The Things You’ll Carry

2018-02-12T17:33:56+00:00 February 12th, 2018|It is well with my soul.|

There were words of wisdom about work-life balance; Words about finance, leadership or mission. But the one thing they didn’t tell me, was about the things I’d carry.   There were handshakes, high-fives, and congratulatory gifts; A giant red ribbon cut by a large pair of scissors and a special engraved groundbreaking shovel. But the [...]

An Open Letter to My Husband’s Former Employer

2018-01-28T21:16:33+00:00 January 28th, 2018|It is well with my soul.|

To My Husband’s Former Employer, The cover of your Employee Handbook says it all; your mission statement printed in royal blue… clearly the focus. I normally don’t do things like this… things that might burn bridges. In fact, my mission throughout my work, is to turn walls into bridges. But I’m not writing to talk [...]

Blind Sided by a Republican watching Pretty Woman

2017-11-07T20:31:14+00:00 November 7th, 2017|The struggle is real.|

I didn’t see it coming… I was blind-sided… by myself. I had every intention when I got up this morning of spending the morning lounging in my pajamas, drinking coffee and Baileys and then sewing. My husband and I had a few errands to run in town. As I was walking through JoAnn Fabrics, I [...]


2017-09-08T00:22:18+00:00 September 8th, 2017|The struggle is real.|

I was standing on the carpet. The numbers 1 through 10 taped down in a row with blue painter’s tape. To my right were four women, each standing on numbers ranging from 5 to 7. There were only six of us total in the room and one was facilitating. She said she would place her [...]

Eternally 500 Miles Short.

2017-09-05T21:57:53+00:00 September 5th, 2017|It is well with my soul., The struggle is real.|

I was sitting there at the table in Michigan, Huey Lewis and the News playing from Spotify – the song “It’s as Simple as That”. My brother David was on my right, my Dad and my husband Josh on the opposite side of the table. We were in the midst of playing a favorite card [...]

Everyone meet Eileen… She’s a real B.

2017-08-27T01:07:42+00:00 August 27th, 2017|It is well with my soul., The struggle is real.|

I was sitting there in her office. My shoes off, feet folded underneath me as I sat on the couch. A rather large stuffed dog with sad eyes was sitting next to me on my left, just chilling, staring at me. She said something, but I didn’t catch it, so I asked her to repeat [...]