On this the first day of 2020, I've decided to break down here what I plan to do with it. For starters, I will prioritise writing on a daily basis, five days a week (Tue - Sat), 750 words each day. No exceptions. I know I've said this on numerous occasions, but it's gotten to … Continue reading 2020: Stitching. Shrinking. Slowing. Sleeping. Silencing. Singling. Searching. Seeking. Surrendering. Saving. Surging. Surpassing.
Yes, as I look back on this soon-to-be-old year, these words just seem to naturally float to the top of my mind. Goes without saying that this hasn't exactly been a great year for yours truly. If given a choice, I would certainly wish to erase it and start all over. I honestly hate to … Continue reading 2019: Slighted. Shaken. Stirred. Slapped. Smacked. Stricken. Sidelined. Sleepless. Sunk. Stung. Stunt.
Been giving some thought recently about cutting down ties in order to 'downsize' relationships to something more manageable, more purposeful, more fulfilling. According to Carl Honore in his book "Bolder: Making the most of our longer lives", studies have shown that from around 50 years of age, we begin to trim down and streamline relationships, … Continue reading Pruning to Fulfilling
Four months from today, Caleb will turn 9. Not exactly a tween yet, but definitely not a pre-schooler either. Yet in the eyes of family, friends and even strangers (if they spend just 5 minutes with him), Caleb will look and behave for all the world like he’s turning 5 instead of 9! The truth … Continue reading Going on 9 to 5
Safe to say, surprises and unexpected conversations can happen when you least expect them to. One minute you're feeling lost, the next you're filled with renewed purpose and hope! At least that's what I came away with today when I met an old friend by chance. It happened when I dropped off my son for … Continue reading The “New” me? Or the “Real” me? Bring it on!