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Hello… You have a Brain Aneurysm

Last month I couldn't spell aneurysm.  I've typed and spoken this word thousands of times in the last 30 days.  Yep, I have a brain aneurysm -- Crazy, isn't it.  It hasn't ruptured -- so that is very good. How did I find it?  Well, funny you should ask -- there's a...

365 Days or is it 366?

One year ago today I started on a new adventure (aka a new job) -- with Compassion.  It's been a year filled with fun and firsts. Went to a developing nation -- and I didn't just stay in the tourist section. Saw true poverty up close -- and it broke my heart. Stood...

And then you find out you are Asian

Recently, I went to see a doctor about having a bit of face work done -- do not judge!  I wanted to see about getting my neck tightened -- just a bit.  And since I was there, I thought why not ask about getting my eyes done. I've always had heavy lidded eyes and have...

Finding Your Passion even when you didn’t know it was lost

One year ago today I opened up this little planner -- the Passion Planner and began a journey to finding my passion. Now, let me say that MOST people begin a new planner on January 1st or at least sometime in January.  Me?  I let that new year soak in for a month and...

Eight Years Ago

In a small place known as the Blogosphere, a 40ish woman sat down at her Dell computer and typed out the first words of her first blog post. That woman was me. I never really had a plan for this blog… didn’t truly know what I was doing, but I figured everyone else was doing it and I just hate to be out of the loop. So it began.

If it’s not on Facebook, did it really happen?

Thanksgiving!  I love a holiday that is about food and family!  I mean seriously, what is NOT to love.  It's a carb loaded holiday!  This year we had our girls and their husbands, our niece Taylor and her husband and my mom and brother and sis-in-law.  We were missing...

Navigating Mental Illness – or is it my fault?

I remember when she first told me she was struggling with depression and anxiety, I immediately thought ‘It’s my fault. I should have been a better Mom. I should have held her more, listened more, paid more attention to her.” But then I realized this is not about me and my insecurities over my faulty parenting.

There used to be a Blog here

Seems like I once had a lot to say... at least 500 blog posts lead me to believe that.  I've not written here in a long time.  And it's not for a lack of things to share.  I have a LOT of opinions on everything from politics and the current state of our government to...

The OTHER Side of the Caribbean

I sailed to the Caribbean at least 30 times in the past eight years -- and I'm probably underestimating that number, but let's go with 30 cruises.  Ina few days I'm traveling back to the Caribbean, but this time I'll fly into the Dominican Republic.  This time it will...

Endings, Beginnings and a NEW Adventure!

I tried to come up with a clever title for this post..I thought of "And So I'll Say Goodbye for the Summer" and now that song is stuck in my head.  Then I thought "It's All About the Goodbyes" but does Megan Traynor (or however you spell her name) really need anyone...

The Tale of the Chevron Shirt

I was going to title this post 'It's all About that Shirt' but I think the internet is just slap tired of the 'It's all About ...' references.  Not to say that I'm tired of them or of the song It's all About that Bass.  I LOVE that song!  It makes me laugh... 'cause I...