Confronting My Flaws

So that’s it, right? I hit rock bottom, decided I needed to change and did. What could be easier? If only! Were such an undertaking so simple, I doubt I’d have ended up here in the first place.   To be sure, there are plenty of my flaws I’ve no problem acknowledging: I’m a know-it-all, I’m stubborn, I can have a bit of a temper. The other flaws, though. Those are a different story.  These are the flaws we all have, the ones we see as potentially fatal. If you are anything like me you have taken great care to suppress these flaws, to

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The Catalyst

It’s worth noting that this pregnancy was different from the beginning. I didn’t feel as good as I had with my first son: no energy, ever-present nausea, and a general feeling of “I’m not myself.” Most unsettling was that I didn’t feel the instant (in-utero) connection with this baby that I felt with his brother; it was as if I had no attachment to the child I was growing. He was there, I was his vessel, and that was the extent of it. It was alarming to say the least. I was terrified that this would continue, that my baby would arrive and

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The Birth of a Blog

I’ve been in the process of starting a blog for years; I’ve toyed with the idea and talked myself out of it for fear of failure. About a million times. What does a failed blog look like? I have no idea, but that’s what I always told myself to avoid taking the plunge. In August I bought a domain name (not this one) and since then I’ve been trying to figure out what to say. Then inspiration struck! 2017 has been a transformational year for me, and I don’t use that word lightly. When you look back over the year and

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