6th Grade and All the Places She Will Go

6th Grade and All the Places She Will Go

It took me a few minutes to type the title of this piece. The passage of time unfolds without paying attention to the complicated, sad or happy. Since my daughter’s birth, I am accustomed to marking time with her milestones. Today she will leave home as a fifth...
Thoughts on Bullet Journaling and Consistency

Thoughts on Bullet Journaling and Consistency

In January I chose my word of the year – consistency. The first quarter of 2017 has proved humbling. I’ve concluded  I still have much to learn when it comes to possessing the discipline to continue with a plan or habit. The last 3 months have taught me it...
Time and Transience

Time and Transience

On a walk this week, I captured a snapshot of this flower. The pink and yellow hues soft and tender, the strength and simultaneous fragility on display for those who choose to pay attention. I’ve talked about how much my walks and runs are integral to my...
Lessons From a Person I’ve Never Met

Lessons From a Person I’ve Never Met

Last weekend I read Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s, You May Want to Marry My Husband, a piece in which she creates a dating profile for her husband, Jason. (For those of you who haven’t heard of this piece, I urge you to read her words). The catalyst for her essay...
On What Is

On What Is

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” ― Alan W. Watts On an early morning walk, I paused to look at the branches of the tree and let the long rays of the sun comfort my...
The Little Things

The Little Things

“The small things of life were often so much bigger than the great things . . . the trivial pleasure like cooking, one’s home, little poems especially sad ones, solitary walks, funny things seen and overheard.” ― Barbara Pym Over the weekend, the rain...