Everyday Life

I Moved My Cheese

One day, not long ago, I received a random text from a friend which said, “So, every day they went to Cheese Station C, found no cheese, and returned home, carrying their worries and frustrations with them.” I responded with, “I feel like I need more context.” She asked if I had read Who Moved …

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Facing Fears

I Like Halloween…Now

I groped my way along the pitch black corridor on my hands and knees. My only hope of finding a way out was forward. As I moved my hand along the floor, my heart beat faster and faster until I thought it might jump from my chest to escape the dread of what would come …

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Why I hate the Word Diet

Why I Hate the Word Diet

If I say I don’t want a second helping of [fill in the blank], I am asked, “Why? Are you on a diet?” Diet. I hate that word. It implies that I am unhappy with my weight and/or body and I feel the need to improve it. When you search the word diet, most of …

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November is National Novel Writing Month

It’s official. I am going to write a novel and I am going to do it in 30 days. Yep. 30 days. I joined NaNoWriMo which is short for National Novel Writing Month. It is a challenge to writers to write their novel in 30 days, or more specifically, to write 50 thousand words. It …

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Are you a Drifter

Maybe We look at Hard Decisions Wrong

I have a tough time with hard decisions. I overthink every pro and con and often err on the side of safety. One of the traits people often say I possess is a level head on my shoulders, so even though I really would like to select the more daring option, I don’t. It isn’t …

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