I lay in bed and relax. The window air conditioner hums away its white noise while a movie plays on the TV. These are the usual before bed sounds, but tonight, they seem very quiet. The night before, the worst of Hurricane Irma was arriving. I went to bed to try and get some sleep, … Read moreThe Night After – Reflections on Hurricane Irma
I first heard about this year’s total eclipse from on a TV commercial. “I’ll have to watch that,” I thought. Later, I began to hear where the band of totality was going to be. We weren’t in it, but would be close enough to witness changes. As the day neared, excitement was growing, both in … Read more#Eclipse2017
I’ve spent my entire life searching for my purpose, the ONE thing I am meant to do with the time I’ve been given. Instead, I’ve been drawn to a wide variety of unrelated things. I dive into learning about one, and when I get to a certain point, something else grabs my attention and I’m … Read moreIs Something Wrong With Me? Or Am I A Multipotentialite?
I walked on the beach this morning. It was mostly cloudy, which was a nice change from the hot sun. At my half-way point, I turned and headed back north. The sun also started appearing from behind some clouds, and I noticed this: A rainbow! (Sorry, it doesn’t show up very well in the photo. … Read moreA Good Start To The Day
There are days I wish I could shed just like the cicada that left behind this skin. Well, perhaps not actually step out of my skin, but rather shed things which hold me back: my own limiting thoughts on who I am (or “should” be), how I am “supposed to” be successful at life, how … Read moreShedding
I bought a bicycle a couple of years ago, but after a handful of rides on the beach, it was put away. Last fall, desperate to lose weight and get off my blood pressure medicine, I began cycling through the neighborhood once or twice each week. Over time I worked out a route going up … Read moreBicycle Rides
On this 4th of July, I am thinking a lot about independence and what it means for my life. Independence, to me, is being able to design a life that works for me, to set my own schedule, to decide how to best take care of myself. When I moved to Florida nearly 4 years … Read moreIndependence
Here’s an idea to use your leftover pieces of yarn, especially if they are in holiday colors. Crochet a granny square then sew together and add a way to hang. You have a small Christmas stocking to decorate your tree or home. Granny squares are easy to make, making them the perfect project for someone … Read moreHow To: Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking