Over the past six months since we've been isolated by the pandemic, I've found solace in reading. Missing the entertainment of swing dancing at the Elk's Lodge on Sunday nights, I've been drawn to fiction. It's a refreshing escape to travel to new places of the novel settings and to explore the lives of the … Continue reading Trusting in a Safe Anchor
This week I continued to rest in the coolness on that rock in the river of change-- trying to escape the brutal heat and humidity of late July. I continued to allow myself to just follow my energy and give my mind and body the needed time and space to heal. To combat the heat, I … Continue reading Virtual Vermont: Staycation Solo Journey
This week I advanced through The Gap and crossed over to the large rock that marks the pinnacle of the divorce process: Mediation. Everything in the preceding months of gathering financial papers and consulting with attorneys and financial advisors leads to that point. It was an all day affair of meeting in one room of … Continue reading Divorce Mediation: Space to Recover
Yesterday my apartment began to feel more like home. My younger son, Ross came over to put up my pictures and then After Hours Geek arrived to mount my television to the wall. It's been two weeks since I've seen any programs, and I've missed more than anything the morning news shows. Often I've had … Continue reading Finding a Place to Rest
Last week I stepped across two more rocks in the river of The Gap; the first was moving to my new home and second was closing on our house. These were exhausting, yet invigorating, accomplishments that were reminders of God's faithfulness in helping me to move forward on my new solo path. On the morning … Continue reading Morsels of Hope on the New Path
Last Monday, June 22 marked twenty years since I heard those terrifying words, "You have breast cancer." That day I'd gone for a routine mammogram during my lunch hour and was shocked when the radiologist pointed to an area of the film. "You need to see a surgeon right away," she said, her dark brown … Continue reading Happy 20th Cancerversary!
This week I stepped forward onto another rock across that stream that I've referred to in my recent posts as "The Gap." After getting a contract on our house, we knew there would be negotiations after the inspection. The Buyer's revised offer came on Tuesday evening right when I was getting ready for bed. It … Continue reading Solo Progressive Dinner: Finding Possibility
This week I continued to navigate my life through The Gap--a period between the Ending of my life as I knew it and the Beginning that awaits. In looking at that stream pictured in last week's blog, I think that perhaps I need to spend some time sitting on one of those rocks. Crossing over … Continue reading Gathering Energy for the Journey
It's been a year now since my husband told me that he didn't want to remain in our marriage. The days after that were filled with shock and walking around in a state of disbelief. When the reality started sinking in, it hit me that my life would drastically change after almost forty-one years of … Continue reading Strong Women: Answered Prayer
This is my 200th post on this blog. I started in May of 2017 after I returned home from the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers' Conference. There, I pitched my memoir to agents and attended sessions on marketing my work. What everyone in the writing world suggested was having a blog so you could provide … Continue reading Happy 200th Post!