Home Life | Personal Growth

Thought for the Day

Why is it that I can manage a household, two young kids, a tough job that keeps me busy, cooking meals from scratch and a whole lot more, but I cannot properly shave my legs for anything in this world??  I always end up with a ‘patch of grass’ somewhere on the back of my …

Home Life | Personal Growth

Excuse Me While I Fall Apart

Please excuse me while I fall apart. Don’t mind me. I’m just having a bad day, a terrible week and an even worse month. The kids are sick again. I have to call into work again. I haven’t slept much lately. My one afternoon off, my only scheduled free time for the past several weeks …

Personal Growth

The Journey, not the Destination

For some reason this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson has been stuck in my head for days now… “Life is a journey, not a destination.” I even had these words in my head as I was climbing into my car yesterday.  When the radio came on, the band Journey was playing.  It was their song, …

Personal Growth | Writing

A Great Rejection and an Even Greater Lesson

Rejections are a big part of life, especially to a writer’s life like mine.  We receive them quite frequently. Usually they are some standard, boring reply that says your work was not selected but to try submitting again. But every now and then, you receive something off-the-wall, like this one I had in my inbox …

Personal Growth

Feeling Down? Climb Up

Recently I was feeling overwhelmed, overworked and under-appreciated.   Blah, blah, blah.  I have a good life and I really shouldn’t complain, I know. Still despite my best efforts, I couldn’t shake these emotions of disappointment in myself.  Why was I letting life’s little problems get to me and take the best of me? I …