Celebrate Yourself

Yesterday was my 37th birthday. I received many¬†heartfelt birthday greetings on Facebook, via text, email, calls, and in person. I am very blessed with loving family and friends. Ever since my kids were born, my birthday hasn't been a big deal. Part of it is that after all the energy and expense used on the kids' birthday parties, there's not much left for the adults' birthdays. Part of it is that I feel like I shouldn't call attention to myself. Part of it is that I don't like being reminded that I'm getting…Read more …
I Don’t Have a Five Year Plan

I Don’t Have a Five Year Plan

All the EXPERTS ON EVERYTHING say you should set short and long term goals for yourself. You should have plans for your life, and a map for making those plans a reality. I don't think these suggestions are bad. In fact, I like to plan ahead on most things. But right now, I don't have a five year plan.¬† I am in somewhat of a leadership position in my job, and a logical next step would be to go for an administrative position. However, I am not sure I want to do that.…Read more …
When I Am Thankful for My Body (Instead of Hating It)

When I Am Thankful for My Body (Instead of Hating It)

Today I have the privilege of guest blogging for Lily Dunn over at Such Small Hands. Lily is a teacher, writer, blogger, traveler, and fellow faith-wrestler. Right now she teaches English in Daegu, South Korea, but despite the distance we have become fast friends over the internet, and we hope to meet in person sometime soon! She has guest posted here before with the post Where I Found God: In Words. Today I am taking part of her Thankful Thursdays series, where I write about finding a way to be thankful for my…Read more …

What I Wish You Knew

I spent Tuesday with my daughter. I attended the fourth grade Downtown Nashville Walking Tour field trip. It was lovely day to walk around Nashville and learn about its history and historical figures. We even got to see the grave of James Knox Polk (the 11th president), who is actually one of our ancestors, on the grounds of the Capitol.     After our walking tour, Madeleine and I spent some time at the Downtown Public Library. It is my absolute favorite place in Nashville! It also is heavy with memories. When the…Read more …
Saying Geronimo  (And a Link-Up!)

Saying Geronimo (And a Link-Up!)

I've been obsessed with the song "Geronimo" lately. I hear it on the radio during my commute and I turn the volume up and sing along. Can you feel it? Now it's coming back we can steal it If we bridge this gap, I can see you Through the curtains of the waterfall So say Geronimo! Say Geronimo! Say Geronimo! Say Geronimo! Say Geronimo! Say Geronimo! Say Geronimo! Can you feel my love? Bombs away, Bombs away, Bombs away The song is really about love, but those words, Say Geronimo, mean something to…Read more …