Over the past 10 years, I’ve blogged … then paused. Why? Maybe some tragedy, maybe some overarching excitement. Who knows? Then I restarted with gusto and vigor then paused. Who knows why? But, then I came back recharged and ready to bust a new one. I’ve created challenges and made friends then paused… again. I guess the PAUSING was a need to recharge and reframe me and what I wanted to share. Read More
The ‘tail end’ is used often enough to explain the end of something; a concert, a speech, a football game, a movie. I’ve heard it and used it many times. However, I never applied it to me. The tail end of my life? I never really put me and my lifespan into the equation.
I read this poem in a book yesterday and it made me pause and reread it. After several readings I decided to post it and share it here. What is so compelling about this poem? Looking back, I can remember the gentle silences and the awareness that all was well. The feeling that life was… Read More
Potty training. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…And in a blink of an eye, it’s was over and done and quickly forgotten. It’s that time for my granddaughter. She’s 2 years old and is doing amazing. She’s… Read More
One way to make my moments count is to paint them in rainbows and sprinkle them with glitter! Or something like that, right? Find a way to make them pop! Skip the boring cup of tea at home and fill a thermos and drive to the lake and drink it listening to Bruno Mars. Or drive to a greasy diner and sit at the counter and order the biggest cinnamon roll they have. THAT WOULD BE MEMORABLE. RIGHT? Read More
Lyle, Rachel, Mike, Vicki and so many other wonderful people are moving to my area. They have either decided to move to a new neighborhood, city or state. Maybe they are recently retired and living their bucket dream list. Maybe some are newly single for one reason or another and making a fresh start. Some,… Read More
… To trust, listen and allow. Last week I volunteered as a Senior Counselor at a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp. Everyone told me it would be amazing. Magical. Life-Changing. Mind-Blowing. Wow, it was even more than that! I learned so much about our kids, team building, leadership, friendship and trust. And I learned… Read More