12 random thoughts after a blogging hiatus

Construction of our new house was done in October. Moving twice during the pandemic wasn’t fun, but I’m glad we did it. Somehow I’m old enough to have a kid in his first year of a college experience at the same school I went to not that long ago.If all goes according to plan, I will [...]

Pandemic fitness

Before the word quarantine was part of my daily vocabulary, my fitness routine was pretty much set—boxing 3-4 times per week with a personal training session focusing on strength training once per week. I felt great. I was eating pretty well. Despite how hectic life was in early 2020 as we prepared to sell our [...]

2020 is difficult for the Type A planner

I don’t know if I fit the complete definition of a Type A personality, but….yeah, ok, maybe I kinda do. Do you know how hard it is to be someone who likes to have everything planned out? I’m relatively organized. I like to know what I’m doing. I don’t love spontaneous plans, although I have [...]

Hamilton got me thinking—who tells your story?

Since I discovered the amazing Kindra Hall last fall, storytelling has been on my mind a lot. Stories matter—they can be inspirational and educational, they can be sales and marketing tools—they make a difference.  Here’s the thing—I know I have stories of my own to tell. Some people know them, others don’t and others may [...]

Nervous nails?

It’s been said that biting your nails is a nervous habit. When my oldest son is biting his nails, that usually means he’s anxious about something. When I was a little girl, I bit my nails and I’m not sure what I would have been nervous about back then. Bitten nails completely gross me out [...]

The ups and downs of 2020

I had to check to see when I last wrote a blog post. It was January 22. That seems like….an eternity ago, really. So much has happened since then, both personally and in the world. I also realized that I really should be writing to document some of this insanity, both for posterity but also [...]

Take a leap of faith!

Are you thinking about the changes you want to make in 2020? Are you considering your options and figuring out what’s manageable, what you can actually do, what you want to do?  In the spring of 2011, I was a stay-at-home mom to a first grader and a third grader. My days were spent trekking [...]

Reflections on 2019

  My iPhone can tell me a lot about 2019. I don’t see pictures on the camera roll from New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day because our NYE plans were changed when our friends got sick. I didn’t stay up to see the ball drop to begin 2019, but I went with the flow [...]

Fabulous musings: Community, support and kindness

Did you love the show Friends as much as I did? Well, a pop-up experience just came to the Boston area, it’s all over the news and I’m going next weekend. Could I BE anymore excited? Hearing yet another news story about this event got me thinking about the importance of friendship, the importance of [...]

Thoughts on time and simplifying schedules

Each day, I get a daily email from the website DailyOM. Sometimes the topic speaks to me; other times I see the subject line/title of the post and I know it’s not for me and I delete it. Last week, I got an email with the subject line “Simplify your schedule.” I couldn’t read it [...]