Here’s the situation: I’ve always felt that I’ve been a “jack of all trades, master of none” type of person since I figured out how to skip classes in high school and still get more-than-acceptable grades. I’ve tried painstakingly hard to accomplish some goals, while others I let sort of mingle around in the “I’ll … More Watering the seedling: Combating Fears and Accomplishing Goals
Once upon a time, a few years ago, I was a flight attendant. Sure, I had traveled in the past. My family lives in England and I often would go to see them, catching the travel bug every time. I sailed the Bahamas, I’d taken road trips, I’d seen a good part of the world. … More Once, I was a traveler.
The very second I saw Wesley’s precious face, I knew I wanted to stay home with him. I wanted to be there with him 24/7 so I didn’t have to miss a single leap, accomplishment, or personality trait developing. Then I remembered: I have bills, and nobody to pay them! Uh-oh. My job that I … More The Juggling Game: Work and Home
There are tiny little scars that have since turned from purple to an almost unnoticeable skin tone, ones that used to be wounds larger than my heart. I have heard different opinions on life and love and friendship, I have tried to defy the odds and I have let multiple mouths tell the story of … More Peace
A few years ago, I never dreamt that I’d be a mother. I have two older siblings, and neither ever had children of their own. When people asked me how I felt about having kids, my answer was, well, nothing. I felt indifferent. Maybe one day I’d have them, but it seemed like a million … More Mom Battles: Anxiety (and the little things that are sometimes big things)
I adjust my bed so it is in the middle of the room Against nothing Like a pontoon stranded in the middle of the ocean Dark and Vast and Unforgiving. Falling asleep to build up courage because I Am afraid Of everything. I pack my suitcase then I walk out the door. I turn around. … More Oceans
Let me start off by saying this: I definitely did not plan on getting pregnant with Wesley. Two years ago around this time, I was married. I was a flight attendant for an airline and I shared a cute one-bedroom condo with my husband and my dog. I used to say to myself, “I did … More Before the Beginning: An Explanation.