprise!) All of these things are true: I received a leadership award last week during our annual summit at work.I presented with other esteemed and incredibly gifted,… Continue reading Random, Yet Brief

Uncategorized

At Least the Dog Is Living His Best Life

I spent the day as a human bolster for my dog, who loves to snuggle and who spent his day rearranging himself on my lap for optimal napping. He is undoubtedly living his best life considering we found him under a tobacco wagon after a nursing home attendant told my husband she had been feeding… Continue reading At Least the Dog Is Living His Best Life

Uncategorized

Remembering

I got the news at 20 minutes past 10 PM on Wednesday night, July 1st. I was told there was a motorcycle accident and you didn't make it. You were the one on the motorcycle. I can’t process it. Jordan Benjamin - or "Jordy B." as I've called you since your birth - you went… Continue reading Remembering

Uncategorized

Hairy Situations (instead of tips on acing a colonoscopy – you’re welcome)

Here's something fun: I went to the doctor in March right before the pandemic situation went crazy and she told me she's pretty sure any GI diagnosis I got in the past has been incorrect or - at the very least - was not treated properly. She said this because no one in my medical… Continue reading Hairy Situations (instead of tips on acing a colonoscopy – you’re welcome)

adulting, emotions, reflections, relationships

Fire and Ice… and Hope

In December of 1920, Robert Frost published what would become his most famous poem of all time, "Fire and Ice." (Don't worry - this post isn't literary criticism, but I would like to set the stage for my thoughts.) The poem was not like his prior work; it was compact, succinct, but layered with meaning.… Continue reading Fire and Ice… and Hope

Uncategorized

Love Letters

"Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are Christ's letter, delivered by us, not written with ink but with the Spirit of the… Continue reading Love Letters

Uncategorized

A Minty Blast from My Past

Apparently, it's my 6th anniversary with WordPress. Who knew? I certainly didn't. I simply realized I hadn't posted in forever (again) and thought it might be time to throw down a few lines while my husband watches grown men throw down each other, or throw chairs down on each other. (Wrestling is not my entertainment… Continue reading A Minty Blast from My Past

Uncategorized

Jesus, Wine, and Chocolate (because jail is real)

Y'all, it has been a day of discovery. I learned today that I have not yet arrived to the point in my salvation where I can cover everyone with perfect grace/mercy. Well, it was reiterated. It's a journey, folks, and I know my truth. I also learned today what it means when people say things… Continue reading Jesus, Wine, and Chocolate (because jail is real)

adulting, goals, reflections

My Anti-resolution

I have a confession. I hate New Year's resolutions. I hate them for me, I hate other people's, and I think we should unite as a society and rise against them. Also, it has taken me way too long to realize how fun it is to post a blog and hear my husband's resultant sigh… Continue reading My Anti-resolution