Life Can Change In An Instant

When you wake up in the morning, you never know what life may hold for you. I remember one morning when my girls were in elementary school, the news was on while we were getting ready for the day, and the anchors were talking about car accidents. I remember thinking, “I wonder how people would … Read more

My Kidney Disease Diagnosis

2013 was a year I will never forget. As I stare at the date, I realize the number 13 is considered to be unlucky for most. For my ex-husband and I, that wasn’t the case. We always thought it to be our lucky number, and in this instance, it was no different. It’s important to … Read more

Women Workforce

Since it is Labor Day, I want to write a little something about our labor force and how women have become, and are a big part of it. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, including women. To some, Labor Day also means or symbolizes the end of summer, and … Read more

“An unexamined life is not worth living.”–Socrates

Through this blog, I’ve begun to really examine my life. I’m writing about what I have learned along the way and what I still need to learn. I’m reflecting, taking steps back from my life to see where I’ve been, and then using that to look forward to see where I’m going. I’m looking for … Read more

Bucket List

What experiences or achievements do you hope to have or accomplish during your lifetime? I believe it’s important to take time for things you enjoy in life. Doing things you enjoy can make you feel more energized and maybe even relaxed at the same time. We all know that it’s important to take time to … Read more

Starting Over

Sometimes there comes a time when you just have to call it quits and start all over. Just quit your job, pack your bags, say goodbye to all your friends, and move somewhere else. The reason for this can be financial, personal, new job, to be closer to family or to avoid prosecution. The reason … Read more

Failure Is Good

Why do we try so hard to avoid failure? Failure shows us that we’ve had the courage to try something. I think that if you avoid failure, you avoid taking action in your life. I try to accept that failure is a part of the experience and the journey. I try to learn from it, … Read more

So Senseless

Why does it keep happening? Why are there so many senseless acts of violence? This time it hit close to home. It happened in my community. It is with sadness that I write this post. On April 27th, a lone gunman walked into a local synagogue and killed one person and injured several others. This … Read more

Who Are You To Want A Big, Meaningful Life?

I guess this post is kind of part two of my previous post, “Making A Difference”. If you’re making a difference in this world, you should feel that your life has meaning. So, my answer to the question Who are you to want a big, meaningful life? is, I deserve to have a big, meaningful … Read more

Sleep Deprived

I often stare into space when I finally take my lunch break, just then realizing how tired I am. I have convinced myself that I don’t need much sleep and that it’s more important to live every minute to the fullest. There have been times I find myself sleepwalking through the day, my head drooping, … Read more