I am, by nature, a worrier, highly anxious, and continuously analyzing my surroundings. I always try to stay one step ahead of any situation. I want to be in control, because if I'm not, I fear that things will not be done right. I take on too much. Now, it seems, that this stress and … Continue reading How Do You Stop Stressing?!?!
I dropped my two youngest children off at school this morning, and cried all the way home. My heart aches because I feel like I have failed them. They are back into being thrown into the group, made to conform to what everyone else is doing. I failed at giving them their chance to grow … Continue reading What Was It All For?
Tonight I am in mourning. I mourn for the mom that I failed to be for my kids. I mourn for the struggles I have now placed in front of them as they go back to school tomorrow. I feel like I have completely failed them, and failed my family. I wonder what it all … Continue reading Short and Sweet
This song is one of my favorites. I love the simplicity of it, and the words are so meaningful if you really hear them. Today, after some pretty hurtful words were said to me, this song came into my head. I immediately began to sing this, as I sat alone in my room, and began … Continue reading Blackbirds And Broken Hearts
Today, as you know, was Martin Luther King Jr. day. I decided we should definitely incorporate the significance of this day into our lesson plans. After arriving back home from a dentist appointment, we had some breakfast and dove right in. We were first to watch the "I Have A Dream Speech." I got it … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. And My Children
In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Fearless Fantasies." Incapable of feeling fear? Yes! I am probably the most anxiety ridden, fearful person in the world. Okay, that's probably not true, but I do tend to worry more than others. I err on the side of caution more times than not. I have always … Continue reading Fearless
I am taken aback tonight, as I have just read a post in response to a post I wrote. I seriously am left speechless, as I process that someone truly understands where I am in life, without ever meeting me. That they understand me by my words. When I started my blog a few short … Continue reading Speechless
Yesterday I read a blog post titled Live and Learn by Jaycie Cheatham. I was intrigued by her blog, as I found we had some similarities, and I decided to read this post. I found myself taken by her words, as lately, I too have been looking back on what moments have shaped my life … Continue reading Inspiration
When I was a junior in high school, we had to take this aptitude test. It was a billion questions long, and, with the answers from these questions, the computer was going to tell us what professions would be right for us. The test was so painful to take! Each question was more grueling than … Continue reading You Be The Judge
The assignment for today was to make our About Me page captivating. I am not very good at talking about myself, never have been. I am never quite sure what to say. Too little information makes me seem boring, too much makes me seem like I'm bragging. I tend to steer towards the safe side … Continue reading Figuring Out About Me
I am a very literal person. Words. I love them. When I am listening to a song, I tend to focus more on the words then the music. (Most of the time). If I am with someone in my car, I'll say, "Wow! Did you hear those lyrics?" To which I usually get a reply … Continue reading Literally Literal
My daily assignment for today is to write a post to my "dream reader." That's a tough one! I actually have never thought about who I am writing to, because I just write what I feel. So, to have to choose who I really want to write for is a challenge. I write to people … Continue reading This Post Is For You
Parenting is tough sometimes. I love my kids, more than life itself, but man, I doubt myself so much when it comes to what is best for them. If self doubt was an Olympic sport, I would bring the USA gold in this event every four years. I wish that there was some kind of … Continue reading Where’s My Fairy Godmother?
Tonight I am somber and emotional. Tonight is the wake for my lovely childhood friend, Hilary, who passed away Christmas night, in Oklahoma. I see all of the wonderful tributes to her on her Facebook, and see how many lives she has truly touched over the years. I feel blessed, and honored, to have had her … Continue reading We Will Meet Again Someday