Decide to Do it (and God Will Help)

I woke up devastated this morning. At the very moment I opened my eyes and awoke to my new reality, I started to cry. I’ve never started a day in tears but this loss is unlike any I have ever felt. After I left his apartment key on the kitchen counter I drove home a…

Mother’s Day Lesson

I’m sitting outside under the cool shade of my family’s mango tree. It’s a gorgeous day in South Florida. She delights the senses today much like a retro travel poster. And I find myself happy to call this place home. Today’s Mother’s Day and for the last several days I’ve been dedicating time to my…

Activation Energy: Why Can’t You Get Off Your Butt

You ever just stagnate? You really want to do something but you can’t seem to get going? For instance, you want to lose weight but you can’t seem to make it to the gym. “Oh it’s so late, I’ll go tomorrow.” Or you want to organize your home office but somehow the clutter keeps building…

Fitness & Lack of Motivation

I wish I wasn’t so frail. I wish I could run a marathon or scale Mt. Everest. It’s not that I don’t want to do those things, it’s that I can’t do them, not the way those amazon women do it. You know the type, they can deadlift 200lbs, do a handstand, run for days….

Looking for a Job: A Catch-22

Some people want to get paid more money. Others just want do something that they don’t completely hate. Me, I would have settled for just some appreciation and a little work-life balance if I couldn’t have the first two. So here I am trying to find a job that really speaks to my abilities and…

Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t seen Batman v Superman yet and don’t want to know anything about its content read no further… I fear that my love of zombies has begun to affect my judgment. Zack Snyder first conned me into thinking he was a good director when he directed the re-make of Dawn of…

Don’t Fall into the Trap

You ever notice how a rough start to a morning spirals into a terrible, no-good day? Maybe you got no sleep. Or maybe you stubbed your toe getting out of bed. But something happens just as your day begins and it snowballs into an epic, “I’m going to jump off the building and I’m taking…

Impossible Standards

The women of my generation were promised that we could do anything we wanted. Little did we know that actually we would be required to do everything. Go to college, get the perfect job, have perfect hair, marry the perfect man, be bendy like Stretch Armstrong, cook like Julia Childs, have an ass you can…

Content: of your Character and your Blog

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. I’m working a contract gig while I figure out my next move. Modern life for the middle class working gal means a life living paycheck to paycheck. Between the democratic debate I was forced to watch last night and thinking about MLK’s legacy, I can’t help but think…

Don’t Be Afraid to Leave Security Behind

You wake up every morning and you’re dragging your feet. It’s not that you didn’t get enough sleep, it’s that your whole body is rejecting the idea that you have to go to work. You feel this way every morning. You spend your day at work just counting down the hours until you can go…

Resolutions

Naturally impulsive, but deceptively controlled, I tend to plan my impulses the way a General plans an air-raid. I don’t always know what I want to accomplish but I have to do something and there may be collateral damage. Despite my best efforts to blow everything up, the Universe saw fit to send me my…

When You’re a Planner

“For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I found that verse and it’s just kind of stuck with me the last few days as I’ve struggled to come to terms with some things going…