Think Good Thoughts


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Think Good Thoughts

Saturday our house received a contract. Today is the inspection. Things are moving fast, and getting “real”, really fast. It is in these moments that I sit on the floor, watching everything spin around me, trying to take it all in. This. Is. Happening. Our dreams and aspirations of being house-free and mobile are becoming a reality. And while I am excited (because after all, this is what I wanted!), I also am afraid, nervous, and a bit lot overwhelmed. I have never lived a life like this before, and there are most definitely aspects of this journey I am not looking forward to. Not having a dishwasher or bathtub are on the top of the list. A close second is having to take the dog out manually (no more doggy doors and fenced in backyards), and the most feared of all: cabin fever with 2 kids. Click Here to Read More!

The Waiting Room of Life


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The Waiting Room of Life

The Waiting Room of Life. It is the hardest place to be, and it comes in the form of pretty much anything. Waiting to hear back on that job. Waiting for Mr. Right to propose. Waiting for that phone call. Waiting for the test results. In our case right now, we are waiting for an offer on our house. In all the waiting, no matter what you may be waiting for, it all comes down to waiting for one thing: an answer. Click Here to Read More…

More Than “Down in the Dumps”


sleeping-690429_1280It was one of “those days”. Again. As if I had become paralyzed in my sleep, my body not only resisted getting out of bed, it physically couldn’t move. There I am, 5’3”, with the weight of an invisible boulder trapping me to the mattress. Not that I care. I actually want to stay in bed. The thought of having to lug my body around, just to get dressed and be productive in the day, is the furthest thing on my “want to do list”. In fact, there’s only 3 things on my list today: Sleep. Eat half a jar of Nutella. Repeat. Continue reading

Removing The Masks We Wear


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People learn their roles and have their scripts. They wear their masks and play their parts. And the show goes on. Until one day, someone decides to stop acting. I used to believe the lie that other people had everything together, that I was the weird one with all the problems. But the older I get the more I realize that everyone has their own battles to fight. No one is exempt. We are more alike in our brokenness and beauty than we are in our pretending and perfection. Click Here to Read the Entire Post!

Finding Joy in the Journey


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Finding Joy in the Journey

No one can make us happy. That is a hard lesson to learn, but it’s true. Yes, people can hurt us, and yes people can do wonderfully thoughtful things for us. But our happiness and our joy is not based upon what they do or do not do. Our feelings are not someone else’s responsibility. And therefore it is up to us to find and create our own joy. Click Here to Read the Entire Post!