Back to School Blues

I'm in a funk. A stressed-out, down-in-the-dumps funk. I have a precious few days left before the intensity and insanity of the school year returns. And I feel like I'm wasting them. I feel pressured to make the most of this time while also also allowing anxiety to build from the other direction as I … Continue reading Back to School Blues

Speechless

We arrived home last night this morning just after midnight after a weeklong Alaskan cruise and a Seattle stay over. We had been gone so long, the cat hid under the couch until she decided/remembered that we are effective feeding and cuddling organisms. Today is a day of tackling the emails and work tasks that … Continue reading Speechless

Scheduled Smiles

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It's all too easy to believe that happiness is fixed. Unchangeable. Set in place by internal or external factors that feel beyond our control. We may not control all of the strings on the marionetteĀ of our lives, but we do have the ability to manipulate the ones that produce a grin. And all it takes … Continue reading Scheduled Smiles

Saying “Yes”

Several weeks ago I let myself get down about my upcoming summer. I was in the midst of the end of school year crazies and a planned camping trip had to be canceled (along with several other weekends worth of activities) due to the constant rain that drenched Atlanta this past spring. I felt like … Continue reading Saying “Yes”

Gulp!

So, last night I made a committment. I made a nonrefundable payment towards a ski trip in North Carolina over the winter holiday. I know what you're thinking, "That sounds lovely." It does, but it also sounds scary. You see, I'm not afraid of snakes. Or clowns. Or heights. Or public speaking. I am; however, … Continue reading Gulp!