My Own Ground Hog Day

Do you ever feel like you’re Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day, reliving the same day over and over again until you get it right?  That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. I won’t go into the scenario’s particulars.  They don’t really matter.  What I will say is that unlike Murray’s character, the person I am … More My Own Ground Hog Day


Living Out Loud

I attended a story writing class today that got me thinking.  One of the breakout sessions had us telling a story about a problem we faced to the other people at our table.  I was one of the last to go, and, as is my tendency, especially around strangers, I chose a story that reflected … More Living Out Loud

I got a Job Job!

After a lot of soul searching and simultaneous assaults of doubt and confidence, I received a job offer today that I accepted.  It is with a wonderful organization doing what I love: fundraising and communications. I would not have learned of the opportunity had it not been for a dear friend sending it my way.  … More I got a Job Job!

Get What You Need

Sorry for the long delay in posting.  I have been busy with holiday preparations, job searching, furniture selling and deep thinking (the kind that results in emotional relief and upset.)  It feels like old patterns are being broken, but I have yet to see actual proof that this is occurring.  At the same time, I … More Get What You Need


When I reflect on the past, my biggest regret is always that I didn’t enjoy life more.  Instead, I focused on the wrong things: acceptance from people who weren’t worth my time, and paths I tried to keep going down despite repeated evidence their unavailability is beyond my control and probably not in my best … More Truth

Make a Wish

Yesterday, I turned 42.  I got plenty of happy birthdays on Facebook.  My husband sent flowers to the house.  I bought myself two sweaters, and I went to see a movie, The Intern.  I found myself uplifted by De Niro’s character, a retired and widowed man who reinvents himself as a senior intern at a … More Make a Wish