Blog

sunshine blogger award logo

Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award What is the Sunshine Blogger Award? I found that it is an award passed from one blogger to another showing their appreciation to the other bloggers in the community for those who have made their day a bit brighter by the light they spread. The world can feel like a lonely place and it’s nice to know that there are others out there struggling with the same things in life. This was a very hard post for me to write, I have a hard time giving praise to myself. There is a series of questions I needed […]

old school cassette tape drawing

Mixed Tape: an analogy for life

Cassette tape drawing prompt from 300 drawing prompts book. I loved practicing the ribbon lettering and figuring out how it would twist and turn in order to form text.  Who remembers putting the label on the best mixed tape ever and the label keeps going on crooked no matter how many times you try to place it. You knew what songs were on it by heart 💓 and the crinkled label made it easy to pick out from the stacks of tapes laying around.  Those songs were recorded off the radio and always had DJ jabber over the beginning of […]

Listen to be better

Advice For My Younger Self

If you could go back in time exactly 10 years and give yourself advice, what would you tell yourself? I do not wish to change the past – because I feel that mistakes in the past, not just mistakes, all choices create us for who we are. But… if I could tell myself something 10 years ago – it would be to have more patience with my children. My oldest just turned 8 in June, so by going back 10 years, I’d be giving myself some time to figure out what patience truly is and how to develop it. And […]

They don't control me... so I took my destiny back

I Took My Destiny Back

I woke up last night from a nightmare. I could feel my fear in my dreams. And I could feel the disappointment in myself. I dreamed I was back at my old job, being told that I wasn’t good enough. That no matter how hard I tried, I was ‘not a good fit’, and I would not be able to meet their goals. I quit that job 6 months ago. I didn’t have anywhere else lined up to work except a part-time job. Quitting was probably the best thing for me. I say probably because who knows what other course […]