“The pandemic doesn’t just end when 2020 does.” It’s such a simple, obvious statement, but when I read this a few days ago it hit me with an abrupt OH. Shit. Put so straight-up and matter-of-factly, it was an undeniable truth. Although deep down I’d known it all along, I don’t think I’m the only…… Continue reading it’s been….a Year.
“How’s your mother?” “Mom? Mom’s always good!” How many times a day do I have this exact exchange? (Many. Multiple. Everyone knows my mom. Everyone loves my mom.) But the answer is consistent: Mom’s always good. She is one of the most relentlessly optimistic people I know; seeing the best in unpleasant humans, remaining hopeful…… Continue reading sunshine and storm clouds, in people-form
Things like sunshine, and warmer weather! Okay, yeah, I know: slow my roll. Living in Newfoundland, where a snowstorm in June is not a terribly unlikely event, I should know better. But I can’t help but feel encouraged that brighter days are on the (possibly far-off) horizon. Literally speaking though, the brighter days have already…… Continue reading good things are coming
Anyone who’s not on board for some woo-woo hippie bullshit, here’s your warning. You might wanna skip this one; I feel like I’m taking a leap here. (Or you’re always welcome to read along anyway, rolling your eyes and making fun as necessary. Just sayin’. I told ya, I’m full of it..) I think I…… Continue reading ~wooey-wooey hippie crap
Do you ever have one of those weeks that make you wonder what the hell you ever did to be on the receiving end of such bad karma? When the whole universe seems like it’s conspired against you? When so many things have gone wrong that you’re at the crazy-stressed “hahahahaha-at-least-things-can’t-get-any-worse” stage of despair? Yeah?…… Continue reading awful, shitty, really bad luck – and gratitude.
“New year, new me!” *Pause here while I search (in vain) for an eye-roll emoji* If your Facebook newsfeed is not already plagued with the fitness, diet, self-improvement hype of the new year, prepare yourself. It’s coming. While I’m not necessarily hating on the whole idea of making a resolution to be “healthier”…I kind of…… Continue reading new year, new mindset
I’ve got nothin’ but love in my heart. More than just sounding like a floaty line in a lame love song, that’s a statement I’d like to be true in my life. The only thing that deserves to take up space in my heart, is love. Hate, sadness, worry, regret? Nah, no room for that…… Continue reading nothin’ but love
I’ll admit: I am a Type A, competitive, control freak. What I’m not, however, is a perfectionist. Way too often I’ll take the “meh, no, that’s good enough” approach. I’m awful at detail-oriented tasks, and I’m often more anxious to just get something DONE than to make sure it’s one-hundred percent right. But somehow, even…… Continue reading not perfect, but good enough.
When you’re little, just about any kind of sadness can be made better with a good cry and a snuggle from Mom. As you get older though, there are more and more problems that are simply outside her (and your) control. It’s not that Mom’s lost any of her magic, it’s just that life tends…… Continue reading “furiously happy, out of sheer spite”
Admit it – there’s a certain type of joy that comes from seeing another person be just a little bit scared. Not in a mean-spirited way, of course, we’re just talking about short-lived, ultimately harmless fear here. The joy comes from watching someone experience that moment of fear, and move through it. Before you think…… Continue reading fear/comfort zones/magic