It’s the first major holiday of the year (I mean, you can’t miss it with all the pink and red in every store), and it is wrapped in mystery as to its origins. Like some other major holidays of the year, it seems to be a Christian holiday derived from a popular pagan ritual. And… Continue reading Valentine's Day
I think everyone can relate to the love-hate relationship that is social media. I’ve been on social media for almost 15 years. Over that time, I’ve connected with people from my past and present that I wouldn’t have been able to without social media. There is no doubt that it has been an amazing tool.… Continue reading Why I thought about leaving Social Media (And why I did not)
Life can be so unpredictable. At the end of October, when I published what I thought would be my final blog post for at least six months to a year, I certainly didn't think I would be writing another one before the end of 2019. But when life is unpredictable, the best place to go… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2019
I'm dreading this post, but I know it needs to be done. I know it's probably obvious to some people, but it really didn't dawn on me that I would come to this conclusion. I'm going on another hiatus. This time it's going to be indefinite. I know that sounds ultra-melodramatic. But I didn't just… Continue reading Not What I Thought I Would Say Today.
Okay, so how could I not play with the name of this series on Netflix? I don't watch a lot of TV, but this show hooked me. I wanted something slightly educational, as well as something I can watch while I fold clothes. Rotten is a documentary series on Netflix that checked both of those… Continue reading A Rotten Netflix Show
I wanted to write an update on my anxiety, but I've kind of been in the thick of an anxiety storm. And when I'm in a storm like this, it's harder to really articulate what I'm trying to say. Every time I try to put pen to paper (or in my case fingers to keyboard),… Continue reading Anxiety Update
Most of my life, I've tried to set up time-based schedules to live by. It's how our world really works, by the hours and minutes of a clock. But it never seemed to work well for my own life. I would fill up every hour with some activity. I would even include rest time or… Continue reading Seasonal Rhythms
I did a series on my blog called Continuing the Conversation about Pregnancy and Infant Loss. As I would research articles online about recent conversations on this topic, I started noticing a trend. A lot of these posts online would start out with "We don't talk about (miscarriage, infertility, etc) very much." Even though 1… Continue reading Why Is This Still Happening?
I'm back! Not quite one hundred percent, like I'm not feeling the blogging bug like I have in the past, but the desire to write again is coming back. Slowly. This summer was absolutely crazy in both good and bad ways. More good than bad, but all crazy. My world was upended and continued to… Continue reading What I Did On My Summer Vacation
Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:3 (NIV) I thought this would be an appropriate verse to enter into the sort of Sabbath I'm doing this month, taking a break from blogging for a bit.… Continue reading Genesis 2:3