Out of the Mud At Last

Y’all ever stepped in that kind of mud that sucks your foot right up, and you lose your shoe? You can’t go on. What do you do with your sock foot? How do you get your shoe unstuck and back on without getting completely muddy? You just stand there holding up one foot, trying notContinue reading “Out of the Mud At Last”

The Spot

It was July 22, 2015, when we found out Keith had colon cancer. The doctor called us on the phone after a routine colonoscopy. We were standing outside in the yard when I put the phone on speaker so we could both hear what he had to say. It was seventy-hundred degrees, and sweat drippedContinue reading “The Spot”

Go. Live. Life. You only get one.

Thought it was worth sharing that my quest to spend more time with my girl is going well! We had a great time together yesterday afternoon eating good food and exploring. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum was a blast, and we ate all the falafel and ganoush at Casablanca cafe. The day before, weContinue reading “Go. Live. Life. You only get one.”

Evolution, Authenticity, Random Thoughts

It’s funny how I’m going through this big life change, this evolution of thought, this reprioritization…all while the world keeps turning. I write about all that here for many reasons: writing practice, journaling, tracking my progress, accountability, to hopefully relate to others, to motivate people, to raise awareness for this and that, to entertain… ThereContinue reading “Evolution, Authenticity, Random Thoughts”

The Faith-Fear Seesaw

I mentioned yesterday in a blog post that I attend my very first writing workshop tonight…and that I’m nervous. I also noted that fear keeps us from our dreams, though, and I ain’t about that. From my mouth to God’s ears… Last night, I cooked black-eyed peas and cornbread for me and my hubs, thenContinue reading “The Faith-Fear Seesaw”

Peace, Not Dread

Mondays should hold peace, not dread. They should be an optimistic look forward at all that’s in store for the week, rather than a reluctant look downward at my shoes as I muster the wherewithal to just get through the coming days. I want my days full of joy and hope, moments of solitude andContinue reading “Peace, Not Dread”

Healthy Choices Today

Progress, People! Whole foods only and lots of water! Nothing more motivating than seeing myself in the mirror dancing with my kids last night. Other than all this, I just feel like I better watch my health. It can get away from us, you know. You must start going through a thing in your 40’sContinue reading “Healthy Choices Today”

Weight Loss & Accountability…just no.

So I’ve been thinking about telling y’all that I’m going to start trying to lose weight. Telling you would mean accountability, though, and accountability means…um… having to be accountable…for actually doing it. *sigh* Why is weight loss hard? It’s not hard to eat birthday cake. Why is weight loss accountability so hard? It’s not hardContinue reading “Weight Loss & Accountability…just no.”

20 Ways To Love Yourself

1) Don’t respond to that email, text, or phone call. 2) Let that housework wait; it will still be there later. 3) Take a shower, smell good, and show up with your chin up. 4) Say “no” with a smile, because you really are too busy to take on another thing. 5) Don’t put upContinue reading “20 Ways To Love Yourself”

Let go of the crap.

Funny, isn’t? Funny to think about your old self, or maybe what the rest of the world is still doing, when you decide to be completely done with… Stupid crap. Fake crap. Meaningless crap. Other people’s crap. Political crap. Crap that ain’t my business. Dramatic crap. Pretentious crap. It’s the biggest challenge of all –Continue reading “Let go of the crap.”