Presents Vs Experiences

The thought of the holidays only being a few months away brought this topic to mind, not to mention a few subtle online ads. I’m sorry to even mention the holidays already, but we know how it goes. They’ll be here sooner than we think. Although, purchasing a gift or creating an experience can happen … Read more

Get A Head Start On Planning For Long-Term Care

You may not want to think about failing health in the future, especially if you’re getting along fine now, but there are reasons for doing so. The cost of medical care in your senior years balloons to over $387,000 per couple on average after retiring at 65. That could put enormous strain on you and … Read more

First Comes Marriage

Did you ever sing the rhyme “first comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage” when you were young? That may not be the way things always happen in today’s world. Being a mom, that’s how I have always dreamed my daughters would do it. They would grow up, go to college, find … Read more

Blessings In Disguise

A “blessing in disguise” is something that seems not quite right or bad in the beginning but turns out to be a good thing at the end. You can also say that it’s an accident that results in positive consequences. Have you ever lost a job only to find that it gave you the opportunity … Read more

Letter To My Teenage Self

A couple of months ago, the Girl Scouts had a Zoom call with Michelle Obama. One of the things she was asked about was any advice or life lessons she could offer the girls. She had many great pieces of advice, but the one that stuck with me the most was not making a mountain … Read more

Happy Anniversary To Us

Yes, we are three years strong! We started this adventure in the first few months of 2018, and launched Walking Through Life As Women in July of 2018. Since then, it’s been a time of learning what the blogging world and social media world are all about and how connections can be made. Through our … Read more

Is Long-Term Satisfaction Possible?

Have you ever witnessed the new toy syndrome? A child begs for a new toy for weeks, then not long after, the toy sits in the corner, and the child wants the next thing they see advertised. They lost interest because it’s no longer new and exciting.  How about your new car that smells so … Read more

Writer’s Block

Have you ever heard the phrase creative constipation? I think it’s just another way of saying that you have writer’s block. I think that’s what I’m going through right now. I haven’t been able to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing. Walking Through Life As Women is all about lessons … Read more

My Personal Sanctuary

My zodiac sign is Cancer, and whether or not you believe in that stuff, I can tell you that the definition of my sign is right on. “They love to create cozy, safe spaces that serve as their personal sanctuaries, then spend lots of time in them.” Once I create my cozy space, I never … Read more

Speaking Of Change

What does change mean to you? For me, it’s when I know I need to change my situation, my expectations in life. And no matter whether these changes seem good or bad, I know I will learn something new. I believe that “change is good”. I think that external change makes me more flexible, more … Read more