Travel Escapism

Shambolism and Escapism

I don’t often have days that I wish I could rewind, do over or totally skip, but today, no doubt, would have to be one of those shambolic days. Instead of taking a deep breath and salvaging what I could from the mess, I longed to escape. So I popped my “take-me-away” music on high…

Women’s Wit

Hubby gifted me a cheap 2012 mini-calendar from the post-Christmas sales last January; two in fact. The first was called Chocolate. The second was Women’s Wit. I actually reacted a little oddly to the latter. I can’t recall why. But as I’ve followed the quotes through the year, I’ve come to really enjoy the collective…

Tension by Brent Salyers

The tension in motherhood

{image credit} To me, the line between personal contentment in the present and pursuing personal growth is a fine one. It took becoming a mother to realise the strength of the tension between these motivations. The “having it all” syndrome, the constant talk about trying to find the illusive balance, and the strong emotions in…

Hand in Hand - Old & New; Past & Future by ChrisK4U

Family: Life and Legacy

{image credit} As I’ve gotten older, the urgency has grown to collect my parent’s stories as a legacy for my own children. Yet while my thoughts have been drawn to history, it’s become obvious that my parents thoughts, goals and desires are most focused on their futures, on being alive and the years of life…

Chasing Light

One of the first impressions my husband left on me was how he was a glass half-full kind of person. That impression clubbed me over the head because I’m a glass half-empty kind of person. And yet I am grateful I’ve never had to experience the despair of my glass being empty. Somehow, somewhere, deep…

One pebble at a time

I have Mondays off. Each Monday, I write a list of things I need and want to accomplish. And each Monday, I barely scratch the surface. Those items just keep getting recycled one Monday to the next. I wish I could get it all done much faster. Moving at the speed of lightning would be…