Category: Progress

And so it begins…


I did it!  I am now the owner of a rolling version of a tiny house.  Well, me and the credit union 🙂 And yes, I drove it, adrenaline inducing event that was. I’m scheduled for a full driving course prior to taking actual delivery, after it goes through its bells and whistles review and…

Thoughts from the week


I feel like I’ve joined the ‘writer’s abstinence club’ of sorts lately. I think of great things to write, but I’m busily doing something else, and then I have tasks to tackle or familial bonds to reinforce with listening, advice, interventions or the like, and a dog to walk and a job, and well, then…

The rest of the story…


The other day I published a quote of my own.  But in part, it was a lie.  This was the quote: “Sexual abuse in the young creates the neediest people, who will tell you we need nothing; we live that way too.  We are taught by actions that there is no real love; there is no trust,…

Life Snapshot


Today is Shabbat.  A time free of work world constraints.  Time to absorb beauty, reflect beauty and warmth, radiate that back to others.  A time for thinking, for being. A time for giving thanks.  I smell like the woods, having finally finished my sun-steeping of a new body oil I created, scented with vetiver, peru…

Exploring the Void


In quiet and through reflection, when I really want to get to the bottom of things, make sense, improve who I am, I peer into the Void. The Void is the place where other people developed things that I never did.  What you read here is years of self-discovery; things I never had the quiet…

Wounds not left to heal


Did you ever have a wound that you dressed with care after finding out it was infected and festering?  You had let it go a very long time, until it threatened the rest of you.  So when you went to finally get a professional to examine the wound, and they gave you instructions, you followed…

On being read


Before I consciously decided to follow my dream of writing publicly as a concrete thing, I wrote primarily for me.  I wrote, as I mentioned to a friend recently, “… just to express, to emote, to get feelings out of me since I no longer had anyone even to listen to me, my dreams, my fears.…

Something new


It’s a new month, and I often will try to follow something emotionally taxing with something that gives me more depth,  find another way to stretch myself in order not to stagnate in the past and shift my focus onto something forward-looking.  Yesterday’s post was lengthy and probably for some, a difficult or even bypassed…

Challenging my writing skills or…blogging from “The Daily Prompt” – Forgive and Forget


WordPress offers this cool little tool called “The Daily Prompt” for bloggers, in order to give them a push to write daily.  Last night, on a whim (impulsive, remember?) as I was lying in bed I thought “I should write something every day until the end of the year.”  I mean, it is the slowest…

On Cars, Culture and Aging Gracefully


So this past week I took the first step to begin simplifying my life and down-sizing a bit. You learn a lot about yourself when you car shop if you’re paying attention (smirk) My goal was to trade in my SUV, take the cash, and buy used, since all the online guides told me my…

Gimme some cheese with my whine, yeah?


I’m not a whiner. I hate it. Listening to it especially. But lately I’ve experienced my own inner whine. It’s annoying, rather like that lone mosquito that somehow gets into the room and circles your head like a buzzard lookin’ for a roadside snack…drives you nuts! I usually suck it up when I’m feeling whiny.…

Champagne taste on a water bottle budget…


Sunday was a very fun day.  A full-timer met me at the LazyDays showplace for a little knocking around, education and temptation.  Whooooeee.  I insisted on only canvassing the used area, thinking I would be safe.  Oh hell no.  I ooohhed and ahhhed over all the buttery leather trimmings, beautiful cherry cabinetry, finely wrought multi-toned…