Surprised by an Expected Grief Ambush

Two things were happening this weekend. I say two things as if life happens in a vacuum but it does not. But two things were happening, First of all, the 22nd was going to be nine months since mom passed away unexpectedly and the 23rd was going mark 25 years since we lost our brother…

Week 6: It is what it is.

This is basically where I am sleepwise. But I’m sick and tired of talking about it. So on to other stuff this week. I made the mistake of entering my phone number on one of those ever increasing online forms and ended up spending several days fending off Quicken Loans. These guys are totally relentless….

The Introvert’s Dilemma

Many introverts, myself included, greatly enjoy solitary activities. I mean what’s not to enjoy: time to unwind and re-charge, solitude, a good book or walk, a cup of tea, a favorite program, a cozy nook, a comfortable bed..the list is long. All this is much appreciated especially at the end of a work week. What…

The line between

Between solitude and loneliness is a line. And sometimes that line is thin. Too thin. At times, I revel in my solitude, feeling my mind clear of clutter and chatter. I feel my soul soar in gratitude and my heart smiles with me. Be aware though, prolonged solitude even self-imposed and self-desired can blur and…