In the evenings, along the coast of Southern California, the marine layer rolls in part of the year and covers wide swaths of the southland. It's what makes for blazing hot days - but cool evenings that require sweatshirts or jackets. The marine layer is also what makes cities like Temecula, perfect for growing grapes … Continue reading Through the Fog
The days repeat, each day bearing resemblance to the one before. In the quiet of my evenings, as the day fades and I prepare for a new one, I think about what the months ahead will bring. I long for change. I wait, not so patiently (though I try), for what has eluded me so … Continue reading I Need a New Adventure
I love a good adventure. I always have. It’s what gives me the push to keep chasing dreams - even if no one sees or understands those dreams. By this point in the year, I guess the situation in the world would make anyone feel defeated. But I’m just picking up steam. September was a … Continue reading October & Letting Go
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on … Continue reading New Year. Not New You?
On Tuesday, September 11th, I evacuated with my mom, dog, and kiddo after a mandatory evacuation order was released, for my county. We spent just over a week away from home, due to the dangerous road conditions and flooding. We have had quite the eleven days. My beautiful eastern/coastal NC has been deeply marred … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Through My Eyes
As 2017 comes to a close, I started thinking about my word for 2018. Every year for quite some time, I have had a word for my year versus a list of resolutions (my resolutions were always quickly forgotten). Somehow, the word always fits. There have been times I don't know why that particular word … Continue reading Fearless
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A few years ago, I ran into the image below on Pinterest. I immediately added it as a profile photo on Facebook. I could not even help myself. It's adorable but also a reminder for us dreamer types. To keep pressing forward, we have to believe in our abilities and in the rightness of the … Continue reading Advice from Oprah on Trying & Failure
October 2015, a little guy hung around at work, for a week or so. On Wednesday of that week, he "helped" me work. He sat on my lap, we hung out with friends, and then he played with my calculator & drew with my pens. He feel asleep there at my desk, in my arms, … Continue reading Foster Care Adventures – Part Two
When I last wrote, I was still struggling through the home search process. Why is that so stressful, ya'll? But I found the house, finished packing, and last Saturday, moved in! So thankful that process is over! The new neighborhood is so quiet. I love it. My kitchen, my favorite room in the house, is … Continue reading Home Sweet Home