F-word Fridays: Finding oneself

I am a 32 year old wife and mother.  I know my strengths and my weaknesses, my likes and dislikes, my dreams and my nightmares.  Yet every year that passes, I find that I’m still changing and evolving, and I do not just mean physically.  I am still finding myself or learning who I am,…

F-word Fridays: finally!

I have been honest about the struggles in adapting to our new home, in job searching, in finding my place here, and in living and parenting alone.  Even in these moments, I try to remember that life will balance out.  Life is all about balance:  good and bad, light and dark, beautiful and ugly, good…

F-word Fridays: Fear

Fear – what is your first reaction to this word?  Is it something that terrifies you?  An event or place that you avoid?  A 90s thriller film where you fell in love with Mark Wahlberg?  I might be aging myself with that last one.  Whatever you conjure up in thinking of fear, it is something…

F-word Friday: Failure

Hey, it’s not Friday!  It might be for you, wherever you are or whenever you read this, but I am fudging the date a little.  Our weeks have been hectic and dominated by baseball, volleyball, meetings, end-of-year events and celebrations, allergies, appointments, random bouts of vomiting, and many other mundane but busy elements.  In other…

F-Word Friday: Friendship

I spent nearly an hour talking to one of my best friends this morning, and it made my day even better.  We live in different time zones and have 7 children between us, so talking on the phone can be challenging.  What I love is that even if it has been awhile, we can pick…

F-Word Friday: Fear

I am nearly finished with “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and speakers.  She speaks about women, feminism, immigration, racism, living abroad, and adapting to life in a foreign place and returning to your homeland.  This fictitious novel has kept me entranced as I follow the…