Night Shift Ramblings

If you’ve ever been a shift worker- then you’ll understand just how crazy night shift can be. Everyone is tired. You probably haven’t slept well in a few days. Everything is funny. And some of the best conversations in the world happen at 3 a.m. For the better part of three years- I was on…

Critical Juncture

As someone described the current point of my career- I’m in a fast tumbling dryer and I’m just trying to hang on. This has never been truer. And I am literally just trying to ride it out. I know it’ll calm down, eventually. But this week does not seem to be the week and next…

Letting Go

I am going to start with the things this articles isn’t. This article is not about moving on from a relationship. It is not about the Frozen song ‘Let It Go’. This article is about learning to let go of the things that are outside of our control. To all of my fellow control freaks-…

What I’m Reading: Eat, Pray, Love

So-I am a bit late to reading Eat, Pray, Love. Like several years late as compared to many people who read the book around the time that the movie came out. This is one of the few books that I did not read before seeing the movie. It happens. I am glad that I read…

Garden Planning

Last year- I got a REALLY late start on garden planning- so this year I thought I would start planning early. You know-like in January early. While I didn’t solidify my plan until today-I have been looking for the last month or so. This lead me to scope out various websites that might be helpful…

Residual Hurt

Is there such a thing as residual hurt? Does that even exist? If so- I have never heard it put that way. But I can definitely say that it is something I ran up against tonight. It is kinda like the Sara Evans song that talks about getting stronger each and every day. Except this…

I Want to Stop Starting Over

Since getting out of the military, I have worked hard to get back in the some semblance of ‘shape’ and then over the last year, I allowed myself to lapse back in to many of my old habits. And as I sit here right now, I know that I am so tired of starting over,…

Why I Have Purple Hair

Yes. My hair is purple. And no-there is not some sort of rebellious streak behind it. Under normal inside light, my hair just looks really dark with a hint of some other color under it. In natural light- it looks purple and I am really good with that. I started changing my hair color when…

Telling Stories-Why I Am Writing Again

Five years ago-I stopped telling stories. I should clarify-I stopped writing for fun. And I’m not really sure why. It was like my creative juices were just zapped and no amount of staring at a computer screen and hoping words would come could solve it. At the time- I had been an active fan fiction…

Tidy Up Time: Cleaning for Those That Hate to Clean

I dislike cleaning. In fact-I kinda loathe it. It is not that I do not enjoy a clean house-it is just that it is not my number one priority most nights when I get home and I have vowed for a couple of years that I would really work on that. That I would do…

Bullet Journaling…And Why I Think It Works For Me

If you’re anything like me- you’re more than a little bit late to the idea of Bullet Journaling (see this article for a full explanation). Also- if you’re anything like me- the idea of this kind of journaling actually appeals to you just a tiny bit. So I bit the bullet (pun fully intended) last…

What I’ve Learned Since Leaving for Basic Training

10 years ago today, I spent the night in a hotel in Montgomery, Alabama- preparing to go to Basic Training the next day. At the time I was not sure if I was going to do one enlistment, 20 years or if I was not even going to make it through Basic Training. I made…