that “now what?” feeling

Remember when you were 15, and just couldn’t wait to turn 16? Or when you made it past 16, and were counting down the days to 18 and the “freedom” that college provides? Then it was 21, and really being an “adult,” followed by really being an adult and graduating college and hitting the ‘real world.’Read more

it’s time to stop asking us “when”

The holidays are approaching, and somewhere between the excitement about Grandma’s stuffing and having (a few) days with no contact from the office… there’s that uneasy feeling creeping up on you, wondering which family member is going to ask you about it this year. You know the drill: “When are you going to _______?” We’veRead more

ho-ho-how to: splitting holiday time

With Thanksgiving just 10 days away (wasn’t it just summer like.. yesterday?!) if you’re anything like us and putting off those questions of “What’s your plan for the holidays?” until the very last minute.. Time is up. Let the reindeer games begin, y’all! This is the first year we’ve had to have the “where are weRead more

my old kentucky home(coming)

Growing up in a town as small as mine was, “homecoming” was one of those traditions I never fully grasped. We didn’t have a football team (of our own), so our version of homecoming was the annual Sheakleyville Homecoming Firemen’s Fair – complete with a beauty pageant, parade, and tractor pulls. It was one of theRead more

on the pursuit of happiness.

I took a big step today. Well.. maybe in the grand scheme of things, in the big picture of my life, it was a small step. But to me, today, it was a big step. Today I swallowed down the huge knot in my throat, blinked back the tears, stood up despite the 200 lbRead more

climbing out of the swamp

What did you tell people that you wanted to be when you “grow up”? For me, it was a doctor. Briefly, a tap dancer on Broadway topped the list, and later a forensic scientist, but quite consistently through the years my answer to that question was a doctor. A pediatrician, to be exact. I heldRead more

a life that’s good

I have a challenge for you, are you ready? I challenge you to make a mental note of one thing you’re grateful for every day for the next week – starting right now. It could be something relevant to that day, or maybe just something you’re feeling extra thankful for in that moment. Either way,Read more

be where your feet are

Be where your feet are. Enjoy the day. There’ll be a day where there won’t be another day.