For many years I was asleep. Perhaps it was my brain simply trying to protect me from the hurts of the world, both past and present. Or perhaps it was just the"default" mode of operation that I ended up in after years of closing the doors and hiding from the truth of my life during that time. In 2007,... Continue Reading →
Thought for Today
"Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living." --Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
1| Let. It. Go. 2| Yes, I can. 3| The time is now. 4| Inhale love, exhale hate. 5| I am enough. I have enough. There is enough. 6| Quiet. Focus. Trust. 7| Breathe in peace, breathe out love. 8| Be true. Be kind. Be present. Breathe.
Dogs of Love
Dear Jasper, It was one year ago today that you left us. I can't believe this much time has passed already. You were a wonderful loving dog who taught us SO much, saw us through some dark times, and showed us what unconditional love looks like. A few months ago, we met Watson. I think... Continue Reading →
Thank you for: Great haircuts. Mountains. Kind people. Coffee. Crisp mornings. Possibilities.
The next chapter
I turned 49 last week. I have officially lived longer than both of my parents. Thinking about that is pretty surreal because in my head they will always be the age they were when I last saw them. Moving into this next chapter of my life will mean many things. The most important of which... Continue Reading →
My professional life has been a bit rocky lately and was really starting to let it get the best of me. I fell off the consistent exercise wagon, I have not been the fun mom I usually am, and I have isolated myself from most social activities. BAD Susan. I am old enough to understand... Continue Reading →
Stuff that dreams are made of…
I dream of living near Monticello - in the footsteps of this green, magical mountain...
My most un-favorite things (updated from previous list)
I was reviewing past blog posts and came upon this list from 2008 of my most un-favorite things (part one). I guess this is part two. Being inspired by this post from Jen on the Edge, I decided to update the list to reflect my current sentiment. Items in green are 2010 additions. More than... Continue Reading →
Why I threw out my easy button
I once had an easy button on my desk. It was given to me by a former employee who turned out to be a few sandwiches short of a picnic, if you know what I mean. At first it was cute, and at the end of every meeting or discussion, inevitably someone would push the... Continue Reading →