Balance

Jealousy

I don't consider myself a jealous person. But of course it comes naturally to everyone, right? That ugly feeling that creeps out of nowhere when you hear something wonderful for friend, and you can't help thinking, "why not me?"
I grew up in a pretty affluent area of Maryland, although we are not part of that crowd. In a lot of ways, I was happy about that because it was much less pressure when you didn't have to have everything all the time. I saw the toll it took on people around me and felt sad when the grass was so much greener that they could not be happy with their situation in life - which was really was quite good, after all.

Home

Sometimes what you need to do is get away to be at home. After the first night in Mexico, after we had all slept for 12 hours straight, Bryan said my face had changed. It is nice to have known someone that long, someone who…

Off To Mexico

It's been a rough week. My mom had her heart surgery and while she's holding her own; it's not an easy thing to recover from. Every day there have been emails and phone calls discussing every aspect of her recovery, and she remains in the…

I Don’t Want Any New Friends.

OK. That's not exactly true.Especially since I just got back from the I Heart Faces Conference and made several lovely new friends... and everyone should always be open to new people in their lives. But generally. I am 43, my son has started middle school…

Eleven

I haven't written to you, or about you, very much lately. That's because you're growing up. I know you're only 11 today but it feels like you're an adult sometimes.And then it feels like you're not.You started middle school recently and it's already changed you.…

Insults Without Intention

I am guessing this happens in every profession. Don't you hate it when people make comments that completely belittle what you do for living?I remember once the company I worked for was in talks to be purchased by another. And they pulled all the employees…
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