My Big, Fat, Audacious Career Lessons, Mistakes & Risks

 I got laid off from my company last November, the day after Thanksgiving. The company was seriously shady & in preparation for their imminent bankruptcy they'd stop paying into unemployment for my state, where there were only 3 of hundreds of employees. Needless to say, none of us Michigander's were able to collect unemployment while we searched for new positions. We got our last check a week … [Read More...]

I Switched Husbands

I got off the plane and in the car with 6 other women, perfect strangers. I was in Nebraska, a state I’d never been before nor expected to ever go. I was there as the keynote speaker for the women’s retreat, Jumping Tandem. Given the nature of my previous three years, keynoting was also unexpected. Quite. My heart contained all the feels. Wait, let me clarify: my heart contained all the wrong … [Read More...]

Without Self Pity: Ruthless

Yesterday, I posted on my public FB page about life being impossible and awful and how I had no hope and therefore must die. Or...something like that. A bit ago, the company I was working for folded & all of sudden *poof* I'm unemployed. As it turns out, they were straight up swindlers. They … [Read More...]

I asked for two letters

A few weeks before Christmas, my 10 yr. old asked what he could give me for Christmas that would be meaningful for me. Truthfully, he asked what he could do for me, substituting as a Christmas gift. His Dad had mentioned a few tasks around the house that Ransom agreed to do in exchange for a gift. … [Read More...]

39 Birthday Pearls

Today, I am 39.  How woefully late thirties of me.  Each year I add one new pearl of wisdom I’ve picked up along the way. I started this post when I turned 36 & many things have changed. I should probably re-edit this when I, Lord willing, turn 40. But for now... 1. People are hurting, err … [Read More...]

Divorce & Facebook.

Divorce. Facebook. It. Is. So. Hard. Both of them. Heinous. It takes a long time. It takes a long time to calm your mind about what others are thinking YOU should do about YOUR if it's not yours, but their -limited- opinions that matter more than your own. It takes a long … [Read More...]

In Which I Pare Things Down

When my ex & I separated, I took so few things. I didn't want a lot from that house, honestly. Over the years, I'd become completely overwhelmed with more … [Read More...]

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I Am at Peace

After years & years of angst & soul crushing sorrow, I am at peace. What I've been through to get here... ...seems downright … [Read More...]


October is pregnancy & infant loss awareness month. Today, I'm sharing over at about the ones I've lost. ::::: When I was younger, I … [Read More...]

Besties Until 3004

The other night, one of the great loves of my life came over for a "sleepover." The last sleepover we had was in the late 90's so this isn't our regular … [Read More...]

The Science of Discontent

A few days ago, my new husband released his 2nd collection of poetry, essays & articles called The Science of Discontent. I bought his first offering, Like … [Read More...]

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