I left my job this week. I left a government job, with benefits, retirement, insurance, and security. Even as I type this, it sounds a little strange. Why would I choose to leave a position like this? Am I crazy? What will I do for money and all the above mentioned perks? This was a … Continue reading I left my job, and it was for the best
...in life. There are many days that I wish for more hours in the day, if only to complete more of the things on my to-do list. There are other days that I wish there were less hours in the day, simply because all I want to do is go back to sleep. That's super … Continue reading I’m still here, just drowning…
So in case you live under a rock or on a land with no technology (is there such a place anymore?), we had a false alarm of an incoming ballistic missile here in Hawaii. I say false alarm now, but it was not clear that this was not a real threat until 38 minutes … Continue reading Turning a false alarm into a learning opportunity
It's been a hot minute since I have written. Why, do you ask? Because I have 4 kids, a husband, a job, a volunteer position, and a lot of books to read. I generally do not like to complain about how exhausting life can be (except to my husband), but lately the parenting has been … Continue reading From 2 to 14 – parenting at all the ages
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, … Continue reading F-word Fridays: Finding oneself
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 … Continue reading F-word Fridays: finally!
I met up with a friend at the beach the other day. It was someone that I have never really known where I stand - are we friends? Do we even like one another? Do we really know each other? I hate living in unknowns. Whenever I have been in therapy and talked about … Continue reading This is 32 1/2