The illusion seems so real

So…I realize that I’ve been radio silent. Again. It’s amazing how easy it is to let life steal my voice. A few weeks ago I had a major breakthrough only to hit a wall. So many times I feel like the crazy person in the middle of this illustration…spinning my wheels, exerting a lot ofContinue reading “The illusion seems so real”

Stalled out

A long time ago, I had a car that I lovingly called the blue bomb. Friends gave her to me. It was a beater Subaru…banged up door, years past its prime. I was thankful for the blue bomb. There was one catch with it at the beginning. It had a standard transmission. I was anContinue reading “Stalled out”

International Women’s Day

Today is a day set aside to celebrate women. How awesome is that? I’ve always been more of a tomboy…I’d rather watch an action adventure flick than a chick flick. You can catch me on Sunday screaming my head off watching the Patriots instead of doing whatever people do when they’re not watching football. I’veContinue reading “International Women’s Day”

Rebooting

The trees are budding here in Philadelphia, and we’re expecting our second nor-easter in less than a week. What the heck is going on with the world? In some ways, I feel like the weather right now is reflective of the journey that I’ve been on for the past few months. Times where I’m reallyContinue reading “Rebooting”

You are a diamond

What comes to your mind when you think of the word “diamond?” Engagement? Marriage? Beauty? Shiny object? Opulence? Pockets of diamonds in the earth’s mantle are rare. It takes a specific set of circumstances for them to form. A diamond is formed 90 miles below the earth’s surface at a temperature of 2000 F. Once extractedContinue reading “You are a diamond”

Surrender

Yesterday was one of the most difficult days that I’ve had mentally in a long time. I woke up and I was just depleted of all of my energy. I felt empty and cracked and hopeless. I was standing in quicksand and sinking quickly. Fortunately, God had other plans for me.   He drew meContinue reading “Surrender”

Sadness and fear

When I encounter sadness or fear, I’m usually very mean to them. I see them as the enemy and try to squash them. Today, I’m trying something different. I’m having coffee with them, telling them how much I appreciate their roles in my life, and discussing with them how we can work together. *Did DeneenContinue reading “Sadness and fear”

Joy comes in the morning

Yesterday was a rough day. I felt off kilter from the moment I woke up. I had everything planned in my head, but everything was off by half a step…from my commute, to my working interview, to the rest of my day. I’m not gonna lie…I was so disheartened, disappointed, disillusioned. I mean, I hadContinue reading “Joy comes in the morning”