When a Simple Errand Becomes Life-Changing

Yesterday I picked up an order for my daughter so that she wouldn’t have to leave the house with her infant son. Easy enough. I drove there, picked it up, and headed back. On my way I encountered several four way stops. At one in particular there were red reflectors attached to each stop sign.Continue reading “When a Simple Errand Becomes Life-Changing”

Hitting a Detour Doesn’t Equate with Failure

To say my journey to overall better health is off to an auspicious start would be very accurate. I had everything organized to set myself up for success, and then this happened: Our grandson Ace was born, our first grandchild. While I was planning to start focusing on my journey, my path went completely toContinue reading “Hitting a Detour Doesn’t Equate with Failure”

Continuous Journey Requires Specific Goals

“The point is that you are back, wobbly or not!” When I wrote about getting back on the bicycle after time away from doing things that had been a natural part of my life, a friend of mine made that comment. I loved this, because it was so accurate. That’s exactly how I felt! ButContinue reading “Continuous Journey Requires Specific Goals”

Unexpected time off, unexpected thoughts

To borrow an overused word, it’s been a ‘surreal’ start to my spring break as a classroom teacher. This is the first time I’ve had a spring break in my educational career, and while I thought I would be giving myself a long to-do list to accomplish this week, I find myself in thoughtful contemplationContinue reading “Unexpected time off, unexpected thoughts”

Taking a break is okay

Sometimes I just need a break. I need to stop what I’m doing and alleviate the undue stress I’m putting on myself. Recently, the undue stress has been writing. Every time I sit down to start a new blog post, I look at the blinking cursor with a ton of thoughts running through my mindContinue reading “Taking a break is okay”