It’s 6:41 p.m. on a Thursday. I’ve cried 3 times today and it’s not even bed time. Nothing unusual has happened today. I have just felt extra emotional. I am a feeler; a deep, extra- sensitive feeler. Over-sharing, uncontrolled crying and intense feelings have been a part of my life for as long as I … More It’s Okay to Cry
It feels like a lifetime. It feels like yesterday. Two years to the day have come and gone since my marriage ended. Truthfully, I have been anticipating and dreading this day for the last few months. I am overly sentimental, which can lead to beautiful and thoughtful moments, as well as painful ones. Today is … More What I Want to Remember on the 2 Year Anniversary of My Divorce
The clouds have finally parted after days of incessant rain. And yet, here I am sitting at my computer with sorrow sitting deep in my bones. It was a simple image, one that should be celebrated. Owen and I pulled into our driveway from Trader Joe’s and there they were. A couple innocently and joyfully … More Riding the Grief Wave
An indescribable feeling Words across a page Notes played in perfect harmony A hand caressing your back The sun setting at just the right time with just the right blend of colors Neurons sent to the brain that triggers peace The frustrating truth that nothing lasts Elusive and inconsistent and unattainable at times Until it … More Yearning
If only I could have a day of solitude and stillness. A day to be free from worries and questions and doubts and fears. A day to trust myself and my strength and my spirit and God. A day to simply enjoy, with no aches or haunting memories or fears of the future or repeating … More One Simple Day
I imagine sitting on the peak looking out to a view so vast and stunning that words fail to describe its majesty. I worked tirelessly on the climb to reach the peak where I finally find rest. I’m all alone yet filled with a peace that passes all understanding. Rest has been on my mind … More When Life Feels Bleak
I am an observer, a questioner, a noticer. I am a wanderer. I observe life and I constantly ask the “why” questions. When I was at the beach earlier this past fall, it occurred to me that since processing through my divorce and new dating relationships, I have wasted energy worrying and thinking about how … More Embracing the Question Marks
The wind rushed in through the windows, a favorite Dave Matthew’s song was blaring as my eyes took in the serene and tranquil setting of the lake I had veered off course to find. I actually laughed out loud at God’s handiwork. In the busyness of every day life, I ache for moments such as … More What If I am Right Where I am Supposed to Be?
The feelings roll through my heart like a storm rolls over the hills, looming and threatening to overtake the light. I am a joy seeker and people pleaser. It’s deep in my core to want to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome and loved. But sometimes I forget that I need to feel the same … More Savoring Joy the Fiesty Way
I almost made it. I made it 4 1/2 months out of the 6 months of my dating hiatus. And then life happened and maybe I am ready to date again? I want to be the girl that is the laid back, casual dater; the one that is excited about meeting new people and takes it … More How Do I Work Past the Fear of Dating?