Three years ago (at the ripe old age of 37), I had a mild freak out about turning 40. All sarcasm aside, the mild “mid-life crisis” moment in my own brain triggered some really brave and fantastic decision making on my part. I realized I wasn’t doing a great job at being an active participant … More Brave Choices and Red Lipstick
I am a college educated White Woman. I own a home. I can pay my bills and afford to buy unnecessary items like wine and books. I was raised to treat everyone equally. I’m also an idealist, optimist, and naive/rose colored glasses wearing person. I’ve also been that way. But I can no longer ignore … More Remember their Names When Your City is On Fire
This is my second “Letter from a Grocery Store Clerk.” When I started this blog the summer of 2018 I did NOT think I was going to write about a global pandemic. Heck, when I wrote the first post in March I didn’t think I’d want to write 3 posts about Covid-19. (If you’d like … More Letters from a Grocery Store Clerk: What I wish People Knew
As of yesterday at Midnight, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz placed our state on Shelter in Place & Lockdown. Covid-19 has officially taken over the world and people are more than panicked. I am lucky that I still have 1 out of my 2 jobs that allows me to work full time. Working at Whole Foods … More Letters from a Grocery Store Clerk…Buy the Ice Cream
When the world is turned upside down by illness…… Where do you find your hope? When there are shortages of supplies at the grocery store….. Where do you find your hope? When the world is spinning, and there is hatred and violence in the world….. Where … More Where Do You Find Your Hope?
Dear Pittie Princess, I adopted you 3 years ago today. You were anxious and shut down, I was anxious and grieving. You had been left in the country, ripped away from your puppies. I was battling severe anxiety & panic attacks. In the middle of that mental haze, I decided I needed a dog. … More Dear Pittie Princes,
Winter in Minnesota is long…roughly 6 months long. Now that I’m experiencing my second winter, I’ve learned my relationship/attitude changes depending on which month it is. November and December…..I love winter. I appreciate the snow and the cold leading up to Christmas. Honestly, it is magical to have snow at Christmas time, even for this … More When Winter is Long
It’s winter and I live in Minnesota. There have been several snow falls, lots of shoveling snow and multiple days below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s cold and it’s beautiful. This is the time of year when most of us in 4 season climates don’t mind the snow. It somehow makes Christmas a little … More Stillness & Human Connections
September 13, 2018 my dad and I packed up our dogs, my stuff, and drove to Minnesota. By the end of September my condo in California had sold, and I had an offer on a house in Minneapolis. By October 23, 2018, I had closed and moved into my new home. I have now reached … More 1 Year Minnesota-Versary!
Ten days ago I lost my Uncle George (my dad’s oldest brother). Shock, disbelief, ugly crying (thanks to Vince Gill’s song Go Rest High on That Mountain), cycled through my body those first 72 hours. Then came steadiness because “dog gone it I’m a first born and I have cousins and a Grandma to support through the … More Walking Through Grief & Loss