So Where Were We?

Ah, yes: my last post was on spring fever if I recall correctly.  Except now it is nearly fall. Kiddo started back at preschool today, and I find myself with more time on my hands.  And, you know what?  I’m a little sad about that.  Kiddo and I had an awesome summer together.  We went Read More …

Day 1

Okay. Check out it. Everybody’s doing it. What’s the problem? I’ll make you feel good. I’ll make you feel safe. I’ll make anything possible. Come on. Just one hit. You know you want it. You can start again tomorrow. Just enough to get you through this rough patch. This’ll be the last time. What’s the difference? Read More …

On The Road Again

I travel with lofty intentions:  on this trip I will get more pages written than at home. Yeah, right. I get less done, often times zilch. Just how much can I do and see in this new place?  A mania of possibilities and too much activity locks me up.  This trip is different. Em and I are on our Read More …

Do Less

Time has gotten away from me in the last weeks.  We had a very successful yard sale to clear out the clutter and my birthday party the following weekend.  And then Em got sick.   And then I got sick and it all rolled downhill from there. The thing about getting sick is that I take Read More …

Rebooting for Success

It’s been a little over a week since we got back from Maine, and I know those two weeks away were a reboot, a much-needed disruption of my routine. I have spent the time since our return offline, re-wiring my connections to my family, my craft, and myself. I am reconnecting to what is important Read More …

Fits and Starts

Writing, like my other creative projects, is coming in fits and starts, but I am happy to say that yesterday morning I have shifted from notes mode to writing the first draft of my screenplay “The Curious Tale of Abimelech Jones“.   The start of the project also coincides with Em learning to sleep in a Read More …

Lessons on Falling

The most difficult thing for me to witness as a parent is my Em taking a tumble, let alone tumbling down playground equipment.  Yep, happened on Sunday.  Yep, happened as soon as I gave her some breathing room and stopped hovering at the “Gitta” (her name for the playground).  She was climbing up the ladder apparatus in Read More …

On Striving at the “Day Job”

“Striving” is the word that comes to mind when I think back on conversations that I have had this week with several former employees.  Our conversations were coaching talks, catching up and just plain venting.  And, I sit on this side of my decision to leave my job and am relieved.  What is gone for Read More …

Back In The Saddle

Despite my best intentions to establish better patterns, life happens.  In my case, last weekend I had to pick up my husband early from a conference (luckily it was in Baltimore, not cross-country) when he came down with a fever, chills.  Turns out he had the flu.  My next concern was how to keep my Read More …

Forming Habits Without Goals

Today, to kick off the second quarter of the year, I am focusing on developing good habits in my “daily practice” (writing, exercise, and healthy eating) by not setting lofty goals that will require massive energy expenditures or will tell me that I am a failure if I do not achieve them on time or Read More …