Tagged with Happiness

My Sunshine

It seems like forever since I’ve written a post. So much has happened this last year, and even though I’ve wanted to start blogging again, deciding where to start felt overwhelming. But then while I was packing, I thumbed through a journal from last year during one of my depressions. I remembered it being a … Continue reading

Mailman Moments

As some of you know, I now have a step-dog. He’s a 9-year-old Rottweiler who’s actually very sweet, but who guards the backyard as if its his sole purpose in life (maybe it is?). Since we have a short fence in the back that parallels a greenway, there is no shortage of things for him … Continue reading

It’s Time for a Time-Out

Sometimes you just need a break from a relationship. A breather…some space to re-evaluate what you’re getting out of it and whether it’s even worth it. I’ve decided I’m at that point. TV, Facebook, Pinterest—I’m looking at you. So I’m taking a step back from media. I’ve had the vague sense for a while now … Continue reading

The Extraordinary Ordinary

The sun is shining today and it’s almost warm enough for shorts and a t-shirt…almost. This makes me a happy girl. I struggle with depression, and there a plenty of bad days. I wish I could control when I get good days, but most of the time, I can’t. So I take the good days … Continue reading

“Shoulds” Should Take a Hike

I recently quit my corporate job and started consulting. And I got married. To someone with a crazy work schedule. And I moved into his bachelor pad house. And became a Rottweiler step-mom. All good things. And all hard at times. Especially for someone like me. I like clean and I like organized. Routine is … Continue reading

My Only New Year’s Resolution

Normally I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. It’s hard to take them seriously, because we all know they last somewhere between 24 hours and a couple of months. But I do want 2014 to be a year of intentional growth, and that starts with a vision of what I’m working towards and a commitment (okay, … Continue reading

Perfectionism: Good or Bad? (Part 1)

For most of us who have it, perfectionism is probably both a blessing and a curse. The obvious upside is that perfectionism is associated with exceptional performance and achievement. Perfectionists tend to be driven to do whatever it takes to meet the high standards they set. But there are drawbacks to perfectionism too. In a … Continue reading

Getting in the Ring with Life

Come Friday, I’m unofficially unemployed. I applied a month or so ago for my dream job, but I found out yesterday that though I made their decision “incredibly difficult,” they ultimately chose another candidate. Once again, I felt huddled in the corner, unsuccessfully trying to avoid a bloody lip from Life’s foot. When does it get better, get … Continue reading

Some Things are Worth the Risk

There once was a girl who walked along the road, her head lowered and her heart stinging with the pain of how the people in her life—even the best of them—would at times disappoint her, neglect her, and hurt her. And it struck her heavily that to be in relationship is to be hurt. As people go … Continue reading