The older I’ve gotten, the more difficult gift giving has become. It’s not that I don’t want to give my dad something amazing — I just have not idea what else he possible wants/needs. I have the same issue on Mother’s Day and Christmas. It would probably be easier if my dad super-techie. If he … More I call him “daddy”
I wanted the title of this post to be “Dun, Dun, Dun! Friendship… as an big person!” But it’s not. Instead it’s probably something nicer. Oh well, you can’t win them all. Plus, as an adult who has to watch calories and such, “big person” has a different meaning now. What I actually meant was … More 5 Semi-Wise Lessons on Friendship
I walk into the room and the same feeling of dread washes over me. Taking a seat, I try to appear more relaxed and at ease than I feel. I’m telling myself that I’m part of the team so I belong there. I repeat: I belong. I belong. I belong. But I don’t. Every fiber … More That feeling of Un-belonging
Last week was daylight savings time. Many places in the world set their clocks ahead one hour and countless people look forward to the arrival of spring! Of course, after celebrating the arrival of spring, they complain because they lose an hour of sleep. Yeah, there’s just no making people happy. 🙂 I’ve been thinking … More What’s your complaint communicating?
We’ve been working to pay off all excess debt. It’s been a long and winding journey. We’ve taken many detours — most of which included actual travel so I’m not grieving the the extra time added. However, with the final payments looming just a few paychecks away, I’m getting that urge to splurge! Don’t judge … More My 3 Favorite Money Savers
Change often gets a bad rap. Especially when that change is sudden or not something we’ve been planning for. We like the change that we plan or pray for — a promotion at work, weight loss, a new baby, or marriage. But too often we think of change as something new, scary, and disruptive. Change … More What a Wonderful Word: Change
The very first book I remember falling in love with was Mandy and the Secret Tunnel. I received the book when I was in the 4th grade. It was a birthday present — one that I still have to this day! I often think about the mother that grabbed the book as a quick thought because … More 5 Attention deserving Loves