Pilgrimage: a journey, especially a long one made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion. - dictionary.com What started out as what one could call a "Pure Michigan" moment; a family trip to climb the magnificent Sleeping Bear dunes, ended up being so much more for me... The Sleeping Bear dunes is… Continue reading An Accidental Pilgrimage
Lucky enough to have some time off work this past week and the theme was definitely about jumping in the lake... I've always been an avid swimmer, loving the water and listing swimming as one of my favorite hobbies since I was a little kid. It makes me feel so free and confident. It's peaceful,… Continue reading Go take a jump in the lake…
It's great to offer up a hotline, but we need to offer ourselves up too. If you promise not to be perfect for me I promise, I won't pretend to be perfect for you. Let's be real. Let's be vulnerable. With no fault, shame or blame. "I'm fine." isn't good enough. I want to know… Continue reading I promise not to be perfect
Have you ever participated in one of those 30 day challenges? I love them. I think it's because 30 days is the perfect amount of time to stay focused before the task at hand becomes boring and it is fun to see if you can actually accomplish it. There is usually a group that you… Continue reading The Plank that broke me
Remember when you were in elementary school writing on the gray tinted paper, double lined with the fat red lead pencil. You wrote at the top of your paper "Rough Draft". There was a lot of power in writing these 2 words. It gave you permission to explore ideas and write them down without censure… Continue reading The beauty of the rough draft
A few years ago, I walked into a meeting at work and noticed a co worker of mine sitting at the other end of the table, and my first thought was, "Aren't you sick? Why are you here?" Later that day, I was in a smaller meeting room with another co worker, when the sick… Continue reading Use your Mom Voice!
I'm the type of person who's always willing to put myself out there, meet new people and try new things. BUT, that doesn't mean it's always easy or enjoyable or comfortable. Sometimes I think, if you could only see or hear what's happening in my brain right now, you might be surprised... Ode to the… Continue reading Bust Out!
It's Spring Break this week and although we are not on a proper vacation, our daughter has the week off of school. It's been a week spent with birthday celebrations, movies with friends, play dates, sleepovers at her cousins and grandparent's house and slew of other activities.And as I continue to work, I've been feeling… Continue reading Spring Break state of mind
I've never been a big fan of April Fool's day, probably because I'm so gullible . I'm a trusting, curious person. So if you spin me a tale, or tell me to try something, I will do it. I will fall for it. Every time. One would think, since I grew up with an older… Continue reading Don’t fool yourself…
Is this all just one big coincidence? On Monday, I was working on a project calling people in our community inviting them out to an event. Several people on the list were named Toby. Then, on Tuesday I learned the name of the storm out East was called Toby and on Thursday, a new business… Continue reading My little lost earring