Author: admin

August 26, 2018 admin

       Despite my love for adventure, experience, and control, I never really was one to talk about “bucket lists.”  But then my husband and I made a decision about nine months ago that quickly changed this mindset.  We registered for the Spartan Beast… in Hawaii. Going to Hawaii was not practical per se, and we were…

March 1, 2018 admin

Have you ever noticed that “dream big” sayings sound really good… and then they may make you a little depressed and anxious?  No?  Just me?   I ran across this one today… “When you cease to dream, you cease to live”  (Malcom Forbes). Ummm excuse me?  In total Clueless fashion, I feel compelled to respond……

February 19, 2018 admin

There is one subject I never write about really… although, it is the subject that occupies my heart and mind all the time. God.  Why?  Well… for a few reasons.  One, I don’t concretely understand “God” or what that means.  Human, spirit, feeling… all three? The abstract can be mind boggling. Secondly, I don’t attach…

January 17, 2018 admin

‘Twas the night before Icegedon and all through the city, Every mom in Austin filled with self pity. Cartons of wine stored in the kitchen with care, In hopes that might dull tomorrow’s screaming there.   The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of snowy days danced in their heads. And…

January 2, 2018 admin

Once upon a time my heart and mind would fill with this budding hope right around the turn of the New Year.  Ritualistic and methodical, I would carefully pull out a beautiful leather journal with crisp new pages intentionally weathered, imitating a wise whimsy allure I always fell victim to. My fingers would tingle with…

October 2, 2017 admin

It was 7:15 AM.  I finished a workout, and glanced at my Facebook page for the first time today.  “My heart is with Vegas.” “Vegas, I have no words.” Then, “Worst Mass Shooting in US History.”  My heart raced, and full panic sat in.  What in the world happened last night?  And then I looked…

September 18, 2017 admin

Am I unemployed?  I sat staring at the box titled, “Job Title?”  Do I put freelance writer?  I mean “writer” is my dream job and all, but it’s not exactly like I bring home a regular paycheck by any leap of the definition.  Do I put “unemployed?”  I’ve been unemployed before.  I sure remember being…

September 15, 2017 admin

Drenched with sweat, panting, I look up at my husband.  He is equally fatigued.  Sometimes with him by my side, I start to feel like I can do anything, and crazy ideas and aspirations pop out of nowhere.  Glancing up, one of these crazy ideas enters my head. “I want to run to that mountain…

August 4, 2017 admin

So I’m a closet adrenalin junkie.  Give me a physical or mental challenge, I love to tackle it head on.  Which also means I have the propensity to get bored very easily.  So when I became a full time stay at home mom, I was concerned about not being physically and mentally stimulated enough.  Would…