New Years day 2019 is less than 24 hours away. Even if you scoff at the idea of parties, resolutions, and all of the pomp that goes into January 1st around the world, it is hard not to take a moment to notice that we are collectively ending one cycle and beginning another one on our shared journey on this planet. When done effectively, the … Continue reading Creating Your Life in 2019
The history of my blog is sporadic at best. My faithful friends and readers know that I started my blog shortly after my 50th birthday and kept it going for several years. I loved that time on my blog. I met many interesting bloggers and felt the joy of a new creative outlet. Life changes and as I got closer to my 53rd birthday I … Continue reading Blogging Promise and Schedule for 2019
I am sitting at home today. It was not planned. I had a jury summons. Responsible citizen that I am, I requested a sub to manage my classroom for the day and headed off to the Weld County Courthouse bright and early Wednesday morning. Upon passing through security I was shuffled into a large room where I listened to a judge talk about the great … Continue reading Time To Come Back?
Happy Monday, everyone. One of my goals for 2015 is to begin cultivating a more gracious demeanor. I am not talking about putting pretences or not allowing my natural personality to shine in social situations. Rather, I am interested in being more mindful and aware of the art of making people feel relaxed, and valued in my presence. Other than remembering the basics of saying … Continue reading Cultivating A Gracious Demeanor
Happy Thursday, everyone! I am back home after a quick trip out to California to visit my uncle and a few friends. I really love the California coast and even though I have been visiting in roughly the same two or three hundred mile stretch of the coast for the last several years I am never at a loss to explore new things each … Continue reading Home, Sweet Home
Good morning, everyone! Happy Thursday 🙂 Time has gotten away from me this week but I wanted to let you know that I will be taking some time off of the blog for the next 5 days while I enjoy some vacation time. I will be back to the blog on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Feel free to check my Facebook page from … Continue reading I’ll Be Back!
Happy Single Living Thursday, everyone! It has been party time here at the next 50 years. I am now officially 51! Being reflective in nature that means I spent a good portion of the past few days thinking about what I want my 51st year of life to look like. I came up with only one word, fabulous. One word … Continue reading Single Living: A Year Of New Adventures
Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing weekend. I am taking a short break from my usual Minimalism posts to share some good news. I am very excited to report that Anne Lene at http://minimalistsometimes.com has nominated me for a Liebster Award. According to Anne Lene’s research it is a virtual reward given from blogger to blogger … Continue reading Liebster Award!
Hi everyone! Happy Thursday 🙂 This post is different from my usual topics, written in response to several requests I have received. If you have ever had to deal with the devastating loss of a loved one, especially your mother, I hope that by sharing my story I can be of some hope and comfort to you. The day my mother passed away: May skies, … Continue reading Regaining Joy After The Loss Of My Mother
Minimalist Mondays are dedicated to finding love, adventure, and joy in everyday living through the pursuit of a more simplistic lifestyle. By allowing only what is useful and meaningful into our lives and letting go of that which ties us down, we are better able to live a life of purpose, both for ourselves and for others. Welcome to Minimalist Monday! For those of you … Continue reading Minimalist Monday: Be A Rebel With A Cause!