Dignity, Risk, Harness, Support

As for me…

 

To be clear, When I look at this view I am not filled with excitement or exhilaration. I am filled with fear and anxiety.

It’s said that fear can’t kill you…I wonder.

I’ve mentioned before about my father and brothers, they often make decisions pursuing pleasure, whereas I often make decisions based on avoiding pain. In fact, I wonder if we even process pain, and the memory of pain, in the same ways.

In the strengths finder application, my

Reluctant Hero

Solitude

Ever want to run away? Maybe that’s too drastic. There are certainly times for all of us when we want to get away. Maybe to be  completely left alone, but for me usually I want to get away with just my two boys, Quinn and Marcus. We do alone, together, pretty well. 

Even so, Marcus and I are apt to go to cities first and participate in the bustle. We go to exciting destinations and do something filling; not always, but often our location is chosen by something asked of us by others.

Quinn urges us to get away

The Sun Says “Hurry Up” and Other Fall Thoughts


I’m going to share a little old and a little new today. In November of 2014 I wrote:

AUTUMN PLAYS TRICKS WITH TIME

Waking moments are fewer

The sun says “Hurry up” while

The wind pushes us along and

I swear time moves faster by

Taunting my to-do lists and

My goal sheets

Each minute holds the seconds more loosely than the last

And they fall away quickly like the leaves that desert the trees

Then swirl along the ground

Warning of the darkness beckoning as

The year readies to close its eyes and then

In a moment’s blink

A New Year wakes and we begin again.

 

The Opposite of Retreat, Rockin’ Retreat

Hello Friends, I’m in Nashville on the first morning after a mom’s conference. Not just any mom’s conference. The Rockin’ Retreat. They call it a retreat because it can involve pampering and moms are encouraged to unwind. That said, I saw a lot of learning, a lot of looking for answers, a lot of partying, a lot of hugs, a lot of adventures, a lot of supportive words, a lot of…moving forward.

In fact, as I began writing this morning I thought about the word retreat and its