Two weeks ago today, I gave up Facebook (again). It’s been easier this time and I really feel I will stick with the Facebook Diet Attempt #723. While I probably won’t lose any weight from this particular diet, what I have seemed to have gained over this short period is more happiness. What is different… Continue reading Facebook Diet: Gain Time & Happiness
Being a writer is sometimes hard (or maybe it’s always hard). Today I visited a writing prompt website in order to get ideas for today’s blog post. I wrote my own list of writing prompts at a cabin in Oregon, but it’s upstairs on my night stand and I’m downstairs on my comfy couch with… Continue reading Unrequited Love Poem
July has been pretty uneventful so I have had to think really hard about what made me smile this month. I had to take numerous walks, many saunas, and decide what I could shove on the list even if it only turned the corners of my mouth up a teensy bit. I don’t want you… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile in July 2017
Note: I was not paid for this post but my ticket to ShiftCon2018 will be comped in exchange for volunteering at the convention; however my opinions are my own. Nearly two years ago, I signed up to go to ShiftCon. I’m not sure why I did it. I think someone posted the information about ShiftCon… Continue reading #ShiftCon2018 is Coming & I’m GOING!
I’ve been sitting on my couch staring at a blinking cursor for a while now. I’ve been on Facebook four or five times, scrolling through Twitter far too many times to count, and have sipped several cups of coffee while the cursor consistently blinks in the background; these are the only words I’ve written in… Continue reading Childhood Fears Still With Me Sometimes
What was initially a joke has turned out to be a yearly tradition. Let me explain. About 5 years ago, my daughter, Madison, brought home a flyer for a trip to Turkey and Greece from school. The trip was for an EF Tour that two of her middle school teachers were leading. She handed it… Continue reading World Travel is No Joke
We are one week into July and I know I’m a little bit late for this post; however, I’ve recently returned from a trip to Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England and I’m feeling the effects of jet lag but it is one of the reasons to smile in June. Without further ado, here are the… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile in June 2017