Note to Self #17

It’s never too late to live your dream.

You are not responsible for other people’s expectations. Their disappointment is not your failure, unless you agreed to meet those expectations.

You get to choose which expectations need to be met.… Read more

Note to Self #16

2018 has been a year of letting go, moving forward, and making room. It still is. In a way, it is coming to terms with what was, what is, and what could be. And the what could be doesn’t have to be beautiful or grand or exciting.… Read more

Note to Self #15

There’s a saying about staring at a closed door for so long, you don’t notice that other doors have opened.

How about staring really long at a door that opened because you didn’t expect what was behind it? How do you decide if you should walk through?… Read more

Being Me.

​Scrolling through my drafts, I found a previously unpublished piece I wrote around mid-2017.  I don’t quite know why I didn’t publish it as it is – because reading it now, it seemed appropriate, given my circumstances back then.  In fact, it was less dramatic than the emotions that I remembered were churning within me.… Read more

Note to Self #6

Distraction is good, but give yourself room to grieve. Don’t force yourself to be OK when you’re not. Wounds do not heal by themselves. They need to be cleaned and dressed, hidden from view. But also remember that they need little doses of sunshine and fresh air.… Read more

Believe.

​But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”

Mark 5:36 NASB

So simple, yet so difficult.

We know this story.  Jairus approached Jesus in the hopes of healing his daughter.… Read more

Bittersweet.

Three weeks into 2017, I was faced with the possibility of love, romance, and marriage.  I clung to it, not knowing that it would be the source of much grief and pain for many months to come.  In my impetuousness, I ran headlong into a relationship that was my undoing.… Read more