A few months ago I wrote a post titled "When you know you can't go home", as I read those words again tonight, I was hit with the hard reality that I no longer have a home. Last month, we packed up all of our belongings, put the majority of it in storage, the rest … Continue reading When home is the only place you want to be and yet it doesn’t exist…
There's this book that I've been mulling through for nearly a year now. The Right to Write by Julia Cameron. I pick it up every so often to read a chapter and complete its writing task. Last night I read about writing from joy as opposed to pain and was prompted to make a list … Continue reading 50 Things That Make Me Happy
Hey y'all I have exciting news. I've been nominated for The Liebster Award! The awesome angry bushbaby nominated me; go check out their blog. From what I can tell, this award is for small blogs in order to build community, gain recognition and simply to spread some joy throughout the blogosphere. My original focus for … Continue reading The Liebster Award! – spreading recognition and love amongst bloggers –
Today's post is a guest post. One that I can relate to in some ways and in other ways not at all. I am not yet ready to share my own experiences with suicide. I commend Madison for her bravery and willingness to publish her story for others. So. Today I am three years clean. … Continue reading Three years clean.
Although the festive music has been playing since the beginning of November, Christmas celebrations will officially be in full swing around here tomorrow. But first we have 3 big pre Christmas birthdays. Madelyn turning 6 on November 28th. I was on a plane all day, so her amazing older siblings made her day incredibly special, … Continue reading Pre Christmas Birthdays
I haven't written in so long. I haven't been able to focus on writing. Life has been full of ups, downs and a lot of just coasting through days. This space is supposed to be my safe spot, where I can come and vent or celebrate, but a couple of months ago I was reminded … Continue reading Oops I’ve been MIA
September 14, 1997 at 12:26pm you came into this world, quickly, quietly and wide eyed with wonder. For 20 years now I've been watching you grow, tackling life at first with such cautious trepidation. Your first 4 years you were calmly, quietly soaking up your surroundings. And then all of a sudden you were ready … Continue reading Happy Birthday Jadie Bear
An excerpt from "The Right to Write" by Julia CameronFor the past year I have been going through these griefs. I've been "functioning" sorta. People think I've been ok-ish. But now it's time for me to find my place to grieve and muddle forward into some capacity of blissful authentic living. And for me that place is writing. … Continue reading For me that place is writing…