I have a confession… I am self-absorbed. Can I get an amen? (As in, you feel me and you’re self-absorbed too?) I’ve always thought I was a very caring and empathetic person. Over the last few years I have hardened myself to the people around me. I fill my schedule with things to help other people. From the outside (and in my mind) I am not self-absorbed. But, when you take a closer look the truth is revealed. It’s kind… Read more »

I’m still working on allowing myself to be good enough this week. I hope you are, too. As I’ve been giving myself grace I’ve been thinking about people and how we are connected. There are a few things in life that connect us all together. When you look around you it may seem like the only thing you have in common with the rest of the world is the fact that you were born. If you look deeper I guarantee… Read more »

I have this word, this idea, that nags at me daily. It digs down deep into the very core of who I am. I have written about it before but I still can’t shake it. Perfection. Perfect. If I don’t think I will succeed, and not even just succeed but excel, at something I don’t try. There are some things I do without that perfect seal of approval but I question and doubt how well I do. One of those… Read more »

I envy those parents who can live with their rose colored glasses intact. Mine fell off approximately two days after I found out I was pregnant with my first, and I haven’t been able to put them back on since. I barely got to enjoy the excitement of finding out I was pregnant with our first child before what my doctor called a threatened miscarriage began. I’m not sure how attached other mothers are at that point but I was all… Read more »

I’ve only been on an airplane 4 times in my life. If you’ve been on a plane before you know the drill. Board the plane, get your belongings settled, and then the flight attendant goes over the safety instructions. I’ve never thought much about them, other than making sure I have them memorized in case I the plane was in an emergency situation. 🙂 But, there is one instruction that I have been thinking about recently. If the oxygen masks… Read more »