If you want to get off the merry-go-round, you have to jump

If you want to get off the merry-go-round, you have to jump

Not sure how many of you are old enough to remember the song “Stop the World and Let Me Off” by Waylon Jennings?  Well, I am and, lately, this song has been running through my head. It’s getting a bit annoying, actually. But I got to thinking maybe it’s a sign or something.  I mean, with […]

Fitting the Skin You’re In

                  All my life I’ve been a creative type. As a child, I loved to read, draw, put on plays I’d made up and “make things”.  I tended to be quiet and shy. That’s not to say I didn’t like people but I preferred to stay in […]

Good Enough? Really?

  I normally post positive, upbeat things.  The world is full of enough negatively for several lifetimes and I try my best to put some good energy out there.  But, today, I’m going to get really honest with you (and myself) and it may not seem uplifting or as positive as usual but it may […]

Mostly Good

When it comes to gauging how we measure up it’s no secret that we’re our own harshest critic.  We are constantly comparing ourselves to others – other women, other moms, other employees – even if we’re not always aware of it.  We think we don’t look good enough or we judge ourselves to be lousy […]

Why “Going with the flow” Doesn’t Work for Me.

  So here I am on the cusp of retirement and I have to say this is almost as confusing and stressful  as going through adolescence.  I was so looking forward to more leisure time and less structure.  I’ve read those wonderfully compelling blogs and articles about “going with the flow” and “living in the […]