bucket list

The Importance of my Jack-o-Lantern

Sunday night we finally had time to carve our pumpkins. I had been trying for weeks – and was determined to get it done today, before Halloween, before the busyness of November begins. By the time I came home from what I’d been doing and we devoured the lovely hamburger soup Jason had prepared, the… Continue reading The Importance of my Jack-o-Lantern

bucket list

Bucket List Update 3: Why Be Cool?

I’ve been doing things I enjoy, and it’s been amazing. I have learned something about myself in the meanwhile. When I went to the Moon Taxi concert and then the roller derby bout, I looked around and realized how little I was keeping my cool. I was freaking out with excitement, and it was visible!… Continue reading Bucket List Update 3: Why Be Cool?

Mental Health

My Bucket List – Enjoying Life

I've decided that I want to do more things that make me happy. Sounds simple, right? And sounds like (and is!) something I should have already been doing. There's no time like the present to start, right? Recently, I have been thinking about things I wanted to do before I try to become pregnant and… Continue reading My Bucket List – Enjoying Life

Blogmas, Marriage, Mental Health

Blogmas 12: Favorite Christmas Music

I love music. For the majority of my teenage years, I was a firm believer in the sentiment Music=Life. I still cherish music and its healing properties. Listening to, performing, or writing music is a great coping mechanism for me. I wanted to be a singer at one point in my life, and decided that… Continue reading Blogmas 12: Favorite Christmas Music

Blogmas, Family, Mental Health, mental illness

Blogmas 3: My Dog Honey

Yesterday’s post was about December birthdays, which reminded me of my favorite December birthday. My dog, Honey, will turn 10 this year on December 25th. She was born in a humane society in St. Louis, Missouri, and shipped to the shelter in my town after a flood affected her birthplace. My husband found her there… Continue reading Blogmas 3: My Dog Honey

Mental Health, mental illness

Gratitude and how it has Changed My Life

Sometimes I do things because I have to, and not because I want to. Though not uncommon, my mental wellness improves when I appreciate any thing, big or small, that I can manage to be grateful for. (click title to read more...)